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Alternative Policy and Regulatory Strategies for Developing Countries in the Digital Economy

By | 2018-07-16T12:42:41+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Seminar 1: ICT indicators, measurement & evidence Do you know where you stand in relation to Sustainable Development Goals ICT targets? Do you have the data to report to your citizens, regional organisations and to international bodies? Big data for development? What is the potential of big data for national planning and monitoring? Seminar [...]

ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries

By | 2018-06-27T16:43:03+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Deadline extended until 30 July 2018! The second special issue of the ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries welcomes academic papers that offer insight into the increasing sophistication of techniques used to exchange and understand data, while also exploring how data can safely fuel more autonomous, human centric information and communication technologies. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the [...]

Towards Fair Online Platform Work

By | 2018-06-25T12:46:19+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Home|

2 JULY 2018 09:00-17:00 JOZIHUB - 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg  RSVP:  More than seven million digital ‘platform workers’ around the world perform work outsourced via platforms or apps in the so-called ‘gig economy’ today. Lacking the opportunity to collectively bargain, platform workers have little ability to negotiate wages and working conditions with [...]

Call for Fellowships + Expressions of Interest to Collaborate

By | 2018-05-17T13:14:20+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, Home|Tags: , , , |

Research ICT Africa’s Africa Digital Policy Project Call for Fellowships + Expressions of Interest to Collaborate Deadline: 28 June 2018 Do you believe in working towards  an Internet that is free (based on and supportive of human rights), trusted (based on sound cybersecurity measures), and innovative (based on enabling policy environments)? Join or play [...]

About RIA and the Africa Digital Policy Project

By | 2018-05-09T21:42:41+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project|

Research ICT Africa (RIA) has over 15 years of consistent experience in research on information and communication technology (ICT) policy and regulation. Its new Africa Digital Policy Project (the Project) – was developed in response to a call by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for the establishment of regional cyberpolicy think tanks in [...]

Public Lecture: Understanding the paradox of digital inequality as more Africans come on line

By | 2018-05-02T14:41:26+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Home|

New demand-side research undertaken in 16 countries in the Global South, shows vast variances in Internet penetration between and within regions, with the majority of people in many countries having not heard of the Internet or do not know how to use it. In South Africa, more women own mobile phones than men and there are no [...]

Call for Young Scholars Academy: CPRsouth 2018

By | 2018-04-30T10:54:58+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Event|

1-5 September 2018 Polana Serena Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique The program includes participation in 2.5 days of tutorials and the 2.5 days of the Communication Policy Research south (CPRsouth) conference that follows. This is the 15th iteration of a program that began in 2007. If you are selected to participate AND you are a citizen/permanent resident [...]

Vacancy-Research Manager

By | 2018-07-02T15:50:20+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys, Measuring Broadband Performance in Africa, RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Research ICT Africa conducts research on digital policy and regulation that facilitates evidence-based policy making for improved access, use and application of ICT for sustainable development in Africa and in the Global South and we are looking for a Research Manager to join our team! Key responsibilities of the job include: Research management and leadership (50%) [...]

How can technology be a force for good in Africa?

By | 2018-03-22T13:21:58+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Home|

Securing a digital future for all Africans 13:15–14:00 (CET), Thursday, 22 March 2018Room K1, ITU Montbrillant  Remote participation link here. #WSIS2018 #africadigial #afteraccess Despite the technological advancement and the reduction of the digital divide in many countries in the global South, the increased level of connectedness brings about new challenges for the vulnerable of society. [...]