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Parenting in the age of Digi-Schools in Kenya

By |2017-03-27T19:44:52+02:00Mar 27th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Broadband 4 Africa, Demand side ICT data, RIA Rap|Tags: , , |

By Dr Margaret Nyambura Internet access in Kenya has seen an incredible boom over the last decade. The regulatory authority cited that of the 37.7 million subscribers, as of September 2016, 99 % accessed the Internet through their mobile devices. There have been targeted government and operator initiatives to deal with issues of digital literacy such [...]

Infrastructure Deficiencies and Adoption of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa.

By |2017-03-22T09:56:13+02:00Mar 22nd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Demand side ICT data, infrastructure, Pricing, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , |

On Monday the 20th of March 2017, our Senior Researcher, Onkokame Mothobi presented the paper "Infrastructure Deficiencies and Adoption of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa" at the CSAE conference: Economic Development in Africa. The paper was co-authored with Lukasz Grzybowski. It makes use of Research ICT Africa Household survey data to respond to the main research question. [...]

Navigating affordability for internet access and use: Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria and South Africa studies

By |2017-01-25T08:18:47+02:00Jan 25th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Broadband 4 Africa, Demand side ICT data, Prepaid bundles, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , |

Knowing from previous research that affordability is one of the primary barriers to internet access, and particularly to optimal use, Research ICT Africa (RIA) conducted focus groups in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda in November last year. The purpose of this Mozilla-funded research, one part of its Equal Rating project, was to obtain qualitative information that [...]

Big Data and social research: a necessary partnership?

By |2016-07-01T13:07:10+02:00Jul 1st, 2016|Categories: Africa, Demand side ICT data, ICT policy and planning, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , |

source: www.rktrans2cloud.com When researchers want to study people, their behaviours, and patterns, they would have to budget most of the project’s timeline to observing, recording and capturing data. Today’s “Smart” devices are denoted as such due to their ability to connect to the internet, in addition to storing and sharing vast amounts of data. [...]

Taking public Wifi for a spin: The Western Cape and Neotel Initiative

By |2016-03-24T14:33:51+02:00Mar 24th, 2016|Categories: Broadband 4 Africa, Demand side ICT data, quality of service, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , |

By Chenai Chair and Enrico Calandro The Western Cape Government in partnership with Neotel launched 50 of the 384 public wifi hotspots in line with its priority of increasing internet access through affordable means. As part of a study on broader demand side assessment on public access and use of Wi-Fi, Research ICT Africa visited two sites [...]

Measuring Digital Rights for the Attainment of Internet Universality

By |2015-11-19T15:43:07+02:00Nov 19th, 2015|Categories: Demand side ICT data, Human rights and internet governance, Indicators, Internet governance, RIA Rap|Tags: |

This blogpost was originally posted in CircleID Measuring the information society in order to achieve development goals is a challenge and a necessity to ascertain progress made in terms of ICT sector development and socio-economic growth. Many intergovernmental, governments, non-profit and private organisations have sought to tackle the challenge through setting targets, defining indicators, and applying [...]