Research ICT Africa - Phase III

Launched in 2003, Research ICT Africa (RIA) has successfully conducted demand- and supply-side studies with a view to better understanding information and communication technology (ICT) access and usage in Africa. The network expanded over the first two phases of support (101584 and 103114) to include members for Southern, Eastern and Western Africa, and is expected to bring in North Africa during the current phase. During this phase, RIA will construct an African index of ICT policy and regulations; establish a network structure suitable for growth and the integration of North Africa; refine its policy influence and dissemination strategy; integrate its supply- and demand-side data and triangulate it with the telecommunication regulatory environment survey, yielding information on sector performance and policy outcomes; and help its members build their capacity through a PhD scholarship program and support for peer-reviewed publishing, international conference participation and training. The overall goal of the project is to provide ICT policymakers in Africa with evidence-based information so that they can provide an enabling environment for wider participation of Africans in the information society.

Project ID

105266

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

End Date

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Duration

24 months

IDRC Officer

Fourati, Khaled

Total funding

CA$ 1,467,276

Countries

Middle East, North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia

Project Leader

Alison Gilwald

Institution

EDGE Institute (Association incorporated under Section 21)

Institution Country

South Africa

Institution Website

http://www.the-edge.org.za

Project Leader

Alison Gillwald

Institution

Research ICT Africa

Institution Country

South Africa

Institution Website

http://www.researchictafrica.net