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Steps and Issues of Privatization of the Telecom Sector in Ethiopia – በሚል በዶ/ር ሊሻን አዳምና ዶ/ር አሊሰን ጊልዋልድከተፃፈው የተወሰደ)ዋናውን ሪፖርት

By | 2019-02-15T12:26:26+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Authors: Dr. Lishan Adam with Henock Fantahun and Dr Onkokame  Mothobi After Access series Editor: Dr. Alison Gillwald Contact: lishan@ictfd.net and agillwald@researchictafrica.net The announcement of the privatisation of Ethio Telecom has generated much interest and have improved the prospects of a competitive ICT sector in Ethiopia. This paper discusses some of the critical steps that the government of [...]

Addressing Cyber crime in South Africa – CyberBRICS fellowship

By | 2019-02-14T10:26:55+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Blog post by Sagwadi Mabunda  As the newest member of the Research ICT Africa team, I recently started a CyberBRICS fellowship which will soon take me to FGV Law Rio De Janeiro Law School, Brazil. During this RIA fellowship, I plan to start work on a three-part series of journal articles that theorise some of [...]

Women in Tech: Understanding the gender barriers

By | 2019-01-17T10:54:31+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Women in Tech Africa: A follow-up activity on the 2018 Accra Summit on Women in Tech Date: 15th-17th January 2019 Venue: Johannesburg UN Office for South-South Cooperation This week we contributed to the discussion on addressing Women in Technology at the roundtable discussion in South Africa hosted by the United Nations office for South [...]

Africa E Week: The need for statistics to measure the development impact of digitisation

By | 2018-12-14T10:38:05+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Senior Researcher, Dr Onkokame Mothobi presented at the Africa E Commerce week on the importance of data. This session discussed the insights that can be provided by the collection of statistics concerning the digital economy in Africa, which supports decision-making by policy-makers and other stakeholders. It highlighted recent work that has been done in this [...]

Africa E Week: Expanding access to affordable and reliable ICT Infrastructure and services

By | 2018-12-12T09:28:59+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Categories: Home|

For the panel on Expanding Access to Affordable and Reliable ICT Infrastructure and Services at the UNCTAD Africa e-commence week being held in Nairobi, RIA executive director, Dr Alison Gillwald, looks at the linkages between affordable access and  prices, quality of service, and network investment in Africa: Accuracy of Internet penetration data/ devices data Barriers to take up vs use Problems with [...]

Research ICT Africa attending Africa eCommerce Week

By | 2018-12-10T22:41:14+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Research ICT Africa is attending The Africa eCommerce Week  in Nairobi jointly organised by the African Union and the European Union. The event is hosted by the Government of Kenya and implemented in collaboration with partners of the eTrade for all initiative. Our Executive Director, Dr. Alison Gillwald and Senior Researcher, Dr Onkokame Mothobi will [...]

African digital platforms and the future of digital financial services

By | 2018-12-04T10:22:35+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: ICT Access and Use Surveys|

By Renée Hunter, Chernay Johnson and Matthew Dunn This blog was first published on CENFRI As societies and economies change, so should the financial products that serve them. The insight2impact facility ׀ i2i in partnership with Research ICT Africa have created this series of infographics to describe their key findings on multi-sided platforms, and the individuals [...]

Parliament Presentation: Digital Inequality in South Africa

By | 2018-11-26T09:58:28+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Prof. Alison Gillwald will be presenting on the 26th of November before the Parliamentary Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services as it conducts its public hearings on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill.  Prof Gillwald will make a presentation to the committee on an update on the issues pertaining to the cost to communicate. In particular, the measures [...]

WEF: Understanding the gender gap in the Global South

By | 2018-11-09T09:57:12+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Categories: ICT Access and Use Surveys|

By Alison Gillwald for the World Economic Forum Despite there being no accurate data available at the global level to support claims currently being made in various gender and information and communication technology (ICT) indices, it is important to recognise the relevance of equality in access and use of the internet to social and [...]