After Access: The state of ICT in Kenya

By |2019-07-10T23:45:09+02:00Jul 8th, 2019|Categories: Home|

Policy Paper No.9, Series 5: After Access The State of ICT in Kenya By Margaret Nyambura Ndung’u, Charley Lewis and Onkokame Mothobi Kenya seeks to position itself in the future of this digital world and global economy, spearheading innovation in the area of mobile money. With more than half of the Kenyan population now banked, the benefits [...]

Public Lecture: Unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By |2019-07-04T09:42:33+02:00Jul 3rd, 2019|Categories: Home|

Research ICT Africa and Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance Public Lecture Series: Unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution Join Professor Alison Gillwald in conversation with Professor Tim Unwin, chaired by Professor Wallace Chigona Date: 17 July 2019 Time: 17:30 for 18:00 Address: Linkoping House, 27 Burg Road, Rondebosch RSVP: info@researchictafrica.net The session will be live on Zoom from 18:00 [...]

Policy concerns with digital ID in Kenya: a report back on the KICTAnet digital ID meeting

By |2019-06-22T16:01:18+02:00Jun 22nd, 2019|Categories: Home|

Policy concerns with digital ID in Kenya: a report back on the KICTAnet digital ID meeting By Grace Bomu Research ICT Africa RANITP fellow (2019) In  the popular setbook, The River and the Source, Margaret Ogola takes us through the acquisition of identity among the Luo people of Kenya. Children are named after events [...]

Join us at Rightscon 2019!

By |2019-06-11T10:43:46+02:00Jun 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 |2019-07-10T14:43:08+02:00May 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+02:00May 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, [...]

How should we let the Christchurch Call ricochet in Africa?

By |2019-05-21T16:11:57+02:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Home|

Photo credit: Anri van der Spuy Blog by Anri van Der Spuy.  Two months ago in Christchurch, New Zealand, a white-supremacist entered a mosque wielding two sets of weapons. With the one, he shot and killed 51 people. With the other, a GoPro camera equipped with livestreaming software strapped to his head, [...]

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 [...]