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Fazila Farouk joins Research ICT Africa as Research Editor and Communications Manager

By |2020-01-17T09:07:55+02:00Jan 16th, 2020|Categories: Home|

Fazila Farouk joins Research ICT Africa as Research Editor and Communications Manager We are pleased to announce that Fazila Farouk is joining Research ICT Africa as Research Editor and Communications Manager. Fazila is a communications specialist, researcher and policy analyst with over 20 years of experience, which includes working in civil society and [...]

A Global South Perspective on Alternative Spectrum Policy

By |2019-12-18T16:08:00+02:00Dec 18th, 2019|Categories: Home|

A Global South Perspective on Alternative Spectrum Policy This policy paper provides an overview of the state-of-the-art technology and standards that would allow alternative spectrum licensing, as well as certain limitations – both from a technological and a policy perspective. Spectrum measurements undertaken for this study provide evidence that certain frequency bands are [...]

RIA’s Written Statement Delivered During the Meeting of the OEWG at the United Nations

By |2019-12-03T15:33:58+02:00Dec 3rd, 2019|Categories: Africa, Home, Human rights and internet governance, Internet governance, Multistakeholderism|Tags: , , , , , |

RIA's Written Statement Delivered During the Meeting of the OEWG at the United Nations Creating a cyberspace based on rules, laws, and norms: An African perspective for the OEWG RIA’s has prepared a written statement for the Open-Ended Working Group’s intersessional consultive meeting on developments in the field of information and communications technology in [...]

RIA @ IGF 2019

By |2019-11-26T16:20:17+02:00Nov 25th, 2019|Categories: Home|

RIA @ IGF 2019 Are you planning to be at the Internet Governance Forum in Berlin this week? Come grab some coffee with us and lets have a chat. You may as well be interested getting yourself a copy of our RIA@Work report to learn more about all the amazing stuff we've achieved [...]

Introducing Our Newest Media Democracy Fund Fellow

By |2019-11-21T14:25:29+02:00Nov 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Home|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Introducing Our Newest Media Democracy Fund Fellow The Ford/MDF Technology Exchange Fellowship (TX) creates opportunities for emerging technology leaders around the world to gain experience working with civil society organizations on Internet Freedom issues. RIA’s newest technology exchange fellow will explore governance and ethics around AI readiness in Africa and research new models [...]

Uzi’s failed attempt to enter Zambian market leads to more than 70% fall in data prices

By |2019-11-11T17:38:01+02:00Oct 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Home, Pricing, RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|Tags: , , , |

Uzi’s failed attempt to enter Zambian market leads to more than 70% fall in data prices Policy Brief 2 (2019) By Onkokame Mothobi This policy brief assesses the evolution of the mobile broadband market in Zambia. The brief specifically investigate the effect of the scheduled entry of the fourth player on mobile data prices [...]

By |2019-10-23T11:05:10+02:00Oct 23rd, 2019|Categories: Home|

Whose Revolution is it anyway, how do we make it ours? Presentation on the 4IR at Commtrend 2019 4IR has emerged as one of the most important topics among world leaders, academia, practitioners and policy makers and identified by countries as one of the top priorities for economic growth & development. But whose [...]

Vacancy: Research Editor and Communications Manager

By |2019-10-21T14:50:58+02:00Oct 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Home, Vacancies|

VACANCY: Research Editor and Communications Manager Do you want to be at the pulse of digital policy in Africa? Do you have ideas about how research can be conducted innovatively to create an evidence base for policymakers to ensure digital inclusion and contribute to sustainable development? This is a great opportunity for an [...]

Keynote Address at the African Internet Governance Forum by Dr. Alison Gillwald

By |2019-09-11T20:26:25+02:00Sep 11th, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , , , |

KEYNOTE  - AFRICAN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM Alison Gillwald (PhD) Executive Director: Research ICT Africa; Adjunct Professor: University of Cape Town. Your Excellency the President of Tchad, the Honourable Minister of Post and ICT, other Ministers present, Ambassadors, consular generals and other members of the diplomatic corps, President of the African Union Commission and colleagues [...]