Africa regional launch of the UNCTAD’s new Digital Economy Report 2021

Cape Town 17 Dock Road, Cape Town, South Africa

UNCTAD’s Digital Economy Report titled “Cross-border data flows and development: For whom the data flow”  highlights the need for governance that will ensure a more equitable distribution of the gains from data flows, while addressing risks and concerns. The Africa launch of the report was hosted virtually by Research ICT Africa (RIA) on 15 October 2021, and

RIA @ UN IGF 2021

The UN IGF is global conference that brings together various stakeholders’ groups annually to discuss policy and development matters related to the internet. The IGF2021 is hosted by the Government of Poland and is taking place in Katowice Poland from 6-10 December. This year’s forum is taking place under the overarching theme “Internet United” and

Responsible AI @ Summit4Democracy

Research ICT Africa in collaboration with Data for Development Network (D4D.net) and with support from Canada’s International Research Development Centre (IDRC), are set to announce a new Global Index on Responsible AI. The announcement of this new initiative will take place as a Side Event of the Summit for Democracy 2021. The event will centre

(Closed event) A workshop on African elections and disinformation in times of AI

Innovation City, Darter Studio, Longkloof, Gardens, Cape Town Darter Studio, Longkloof, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

On 16th November RIA will convene African experts working on elections, information integrity, media, and digital rights in an event to discuss the challenges and opportunities of AI in strengthening democratic processes. The event aims to explore common ground between various stakeholder groups operating in diverse (but fragmented) realms of action. It is convened in

(Closed event) Building an agenda for accessing data for research on disinformation in African elections 2024

Innovation City, Darter Studio, Longkloof, Gardens, Cape Town Darter Studio, Longkloof, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

The spread of disinformation on social media is as significant a challenge to the democratic processes in Africa as it is globally. Tackling the challenge of disinformation will require evidence-based knowledge to reveal whether and how social media and AI can damage electoral integrity and credibility and how they can serve to help trigger mitigations

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