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

Focus: Digital ID, biometrics and AI

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Arthur Gwagwa

Focus: AI and Ethics

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Raymond Onuoha

Focus: AI, data protection and privacy policy harmonisation

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Sarah Kiden

Focus: AI and gender

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