OUR HISTORY

We are the Internet Society (ISOC) Trinidad and Tobago Chapter

The Trinidad and Tobago Chapter of the Internet Society serves the Internet Society’s purposes by promoting the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people in Trinidad and Tobago, the region, and the world.

The Chapter focuses on Internet connectivity and accessibility, Internet Governance, advising the government on policies and legislation, and other emerging issues related to the Internet ecosystem that could present new opportunities or pose challenges to the country.

Working for an open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet for everyone, the Chapter promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.

We seek collaboration with all who share these goals.

THE CHAPTER UNDERTAKES A VARIETY OF PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES SUCH AS:

PUBLIC POLICY PROGRAMMES

Our Public policy programmes are developed to raise our voices and inform policy and decision makers about Internet issues such as net neutrality, copyright protection, censorship, or human rights.

Educational

We have Educational events to inform members or the general public about both non-technical and technical Internet related-issues such as security (identity and transactional), broadband access, IPV6, Internet safety, network neutrality, or many others.

Networking Events

Networking is very important factor in professional growth so Networking events which help members connect with those in their area who share their passion for the Internet Society’s mission to bring the benefits of the Internet to everyone

COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES

More than 30% of population of Trinidad and Tobago live in rural areas and without or limited internet options. Community programmes are designed to ensure Internet access for economically disadvantaged individuals. We would be establish partnership with other existing actors working in these areas and might address hardware / software distribution and promotion of best practice

POLICY COMMITTEES

Policy Committee calls provide monthly calls for internet thought leaders from our membership convene to discuss important topics of the day. From these calls position papers are developed. They are a robust discussion with Trinidad and Tobago’s leading voices on internet safety, security, openness, and access. These policy positions are communicated to government, our membership and stakeholders.

SPECIAL INTEREST PROJECTS AND GROUPS

In certain circumstances the chapter will directly or in partnership, will create or engage in special interest projects and groups where the project is not directly related to the specific mandate of the society but uses the internet in support for it’s success.