As part of its constant efforts to work more closely with the Caribbean Community, LACNIC successfully held the third edition of its LACNIC - CARIBBEAN meeting on 13-15 July. The event was held in the city of Paramaribo, Suriname, with the support of the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations (CANTO) which held their 27th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition back-to-back with the LACNIC meeting.
The meeting was open to the regional community and focused mainly on training and encouraging participants to use and deploy the new IPv6 protocol and analyzing topics relating to Internet resource administration policies in the region, security issues, and resource certification.
The event was attended by 77 participants representing different sectors including governments, regulatory bodies, ISPs, IXPs, content providers, and international carriers.
Regenie Fräser, CANTO Secretary General, Dirk Currie, Telesur's CEO and member of CANTO's Board of Directors, and Raul Echeberria, LACNIC's CEO, took part in the opening ceremony. Bernadette Lewis, CTU Secretary General, presented her apologies for not being able to attend the meeting and sent a message that was read during the ceremony.
This three-day meeting included three IPv6 workshops (Basic IPv6, Transition Mechanisms, and IPv6 Security) which were received with great interest and showed high levels of participation.
The material presented in those workshops is available on the event's website: http://lacnic.net/en/eventos/caribbean3/agenda.html
Members of LACNIC staff made institutional presentations and also presented reports on the activities organized by LACNIC and the services provided by the organization. These covered issues such as the pool of available IPv4 addresses and projected consumption in the LACNIC service region, IPv6 adoption and actions to promote its deployment within the region, as well as a detailed description of all the services that LACNIC provides to its members and to the regional community in general.
Max Larson Henry, LACNIC Public Policy Forum Chair, explained how LACNIC's Policy Development Process (PDP) works and provided information on the policies that are currently under discussion both in the LACNIC region and at global level. He also presented a report on IPv6 implementation experiences in the Caribbean.
Members of LACNIC staff also presented the Security project (AMPARO) and LACNIC's Resource Certification project (RPKI).
Brent Mc Intosh, of Columbus Communications Trinidad Limited, and August Imang, of Telesur, shared their experiences of having participated in previous LACNIC meetings as Caribbean representatives.
All these presentations are available on the event's website: http://lacnic.net/en/eventos/caribbean3/agenda.html
Through its financial assistance program, LACNIC provided financial support to five individuals from different Caribbean countries who were thus able to participate in this meeting.
With these open meetings LACNIC seeks to foster greater participation of the Caribbean members in its priority work areas and to work more closely with the community.
LACNIC would like to thank ISOC, Telesur and ICANN, the event's sponsors, for having provided their support to make this meeting possible, and particularly CANTO for its support as the meeting's host.