Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP)

Since January 2017, Research ICT Africa has been hosting the Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP) The project aims at promoting high-level multidisciplinary research on ICT policy across the African continent, and the current phase is focused on providing the necessary evidence to inform policy processes on the implementation of cloud computing services in the public sector. For this purpose, RIA organised a full day workshop in Nairobi Kenya, on 31 May 2017 to participate in the research design process.  The other institutions also involved in the project include Lagos Business School, University of Nairobi, University of Zambia, and University of Ghana Business School.

All research institutions involved in the project have started their research and their preliminary results have been presented during the Outside Council Network/RANITP Summit, hosted at the Policy Innovation Centre of Strathmore University, Nairobi, in November 2017.

Presentations of the projects may be accessed here:

Zambia-Adoption and diffusion of cloud computing in the public sector

Ghana-Assimilation of cloud computing in the public sector

South Africa-Modernising the public sector through cloud

Nigeria-Public sector cloud services adoption

Kenya-Cloud user perspectives

Kenya- Cloud provider perspectives

AFRINIC-Investigating technical barriers to cloud services in Africa