Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP)

Since January 2017, Research ICT Africa hosted the Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP), a network of African academics and researchers from the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at Strathmore University, the Lagos Business School, and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee. Other institutions also involved in the project included the University of Zambia and the University of Ghana Business School.

RANITP was composed of a network of fellows from Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe with support from Microsoft. The project aimed to promote high-level multidisciplinary research on ICT policy across the African continent and focused on providing the necessary evidence to inform policy processes on the implementation of cloud computing services in the public sector.

Preliminary results of the research were presented at the Outside Council Network/RANITP Summit, hosted at the Policy Innovation Centre of Strathmore University, Nairobi, in November 2017.

Project presentations

Zambia: Adoption and diffusion of cloud computing in the public sector

Ghana: Assimilation of cloud computing in the public sector

South Africa: Modernising the public sector through cloud

Nigeria: Public sector cloud services adoption

Kenya: Cloud-user perspectives

Kenya: Cloud-provider perspectives

AFRINIC: Investigating technical barriers to cloud services in Africa