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Amy Mahan Scholarship Third PhD Graduate

By | 2017-09-07T00:39:39+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Amy Mahan Scholarship Third PhD Graduate On 20 December 2016, Cecilia Matanga graduated from the University of Cape Town, Faculty of Commerce, Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, programme on Managing Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, under the supervision of Prof Alison Gillwald. As part of the IDRC sponsored initiative to build African [...]

Mauritian ICT Visionary, Dr Krishna Oolun, joins RIA advisory board

By | 2017-09-07T00:33:44+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Mauritian ICT Visionary, Dr Krishna Oolun, joins RIA advisory board Dr Krishna Oolun is the latest eminent former regulator to join the advisory board of Research ICT Africa, an ICT policy and regulatory think tank based in Cape Town, that hosts an African wide research network. Dr Oolun was Chief Executive of the ICT Authority [...]

South Africa: Open Access wireless networks threaten competition and investment?

By | 2017-09-09T17:54:38+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Categories: Home|

South Africa: Open Access wireless networks threaten competition and investment? Despite its policy currency globally there is little evidence that mandatory open access networks have contributed to public policy objectives of increased competition in services, decreased pricing and higher levels of demand stimulation. In fact, a growing body of evidence from mature markets indicates [...]

Innovatively aligning ICT public policy with means-GTAC South Africa

By | 2017-09-09T17:57:12+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Home|

Innovatively aligning ICT public policy with means-GTAC South Africa Professor Gillwald presented on Innovatively aligning ICT public policy with means at the Public Economics Winter School. This was the first event of the Public Economics and Policy Analysis Capacity Building Initiative managed by GTAC on behalf of the National Treasury department of South Africa. The [...]

Reinventing public interest in policy & regulation in the digital Age-ZICTA public seminar

By | 2017-09-07T00:49:20+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Home|

Reinventing public interest in policy & regulation in the digital Age-ZICTA public seminar As part of our capacity building with national regulators, Professor Gillwald recently gave a presentation on "Reinventing public interest in policy & regulation in the digital age" at the Zambian ICT Authority public seminar. View presentation here

Straight talk with young African leaders: Net Neutrality and African Innovation – Rightscon 2016

By | 2017-09-07T00:55:47+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: Home|

Straight talk with young African leaders: Net Neutrality and African Innovation - Rightscon 2016 IREX convened young technology experts and social entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa to debate net neutrality, zero ratings, and African innovation at RightsCon 2016 in Sillicon Valley. Research ICT Africa's Chenai Chair, was one of the panelists together with Raindolf Owusu from Ghana, [...]

Understanding what is happening in ICT in Nigeria

By | 2017-09-09T21:54:19+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Home|

Understanding what is happening in ICT in Nigeria Led by Nigerian network partner, Mr Fola Odufuwa, RIA recently completed a comprehensive supply and demand side analysis of the Nigerian ICT sector as part of a 12-country study. Read the full report here.

Understanding what is happening in ICT in Kenya

By | 2017-09-09T21:46:35+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Home|

Understanding what is happening in ICT in Kenya ‘Understanding what is happening in ICT in Kenya’ is the latest publication in RIA’s series ‘Evidence for ICT Policy Action’. The report is based on a scrutiny of both demand- and supply-side perspectives and includes recommendations on how to address some of the most urgent challenges facing the [...]

Understanding what is happening in ICT in Botswana

By | 2017-09-09T21:38:57+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Home|

Understanding what is happening in ICT in Botswana ‘Understanding what is happening in ICT in Botswana’ is the latest publication in RIA’s series ‘Evidence for ICT Policy Action’. The report is based on a scrutiny of both demand- and supply-side perspectives and includes recommendations on how to address some of the most urgent challenges facing [...]