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4IR in SA is too important to remain the domain of the elite

By |2019-07-08T20:41:47+02:00Jul 8th, 2019|Categories: Home|

By Alison Gillwald (PhD), Executive Director, Research ICT Africa & Adjunct Professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance This opinion piece was first published on on Business Day Live on the 4th of July 2019. Since Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum’s announcement in 2016 of the impending Fourth Industrial Revolution [...]

Public Lecture: Unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By |2019-07-04T09:42:33+02:00Jul 3rd, 2019|Categories: Home|

Research ICT Africa and Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance Public Lecture Series: Unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution Join Professor Alison Gillwald in conversation with Professor Tim Unwin, chaired by Professor Wallace Chigona Date: 17 July 2019 Time: 17:30 for 18:00 Address: Linkoping House, 27 Burg Road, Rondebosch RSVP: The session will be live on Zoom from 18:00 [...]

Policy concerns with digital ID in Kenya: a report back on the KICTAnet digital ID meeting

By |2019-06-22T16:01:18+02:00Jun 22nd, 2019|Categories: Home|

Policy concerns with digital ID in Kenya: a report back on the KICTAnet digital ID meeting By Grace Bomu Research ICT Africa RANITP fellow (2019) In  the popular setbook, The River and the Source, Margaret Ogola takes us through the acquisition of identity among the Luo people of Kenya. Children are named after events [...]

Join us at Rightscon 2019!

By |2019-06-11T10:43:46+02:00Jun 7th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Join us this year at Rightscon 2019 in Tunis from the 11th to the 14th of June 2019. We are excited to share our work towards building an evidence base for digital policy in Africa and our collaborative work with Cyber Policy Think Tanks in the Global South - Centre for Internet and Society, [...]

The state of ICT in Uganda

By |2019-07-10T14:43:08+02:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Home|

Policy paper No 8, Series No. 5 : After Access-The State of ICT in Uganda The report was prepared by Dr Alison Gillwald and Dr Mothobi with Dr. Tusubira and Ali Ndiwalana. In line with global commitments to improve digital inclusion and to realise the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, the Government of Uganda has committed the country [...]

After Access: Africa comparative report

By |2019-05-16T10:59:09+02:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Illustration by Karen Lilje New report: After Access 2018- A demand-side view of mobile internet from 10 African countries by Alison Gillwald and Onkokame Mothobi. 16 May 2019 The After Access survey – long made possible through the support of the Canadian International Development  Research Council  (IDRC) and in 2018  by the [...]

Stockholm Internet forum: Unpacking Access plenary

By |2019-05-14T16:30:13+02:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Join Dr Alison Gillwald at the 2019 Stockholm Internet Forum: Internet Freedom for Global Development PLENARY 2: UNPACKING ACCESS 16 May 2018 14:00-15:00 Dr Gillwald will be unpacking the findings from our  2019_After Access_Africa Comparative report covering 10 African countries. Follow the conversation @SIF 2019. Session Description: With ever more innovative technologies connecting the farthest reaches [...]

A struggle for visibility: Onkokame Mothobi

By |2019-05-07T16:14:25+02:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Home|

First published on CPRsouth website April 23, 2019 Nobody would (or could) have pictured an eleven-year old boy selling oranges and sweets on the street growing up into a man who would wear a suit and address a gathering. But Mothobi could. Mothobi pictured himself successful when he left behind everything he loved, when he [...]

Call for applications for the Seventh African School on Internet Governance

By |2019-05-07T14:46:41+02:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , , |

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the Information Society Division of the African Union Commission and Research ICT Africa are pleased to announce the call for applications for the seventh African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). This year the School will be held in September 2019, immediately prior to and linked to the African [...]

Internet Universality Indicators: A Framework for Assessing Internet Development

By |2019-04-24T08:28:25+02:00Apr 16th, 2019|Categories: Home|

UNESCO publishes Internet Universality framework By Anri van der Spuy UNESCO recently published its Internet Universality Indicators: A Framework for Assessing Internet Development. As a member of the consortium responsible for undertaking project for UNESCO, Research ICT Africa undertook pre-testing and pilots of the indicators in Senegal and Nigeria, and RIA researcher Anri van [...]