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Call for Fellowships + Expressions of Interest to Collaborate

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

An investigation into the factors affecting Internet performance in Africa: a throughput, latency, and content hosting analysis

By | 2018-05-07T22:55:25+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Home, Measuring Broadband Performance in Africa|

Panel discussion at Africa Internet Summit, 8 May 2018, Dakar, Senegal. With increasing demand for videos, streaming media, and for services such as cloud computing on the continent, measuring Internet performance to identify performance bottlenecks, and specifically how users experience performance, becomes increasingly important. Across Africa, operators have extensively invested in increasing capacity through [...]

Public Lecture: Understanding the paradox of digital inequality as more Africans come on line

By | 2018-05-02T14:41:26+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Home|

New demand-side research undertaken in 16 countries in the Global South, shows vast variances in Internet penetration between and within regions, with the majority of people in many countries having not heard of the Internet or do not know how to use it. In South Africa, more women own mobile phones than men and there are no [...]

How can technology be a force for good in Africa?

By | 2018-03-22T13:21:58+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Home|

Securing a digital future for all Africans 13:15–14:00 (CET), Thursday, 22 March 2018Room K1, ITU Montbrillant  Remote participation link here. #WSIS2018 #africadigial #afteraccess Despite the technological advancement and the reduction of the digital divide in many countries in the global South, the increased level of connectedness brings about new challenges for the vulnerable of society. [...]

Submission on the South Africa Electronic Communications Amendment Bill

By | 2018-02-06T14:55:35+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Research ICT Africa has submitted its comments on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill in response to the invitation by the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services. The Bill is an important document that may have a significant impact on the telecommunications sector of the country. It seeks to implement and give effect to the policy objectives set [...]

Opportunity alert: Data Scientist/Analyst

By | 2018-01-22T10:32:21+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys, Measuring Broadband Performance in Africa|

Do you want to be at the pulse of digital policy in Africa? Do you have ideas about how data can be used innovatively to develop an evidence base for policymakers to ensure digital inclusion and contribute to sustainable development? Are you comfortable moving between economic and social indicators and technical measurements and big [...]

Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP)

By | 2018-01-15T12:26:29+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Home, RANITP|Tags: , , , , , , |

Since January 2017, Research ICT Africa has been hosting the Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP) The project aims at promoting high-level multidisciplinary research on ICT policy across the African continent, and the current phase is focused on providing the necessary evidence to inform policy processes on the implementation of cloud computing services [...]

After Access highlights: Using evidence from the Global South to reshape our digital future

By | 2018-01-26T14:19:57+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|

After Access highlights: Using evidence from the Global South to reshape our digital future Research ICT Africa conducted informal sector, household and individual surveys in seven African countries- Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mozambique in 2017. The surveys are part of a global initiative on producing much-needed quality data on ICT [...]

State of ICT in Lesotho

By | 2018-02-06T20:45:39+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , |

While Lesotho has made significant progress towards its national vision of 2020, it faces several challenges as a small landlocked, lower-middle income country, with mountainous terrain and low population density outside of the capital, Maseru. The five-year National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) 2012/13 - 2016/17 identified ICTs as the backbone of a modern economy [...]