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Information rights in a data age: #ICIC2019

By |2019-03-31T21:01:45+02:00Mar 20th, 2019|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, Blog, Event, Home|

Information rights in a data age: #ICIC2019 By Anri van der SpuyOn the plane back from the recent International Conference of Information Commissioners(ICIC), an inflight magazine proudly presents an advertisement for the African Union’s common, electronic, biometric passport. While the passportis reportedly being developed to ‘facilitate free movement of persons across Africa’,[i]the advert neglects [...]

Submission to the Inquiry into the role and responsibilities of the ICASA in Cybersecurity

By |2019-01-17T10:42:15+02:00Jan 17th, 2019|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, Home|

Research ICT Africa welcomes the opportunity to submit written comments on the Inquiry into the role and responsibilities of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, published in the Government Gazette on the 28 September 2018. To that end, ICASA has published a discussion document soliciting the views of stakeholders on what should be [...]

IGF Panel Discussion on Collaborative Models for Cybersecurity: The Mauritius Case

By |2018-11-08T13:42:32+02:00Nov 8th, 2018|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, Home|

What is the rationale for multistakeholder collaboration in cybersecurity policymaking? How can multistakeholder collaborations in cybersecurity be improved in Africa? What are the challenges of implementing them? What forms should multistakeholder collaborations for cybersecurity take? What are the key success factors experienced by the different stakeholders involved in such collaborations? Those are some of the questions that will [...]

AfterAccess wins EQUALSinTech 2018 Research Award

By |2018-09-28T15:01:34+02:00Sep 28th, 2018|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, ICT Access and Use Surveys|

Aileen Aguero, Alison Gillwald and Helani Galpaya. Credit ITU Flicker On September 22, 2018, AfterAccess was presented with the 2018 EQUALS in Tech Award for research, which honours efforts to close the ICT gender gap through research. AfterAccess was recognized for its contribution to addressing the gender gap through the collection of robust data on [...]

After Access: The state of ICT in South Africa

By |2018-09-14T12:33:08+02:00Sep 10th, 2018|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|

Increasing Internet connections suggests a bridging of the digital divide yet, as more people are connected, digital inequality paradoxically increases. Inequality exists not only between people online and offline, but also between those who have the skills and financial resources to use the Internet optimally, and those who do not. Without policy interventions to reduce these disparities offline [...]

Call for Fellowships + Expressions of Interest to Collaborate

By |2018-05-17T13:14:20+02:00May 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+02:00May 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 [...]

Call for applications: Research Methods Workshop for Internet Policy & Advocacy in Africa

By |2017-11-09T10:57:50+02:00Nov 9th, 2017|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, Home|

Application Due Soon: 10 November 2017 Date: February 26, 2018-March 3, 2018 Venue: Kampala, Uganda The Annenberg School for Communication’s Internet Policy Observatory has teamed up with the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), Research ICT Africa, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), Unwanted Witness, Paradigm Initiative, and Young ICT [...]

Findings of a Survey on Multistakeholder Participation in Internet Governance from Africa

By |2017-09-06T15:25:57+02:00Jun 28th, 2017|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project|

Findings of a Survey on Multistakeholder Participation in Internet Governance from Africa Enrico Calando of Research ICT Africa presents results from a survey on the perception of African stakeholders on internet governance structures and processes. An animated discussion on the reasons for lack of African participation in internet governance took place at a roundtable [...]