Senior Research Associate


Enrico holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration specialising in telecommunications policy, from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, and a Masters degree in Communications’ Sciences from the University of Perugia, Italy.  Over the last eight years, he has been exploring the relationship between digital access and development with a focus on digital inequalities.Since January 2017, he has been leading the Regional Academic Network on IT Policies (RANITP), a network of academic researchers interested in digital transformation research. Prior to joining Research ICT Africa, he worked as a technical advisor for the ICT programme of the SADC Parliamentary Forum in Namibia, within the UN technical cooperation framework. He also has experience in the ICT private sector as a business developer. He worked for the European Commission, Information Society and Media DG as a trainee after completing his Master’s degree.  He is a recipient of the OTF fellowship on information controls, the Amy Mahan scholarship award for the advancement of ICT policy in Africa, and the UNDESA fellowship for international cooperation.

By Enrico Calandro