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. RANITP aims to promote high-level multidisciplinary research on IT policy across the continent.

The current phase is focused on researching evidence based Artificial Intelligence across the African continent. RANITP’s research on AI focuses on the thematic areas of AI and gender, AI and digital ID, AI ethics, and AI and data protection.

RANITP is composed of a network of fellows from Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe and is supported by Microsoft.

Alex Comninos

RANITP Coordinator

Alex Comninos

Researcher and RANITP Coordinator

Focus: Artificial Intelligence, AI Readiness, emerging technology

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Grace Bomu

CIPT, Strathmore University

Grace Bomu

RANITP Fellow

Focus: Digital ID, biometrics and AI

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Arthur Gwagwa

CIPT, Strathmore University

Arthur Gwagwa

RANITP Fellow

Focus: AI and Ethics

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Raymond Onuoha

Lagos Business School

Raymond Onuoha

RANITP Fellow

Focus: AI, data protection and privacy policy harmonisation

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Sarah Kiden

Mozilla Fellow, University of Dundee

Sarah Kiden

RANITP Fellow

Focus: AI and gender

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Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP)

Jan 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Since January 2017, Research ICT Africa has been hosting the Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP) 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. For this purpose, RIA organised a full day workshop in Nairobi Kenya, on 31 May 2017 to participate in the [...]

Grand Opening of the Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre and Launch of the Digital Transformation Series

Nov 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Agenda for the OCN/RANITP Joint Regional Summit on Nov. 22nd as well as the Grand Opening of the Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre and Launch of the Digital Transformation Series on Nov. 21st. Grand Opening of the Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre and Launch of the Digital Transformation Series Tuesday, 21st of November, 2017 Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre Strathmore University Law School, Madaraka Estate, Ole Sangale Road, Nairobi Time Session Description 10:30 - 12:30 Digital Transformation Talks 11:30 - 13:00 Guest [...]

Bridging policy and technical research on internet measurements in Africa

Oct 15th, 2017|0 Comments

On the first of June 2017 at the Africa Internet Summit in Nairobi Kenya, Research ICT Africa (RIA) and  AFRINIC officially formalised the coming together of the technical community and the policy research community in ICT. RIA and AFRINIC decided to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on Internet-related research topics. Those include, among others, broadband performance, the transition to IPv6, surveillance and cyber security. The research collaboration between the two institutions emerged out of a [...]

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