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Steps and Issues of Privatization of the Telecom Sector in Ethiopia – በሚል በዶ/ር ሊሻን አዳምና ዶ/ር አሊሰን ጊልዋልድከተፃፈው የተወሰደ)ዋናውን ሪፖርት

By | 2019-02-15T12:26:26+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Authors: Dr. Lishan Adam with Henock Fantahun and Dr Onkokame  Mothobi After Access series Editor: Dr. Alison Gillwald Contact: lishan@ictfd.net and agillwald@researchictafrica.net The announcement of the privatisation of Ethio Telecom has generated much interest and have improved the prospects of a competitive ICT sector in Ethiopia. This paper discusses some of the critical steps that the government of [...]

Addressing Cyber crime in South Africa – CyberBRICS fellowship

By | 2019-02-14T10:26:55+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Blog post by Sagwadi Mabunda  As the newest member of the Research ICT Africa team, I recently started a CyberBRICS fellowship which will soon take me to FGV Law Rio De Janeiro Law School, Brazil. During this RIA fellowship, I plan to start work on a three-part series of journal articles that theorise some of [...]

Women in Tech: Understanding the gender barriers

By | 2019-01-17T10:54:31+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Women in Tech Africa: A follow-up activity on the 2018 Accra Summit on Women in Tech Date: 15th-17th January 2019 Venue: Johannesburg UN Office for South-South Cooperation This week we contributed to the discussion on addressing Women in Technology at the roundtable discussion in South Africa hosted by the United Nations office for South [...]

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

By | 2019-01-17T10:42:15+00:00 January 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 [...]

The state of ICT in Nigeria 2018

By | 2019-02-19T12:31:03+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Policy Paper no. 3, Series 5: After Access State of ICT in Nigeria By Alison Gillwald, Fola Odufuwa, and Onkokame Mothobi. At a time when the ICT sector is most needed to bolster Nigeria’s ailing national economy, thesector finds itself under considerable politicaland regulatory pressure, with the country sliding down global indices and some playerseven [...]

Africa E Week: The need for statistics to measure the development impact of digitisation

By | 2018-12-14T10:38:05+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Senior Researcher, Dr Onkokame Mothobi presented at the Africa E Commerce week on the importance of data. This session discussed the insights that can be provided by the collection of statistics concerning the digital economy in Africa, which supports decision-making by policy-makers and other stakeholders. It highlighted recent work that has been done in this [...]

Africa E Week: Expanding access to affordable and reliable ICT Infrastructure and services

By | 2018-12-12T09:28:59+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Categories: Home|

For the panel on Expanding Access to Affordable and Reliable ICT Infrastructure and Services at the UNCTAD Africa e-commence week being held in Nairobi, RIA executive director, Dr Alison Gillwald, looks at the linkages between affordable access and  prices, quality of service, and network investment in Africa: Accuracy of Internet penetration data/ devices data Barriers to take up vs use Problems with [...]

Research ICT Africa attending Africa eCommerce Week

By | 2018-12-10T22:41:14+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Research ICT Africa is attending The Africa eCommerce Week  in Nairobi jointly organised by the African Union and the European Union. The event is hosted by the Government of Kenya and implemented in collaboration with partners of the eTrade for all initiative. Our Executive Director, Dr. Alison Gillwald and Senior Researcher, Dr Onkokame Mothobi will [...]

Discussing Freedoms Online

By | 2018-11-29T10:07:56+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Categories: Home|

This week Prof. Alison Gillwald and Anri van der Spuy will be participating in the Freedom Online Conference – Internet Freedom at a Crossroads: Common Paths towards Strengthening Human Rights Online, in Berlin. The Conference, which takes place from 28 to 30 November, is the flagship event of the Freedom Online Coalition, bringing together [...]