Onkokame Mothobi participating in ITU Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI)

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The 8th Meeting of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI) is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 12-13 September 2017. The meeting will be organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by ITU. The EGTI meeting will be held back-to-back with the 5th Meeting of the Expert Group on ICT Household Indicators (EGH), which will also take place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14-15 September 2017. RIA's senior researcher, Onkokame [...]

Cost of smartphones continues the digital divide in Tanzania

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Cost of smartphones continues the digital divide in Tanzania Tanzania is ranked fourth among 49 African countries when comparing the cheapest 1GB of prepaid mobile data, yet the Internet penetration rate remains low at 30%. A nationally representative ICT Survey recently completed by Research ICT Africa (RIA) finds 43% of Tanzanian population does not own a mobile phone. The Survey also identifies the cost of smartphone devices to be a major inhibiting factor on Internet take up. RIA’s Beyond [...]

Beyond Access Surveys – Questionnaires, Methodology, and Timeframe

August 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Beyond Access Surveys - Questionnaires, Methodology, and Timeframe In fulfilling its mission to create an evidence base for ICT policy making across Africa, Research ICT Africa is conducting informal sector, household and individual surveys in seven African countries. RIA has been developing and gathering universal indicators on ICT access and use for over a decade; providing some of the only non-proprietorial data on users and non-users in Africa.  With the generous support of the Canadian International Development Research Centre [...]

Beyond Access data: Research ICT Africa (RIA) ICT household surveys in 2017

June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Beyond Access data: Research ICT Africa (RIA) ICT household surveys in 2017 RIA, a non-profit think tank focused on building evidence for ICT policy and regulation, will be resuming the Household and Individual ICT access and use survey again in January 2017 after a funding interregnum.   This round includes, nine African countries (Kenya, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa and Lesotho). The surveys are part of a global initiative on producing much needed quality data on [...]

World Summit on the Information Society 2017: High level policy statement

June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

World Summit on the Information Society 2017: High level policy statement By Alison Gillwald (PhD) Executive director, Research ICT Africa, and Adjunct Professor University of Cape Town. Research ICT Africa is an African public–interest ICT research ICT policy and regulatory network that has provided technical assistance to African countries, multilateral agencies and development banks for over a decade. It is the only organization collecting comprehensive supply-side and demand-side data that is available in the public domain with national representative [...]

Beyond Access Surveys

June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Beyond Access Surveys The 2017 questionnaires for the Beyond Access Household, Individual and Business survey are now available. To access the survey questionnaire you are interested in, simply select between the to options below. Household and Individual Survey Business Survey Survey Methodology Please contact admin@researchictafrica.net or communications@researchictafrica.net Sign up for our mailing list here for updates on the status of surveys.

Disentangling the broadband divide in Rwanda: supply-side vs demand-side

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Disentangling the broadband divide in Rwanda: supply-side vs demand-side The Rwandan telecommunications sector has shown particularly strong growth in recent years, due to a vibrant economy and championing of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the highest level. ICT is a central engine to driving Rwanda’s transformation to a knowledge-based economy. The SMART Rwanda plan 2015-2016 put broadband at the heart of the national socio-economic development agenda. While the supply-side analysis provides information on price trends, it does not provide [...]

Measuring Information Society Report 2016: Acknowledgments

December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Measuring Information Society Report 2016: Acknowledgments The 2016 edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report was prepared by the ICT Data and Statistics Division within the Telecommunications Development Bureau of ITU. The team comprised Susan Teltscher (Head of Division), Fredrik Eriksson, Vanessa Gray, Esperanza Magpantay, Lourdes Montenegro and Ivan Vallejo. David Souter, consultant to ITU, provided substantive contribu ons to Chapters 1, 2 and 3. Halvor Sannæs and Josie Sephton from Strategy Analytics Ltd. provided substantive inputs to Chapter [...]

GIS 2016: economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

GIS 2016: economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet A groundbreaking report on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet will be released at the Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 9 December 2016. The latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report will look at the role of the internet in realising economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs). In the same way that the internet is essential to sustainable development, it is [...]

World Bank seminar on Gender & ICT – A Gender Gap Analysis of Zambia

October 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

World Bank seminar on Gender & ICT - A Gender Gap Analysis of Zambia The Transport & ICT GP and the Gender CCSA present: Gender & ICT: A Gender Gap Analysis of Zambia Hosted by Susan Ulbaek, Executive Director of the Nordic and Baltic Countries, The World Bank Group Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 12:00-1:30PM EDT Room: J 8-044 RSVP & Add to Calendar Lunch will be provided Join WebEx meeting Meeting number: 732 905 151 Meeting password: AH4FDcWQ Join [...]

Household & Individual Survey

August 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Household & Individual Survey For more than a decade, Research ICT Africa has conducted household, individual and business surveys on ICT access and use across several African countries. Initially there were 20 countries participating in the surveys but this figure dropped to 17 for the 2007/8 survey, and in 2011/12 only 12 countries across the continent participated in the survey. These surveys have provided nationally representative indicators at the household, individual and informal business level for the various participating countries. [...]

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