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Internet Universality Indicators: A Framework for Assessing Internet Development

By | 2019-04-16T10:57:03+02:00 Apr 16th, 2019|Categories: Home|

UNESCO publishes Internet Universality framework By Anri van der Spuy UNESCO published its Internet Universality Indicators: A Framework for Assessing Internet Development. As a member of the consortium responsible for undertaking project for UNESCO, Research ICT Africa undertook pre-testing and pilots of the indicators in Senegal and Nigeria, and RIA researcher Anri van der [...]

Fairwork exposes exploitation in gig economy amid regulatory vacuum

By | 2019-04-15T16:38:13+02:00 Apr 15th, 2019|Categories: Home|

The foundation rates platforms on how well they fare on core work standards and publishes a league table of big SA platforms’ performance RIA (Alison Gillwald and Anri van der Spuy) and Oxford Internet Institute (Mark Graham and Sai Englert). A group of Uber drivers in Cape Town use social media messaging platform WhatsApp [...]

WSIS 2019-Harnessing opportunities, mitigating risk

By | 2019-04-16T22:24:05+02:00 Apr 9th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Harnessing opportunities, mitigating risk. Dr. Alison Gillwald Executive Director, Research ICT Arica Adjunct Professor: University of Cape Town Presented 9 April 2019 at the WSIS Forum of 2019 opening statement. Your excellencies, honorable Ministers Secretary General Mr Zhao, esteemed panel members and delegates and the WSIS Forum organisers, - thank you for invitation to [...]

Towards understanding the digital gender gap in the global South

By | 2019-04-08T22:46:53+02:00 Apr 8th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Towards  understanding  the digital  gender gap  in the global South (Pg 220-246) The United Nations University in collaboration with EQUALS Research Group published report on Taking Stock: Data and Evidence on Gender Equality in Digital Access, Skills and Leadership(link is external). The inaugural report of the EQUALS Research Group lays the foundation for the EQUALS [...]

State of ICT in Mozambique

By | 2019-04-04T16:19:34+02:00 Apr 4th, 2019|Categories: Home, ICT Access and Use Surveys|

RIA Policy Paper No. 6, Vol. 5, After Access: The state of ICT in Mozambique Policy paper by Alison Gillwald, Onkokame Mothobi and Broc Rademan. Mozambique has a challenging path ahead if it is to realise the full potential of the ICT sector in developing its economy and to make progress on the information communication [...]

Internet Freedom Festival 2019

By | 2019-03-31T20:58:22+02:00 Mar 31st, 2019|Categories: Home|

IFF 2019 flyer How do we research the taboo and hidden? Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 Time: 02:45 - 03:45 PM Room: Visual Room Duration: 1 hour(s) Theme: Policy, Advocacy & Research Presenter: Chenai Chair   The 2019 Internet Freedom Festival marks an important point in the project, as it will be celebrating its 5th anniversary! Research ICT Africa [...]

Information rights in a data age: #ICIC2019

By | 2019-03-31T21:01:45+02:00 Mar 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 [...]

Public lecture series: What is data justice for (South) Africa, and who gets to decide?

By | 2019-03-11T10:32:27+02:00 Feb 26th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Nelson Mandela Public lecture series Name of speaker: Assoc. Prof. Linnet Taylor with Gabriella Razzano. Title of seminar: What is data justice for (South) Africa, and who gets to decide? 5 March 2018 Linkoping House, 27 Burg Road, Rondebosch -Cape Town. 16:00pm for 16:30pm RSVP- Wendy.Hendricks@uct.ac.za Email- communications@researchictafrica.net for live streaming link   "How should [...]

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

By | 2019-02-26T05:28:06+02:00 Feb 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 [...]