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.
Researcher and RANITP Coordinator
Focus: Artificial Intelligence, AI Readiness, emerging technology
Focus: Digital ID, biometrics and AI
Focus: AI and Ethics
Focus: AI and gender