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Women in Tech: Understanding the gender barriers

By | 2019-01-17T10:54:31+02:00 Jan 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 [...]

The state of ICT in Nigeria 2018

By | 2019-02-19T12:31:03+02:00 Dec 19th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Policy Paper no. 3, Series 5: After Access State of ICT in Nigeria By Alison Gillwald, Fola Odufuwa, and Onkokame Mothobi. At a time when the ICT sector is most needed to bolster Nigeria’s ailing national economy, thesector finds itself under considerable politicaland regulatory pressure, with the country sliding down global indices and some playerseven [...]

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

By | 2018-12-14T10:38:05+02:00 Dec 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+02:00 Dec 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+02:00 Dec 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+02:00 Dec 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+02:00 Nov 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+02:00 Nov 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 [...]

Opinion: All sectors need to embrace digital economy to spur economic growth

By | 2018-12-04T09:54:56+02:00 Nov 8th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Policy clarity, investments and reducing data prices so everyone can afford to be online will assist SA in the fourth industrial revolution 08 NOVEMBER 2018 By ALISON GILLWALD for Business Day As we moved to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s investment summit on the back of the jobs summit held last month, the department of telecommunications [...]