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. RANITP aims to promote high-level multidisciplinary research on IT policy across the continent.
In 2019 RANITP 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.
Grace Mutung’u, RANITP Fellow
Focus: Digital ID, biometrics and AI
Datafication in Africa: the risks of Digital ID in SA and Kenya
Arthur Gwagwa, RANITP Fellow
Focus: AI and Ethics
Policy Brief – Recommendations on the inclusion of sub-Saharan Africa in global AI ethics
Raymond Onuoha, RANITP Fellow
Sarah Kiden, RANITP Fellow
Focus: AI and gender
Policy Brief – Gender and Artificial Intelligence Readiness in Africa: Can new technological innovations address an unequal playing field?
Alex Comninos, Researcher and RANITP Coordinator
Focus: Artificial Intelligence, AI Readiness, emerging technology