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. 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
Researcher and RANITP Coordinator

Focus: Artificial Intelligence, AI Readiness, emerging technology

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Grace Mutung’u
RANITP Fellow

Focus: Digital ID, biometrics and AI

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Arthur Gwagwa
RANITP Fellow

Focus: AI and Ethics

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Raymond Onuoha
RANITP Fellow

Focus: AI, data protection and privacy policy harmonisation

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Sarah Kiden
RANITP Fellow

Focus: AI and gender

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Publications

Click to access Cloud-Computing-in-the-public-sector-final-25052017_V03.pdf

Presentations

Click to access Towards-a-National-Cloud-Strategy-for-Kenya-Connected-KE.pdf

Click to access MS-Public-Cloud-Workshop-presentation-31052017-Final.pdf

Posts

Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cybersecurity: Department of Information Systems

Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP)

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

Bridging policy and technical research on internet measurements in Africa

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