Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP)

Since January 2017, Research ICT Africa has been hosting the Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP).Since January 2017, Research ICT Africa has been hosting 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 include, University of Zambia and University of Ghana Business School.

RANITP is composed of a network of fellows from Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe and is supported by Microsoft. The project aims at promoting high-level multidisciplinary research on ICT policy across the African continent, and the current phase is 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