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Welcoming Shamira Ahmed – RIA’s New Principal Researcher, Economist

By |2020-02-07T07:35:16+02:00Feb 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog, RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Welcoming Shamira Ahmed – RIA's New Principal Researcher, Economist We’re excited to announce that Shamira Ahmed is joining Research ICT Africa as Principal Researcher, Economist. Shamira will work closely with RIA’s pricing team to undertake supply-side analysis of policy outcomes, specifically market, competition, financial and pricing analysis. She will be responsible for all [...]

Good ID and Financial Inclusion: a call for context

By |2020-02-07T11:18:11+02:00Feb 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Home|Tags: , , |

Good ID and Financial Inclusion: a call for context There are strong regional pushes (both external and internal) for the adoption of ‘Good ID’ across the continent. Fuelled by inspiration from the African Free Trade Area, there are numerous global initiatives supporting ‘Legal Identity for All’. And, in support of the Sustainable Development [...]

Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cybersecurity: Department of Information Systems

By |2020-01-28T12:28:27+02:00Jan 28th, 2020|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, Africa price transparency index, Blog, Broadband 4 Africa, Demand side ICT data, ICT policy and planning, Indicators, infrastructure, Internet governance, Measuring Broadband Performance in Africa, RANITP, Vacancies|

Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cybersecurity: Department of Information Systems Closing Date: 7th February 2020 The Regional Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) is looking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows (PDRF) to work as part of its international collaborative research programme on cyber-security capacity-building. C3SA is a regional centre linked with [...]

Introducing Our Newest Media Democracy Fund Fellow

By |2019-11-21T14:25:29+02:00Nov 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Home|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Introducing Our Newest Media Democracy Fund Fellow The Ford/MDF Technology Exchange Fellowship (TX) creates opportunities for emerging technology leaders around the world to gain experience working with civil society organizations on Internet Freedom issues. RIA’s newest technology exchange fellow will explore governance and ethics around AI readiness in Africa and research new models [...]

Launching the RIA@Work five-year report (2015-2019)

By |2019-11-11T17:15:52+02:00Nov 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Launching the RIA@Work five-year report (2015-2019) Highlights of RIA’s core projects and work over the last five years We're excited to launch our (2015 - 2019 RIA@Work) five year report. We give a highlight of RIA’s core projects that monitor affordable access to the infrastructure and services that underpin the Internet remain essential [...]

Uzi’s failed attempt to enter Zambian market leads to more than 70% fall in data prices

By |2019-11-11T17:38:01+02:00Oct 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Home, Pricing, RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|Tags: , , , |

Uzi’s failed attempt to enter Zambian market leads to more than 70% fall in data prices Policy Brief 2 (2019) By Onkokame Mothobi This policy brief assesses the evolution of the mobile broadband market in Zambia. The brief specifically investigate the effect of the scheduled entry of the fourth player on mobile data prices [...]

RIA says #NoToXenophobia

By |2019-09-04T12:35:55+02:00Sep 4th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Africa Digital Policy Project, Blog, Home|Tags: , |

Research ICT Africa (RIA) has worked for nearly a decade with its partners throughout the continent. Being a pan-African organisation working with diverse networks and partners across the continent is a core component of our strength and resilience in our mission to research ICT access and use and to inform evidence-based digital policy. Throughout [...]

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 [...]