/Tag: Africa

RIA’s Written Statement Delivered During the Meeting of the OEWG at the United Nations

By |2019-12-03T15:33:58+02:00Dec 3rd, 2019|Categories: Africa, Home, Human rights and internet governance, Internet governance, Multistakeholderism|Tags: , , , , , |

RIA's Written Statement Delivered During the Meeting of the OEWG at the United Nations Creating a cyberspace based on rules, laws, and norms: An African perspective for the OEWG RIA’s has prepared a written statement for the Open-Ended Working Group’s intersessional consultive meeting on developments in the field of information and communications technology in [...]

Introducing Our Newest Media Democracy Fund Fellow

By |2019-11-21T14:25:29+02:00Nov 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Home|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Introducing Our Newest Media Democracy Fund Fellow The Ford/MDF Technology Exchange Fellowship (TX) creates opportunities for emerging technology leaders around the world to gain experience working with civil society organizations on Internet Freedom issues. RIA’s newest technology exchange fellow will explore governance and ethics around AI readiness in Africa and research new models [...]

RIA says #NoToXenophobia

By |2019-09-04T12:35:55+02:00Sep 4th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Africa Digital Policy Project, Blog, Home|Tags: , |

Research ICT Africa (RIA) has worked for nearly a decade with its partners throughout the continent. Being a pan-African organisation working with diverse networks and partners across the continent is a core component of our strength and resilience in our mission to research ICT access and use and to inform evidence-based digital policy. Throughout [...]

Call for applications for the Seventh African School on Internet Governance

By |2019-05-07T14:46:41+02:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , , |

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the Information Society Division of the African Union Commission and Research ICT Africa are pleased to announce the call for applications for the seventh African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). This year the School will be held in September 2019, immediately prior to and linked to the African [...]

Call for Fellowships + Expressions of Interest to Collaborate

By |2018-05-17T13:14:20+02:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Africa Digital Policy Project, Home|Tags: , , , |

Research ICT Africa’s Africa Digital Policy Project Call for Fellowships + Expressions of Interest to Collaborate Deadline: 28 June 2018 Do you believe in working towards  an Internet that is free (based on and supportive of human rights), trusted (based on sound cybersecurity measures), and innovative (based on enabling policy environments)? Join or play [...]

“Global South” Capacity building in the ICT policy and regulatory sector

By |2017-04-18T09:11:43+02:00Apr 18th, 2017|Categories: Broadband 4 Africa, CPRSouth, Young Scholar Programme|Tags: , , , |

34 emerging and mid-career ICT policy and regulatory research scholars were invited to participate in an intense two-day seminar on thematic issues,  relevant to Asia and Africa. In 2016, the pre-seminar was held on the picturesque island of Zanzibar which would ensure an opportunity to relax after the grueling seminar for the young scholars before participating [...]

Infrastructure Deficiencies and Adoption of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa.

By |2017-03-22T09:56:13+02:00Mar 22nd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Demand side ICT data, infrastructure, Pricing, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , |

On Monday the 20th of March 2017, our Senior Researcher, Onkokame Mothobi presented the paper "Infrastructure Deficiencies and Adoption of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa" at the CSAE conference: Economic Development in Africa. The paper was co-authored with Lukasz Grzybowski. It makes use of Research ICT Africa Household survey data to respond to the main research question. [...]

ICANN55 in Africa- finding the African voice

By |2016-04-19T09:48:51+02:00Apr 19th, 2016|Categories: Africa, Broadband 4 Africa, Internet governance, Multistakeholderism, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , |

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers convened its 55th meeting in Marrakech, Morocco from the 5th -11th of March 2016. ICANN is one of the main internet governance institutes with the responsibility of managing the “core Internet infrastructure, which consists of IP addresses, domain names, and root servers”(Kurbalija, 2014: 191). The main mandate of [...]

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) regional workshop on ICT Indicators and Measurements for Africa

By |2015-10-28T13:23:29+02:00Oct 28th, 2015|Categories: Indicators, RIA Rap|Tags: , , , , |

27-30 October 2015 - Addis Ababa The  ITU in conjunction with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Ethiopia and EthioTelecom, pulled out all the stops in bringing together representatives from the entire African continent to attend this workshop – and it is truly inspiring to see regulators and policy makers, ministers and representatives of cabinet open to [...]