After Access: Africa comparative report

By |2019-05-16T10:59:09+02:00May 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+02:00May 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+02:00May 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+02:00Apr 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+02:00Apr 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+02:00Apr 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+02:00Apr 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 |2019-07-10T14:51:59+02:00Apr 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+02:00Mar 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 [...]