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CPRsouth 2016 Young Scholar Awards

By |2016-05-24T08:29:32+02:00May 24th, 2016|Categories: Africa, Broadband 4 Africa, CPRSouth, RIA Rap, Young Scholar Programme|Tags: , , , |

Following highly successful joint Afro-Asian CPR conferences in Mauritius in 2012, and India in 2013, CPRafrica and CPRsouth formally merged under the banner of CPRsouth in 2014. Since then, CPRsouth has hosted conferences in the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa (2014), and at the Innovation Center for Big Data and Digital Convergence at Yuan Ze [...]

Enough Talk of the Problem: Whats the solution to connecting the next billion in Africa?

By |2016-04-28T15:28:29+02:00Apr 28th, 2016|Categories: Africa, Broadband 4 Africa, Human rights and internet governance, ICT policy and planning, Internet governance, Multistakeholderism, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , , , |

Organisers: Sylvia Musalagani (HiVOS East Africa) and Chenai Chair (Research ICT Africa) Panelists: Hanane Boujemi (IGMENA), Riva Jalipa (Article 19 East Africa), Mohamed El Gohary(Global Voices) Jochai Ben-Avie (Mozilla) & Chenai Chair. Moderator: Ephraim Percy Kenyanito (Access Now) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Focusing on the issue of connectivity first as part of internet governance and access as a right, [...]

ICANN55 in Africa- finding the African voice

By |2016-04-19T09:48:51+02:00Apr 19th, 2016|Categories: Africa, Broadband 4 Africa, Internet governance, Multistakeholderism, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , |

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers convened its 55th meeting in Marrakech, Morocco from the 5th -11th of March 2016. ICANN is one of the main internet governance institutes with the responsibility of managing the “core Internet infrastructure, which consists of IP addresses, domain names, and root servers”(Kurbalija, 2014: 191). The main mandate of [...]

South African mobile contract user? What contract will give you the best value for money?

By |2016-04-06T10:22:51+02:00Apr 6th, 2016|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, Pricing, RIA Rap|

The year 2016 has kicked off with South Africa’s smallest operators offering consumers excellent contract value. As of the beginning of 2016 there are 96 basic contracts in the market (without devices) which are then adapted to include devices. These contracts have been analysed using Research ICT Africa’s postpaid value index (PVI).  Consumers care about price [...]

Do Gender Gaps in ICTs Close in Urban Areas First? Evidence from 12 African Countries.

By |2016-04-06T09:55:48+02:00Apr 6th, 2016|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, RIA Rap|

Gender gaps in ICTs have been well documented.  Patriarchy and societal systems that favour men over women have traditionally played a role in preventing women access to and use of resources, including modern technology, and thereby mobile phones.It is not a stretch to imagine a priori that such a gender gap would exist in most African countries when [...]

Taking public Wifi for a spin: The Western Cape and Neotel Initiative

By |2016-03-24T14:33:51+02:00Mar 24th, 2016|Categories: Broadband 4 Africa, Demand side ICT data, quality of service, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , |

By Chenai Chair and Enrico Calandro The Western Cape Government in partnership with Neotel launched 50 of the 384 public wifi hotspots in line with its priority of increasing internet access through affordable means. As part of a study on broader demand side assessment on public access and use of Wi-Fi, Research ICT Africa visited two sites [...]

Women @ Facebook Roundtable: Discussing tech-related violence and solutions by African women

By |2016-02-23T10:50:16+02:00Feb 23rd, 2016|Categories: Africa, Gender and Internet rights, Human rights and internet governance, Internet governance, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , |

The internet is seen as an enabler of human rights protection and exercise that facilitates the freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and the right to education. It is also seen as important for social, economic and human development in Africa as stated in the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms. Connecting women is a way [...]

RightsCon 2016

By |2015-12-09T09:24:42+02:00Dec 9th, 2015|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, Human rights and internet governance, Internet governance, Multistakeholderism, Net-neutrality, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , |

  RightsCon is the world's leading event convened around the issues of internet and human rights. RightsCon 2016 will be held in Silicon Valley March 30-April 1 2016. The deadline for submission is set for 11:59pm Pacific Time on December 14, 2015. Follow this link to find the submission form. Please refer to discount ticket policy for information on special rates [...]

État des lieux de l’usage des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication au Bénin

By |2015-12-02T12:14:51+02:00Dec 2nd, 2015|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  Abstract Le Bénin a plusieurs fois annoncé ses intentions de se classer parmi les meilleures de l'économie numérique. Quelques initiatives tendent à confirmer cette ambition, mais une évaluation d'ensemble indique clairement que le défi est loin d'être relevé. Au delà des réalisations, des nombreux investissements, avec les différents échecs et autres frustrations, le plus important [...]

Participate in a Mobile Broadband Performance Study!

By |2015-11-24T08:16:46+02:00Nov 24th, 2015|Categories: Gender and Internet rights, Internet governance, Pricing, quality of service, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , |

Do you have an Android phone? Help researchers at Research ICT Africa, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Cape Town and Princeton University learn more about mobile broadband performance  and how South African's use mobile data and manage the high cost of data. Download and install our mobile app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=GTNoise&hl=en or scan the QR code) and [...]