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Join us at Rightscon 2019!

By | 2019-06-11T10:43:46+02:00 Jun 7th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Join us this year at Rightscon 2019 in Tunis from the 11th to the 14th of June 2019. We are excited to share our work towards building an evidence base for digital policy in Africa and our collaborative work with Cyber Policy Think Tanks in the Global South - Centre for Internet and Society, [...]

The state of ICT in Uganda

By | 2019-05-23T17:03:14+02:00 May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Home|

Policy paper No 8, Series No. 5 : After Access-The State of ICT in Uganda The report was prepared by Dr Alison Gillwald and Dr Mothobi with Dr. Tusubira and Ali Ndiwalana. In line with global commitments to improve digital inclusion and to realise the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, the Government of Uganda has committed the country [...]

SADC Parliamentary Forum presentation

By | 2019-05-22T17:03:14+02:00 May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Home|

On Wednesday, 22 May, Alison Gillwald, Enrico Calandro and Anri van der Spuy presented policy options for the digital economy to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum (PF) meeting in Johannesburg. The two-hour session covered a range of issues pertaining to the governance of digital economies. A detailed report on the session, [...]

After Access: Africa comparative report

By | 2019-05-16T10:59:09+02:00 May 16th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Illustration by Karen Lilje New report: After Access 2018- A demand-side view of mobile internet from 10 African countries by Alison Gillwald and Onkokame Mothobi. 16 May 2019 The After Access survey – long made possible through the support of the Canadian International Development  Research Council  (IDRC) and in 2018  by the [...]

Stockholm Internet forum: Unpacking Access plenary

By | 2019-05-14T16:30:13+02:00 May 15th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Join Dr Alison Gillwald at the 2019 Stockholm Internet Forum: Internet Freedom for Global Development PLENARY 2: UNPACKING ACCESS 16 May 2018 14:00-15:00 Dr Gillwald will be unpacking the findings from our  2019_After Access_Africa Comparative report covering 10 African countries. Follow the conversation @SIF 2019. Session Description: With ever more innovative technologies connecting the farthest reaches [...]

A struggle for visibility: Onkokame Mothobi

By | 2019-05-07T16:14:25+02:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: Home|

First published on CPRsouth website April 23, 2019 Nobody would (or could) have pictured an eleven-year old boy selling oranges and sweets on the street growing up into a man who would wear a suit and address a gathering. But Mothobi could. Mothobi pictured himself successful when he left behind everything he loved, when he [...]

Internet Universality Indicators: A Framework for Assessing Internet Development

By | 2019-04-24T08:28:25+02:00 Apr 16th, 2019|Categories: Home|

UNESCO publishes Internet Universality framework By Anri van der Spuy UNESCO recently 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 [...]

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 | 2019-04-24T05:32:10+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 [...]