ResearchICTAfrica! Network Brussels 27 May 2008
About RIA! <ul><li>Research ICT Africa!  seeks to fulfil a strategic gap in the development of a sustainable information s...
RIA! Network <ul><li>Partners – LIRNEasia and DIRSI </li></ul><ul><li>–  19 African Countries </li></ul><ul><li>- 4 Region...
Member Countries Benin  Ghana Senegal  Botswana Kenya South Africa Burkina Faso Mozambique  Tanzania Cote d’Ivoire Namibia...
Purpose <ul><li>The fundamental purpose of the project is to continue to provide support for the ongoing development and m...
Phase 1 objectives <ul><li>Achieve the ultimate goal of contributing to the widespread diffusion of ICTs resulting in a re...
How it all started <ul><li>Fair Access to the Internet Report (2002) </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Sector Performance Review (2003...
Phase II <ul><li>RIA! seeks to continue to provide African researchers, governments, regulators, operators, multilateral i...
 
Outcomes
Thank you! <ul><li>Beki Nkala </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Knowledge Manager </li></ul><ul><li>LINK Centre </li></ul><ul...
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Research ICT Africa! Development of a sustainable information society and knowledge economy on the African continent by building information communication technology (ICT) policy and regulatory research capacity in Africa needed to inform effective govern

  1. 1. ResearchICTAfrica! Network Brussels 27 May 2008
  2. 2. About RIA! <ul><li>Research ICT Africa! seeks to fulfil a strategic gap in the development of a sustainable information society and knowledge economy on the African continent by building information communication technology (ICT) policy and regulatory research capacity in Africa needed to inform effective governance. Research ICT Africa! is hosted by the LINK Centre of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. </li></ul>
  3. 3. RIA! Network <ul><li>Partners – LIRNEasia and DIRSI </li></ul><ul><li>– 19 African Countries </li></ul><ul><li>- 4 Regions – Southern Africa, East Africa, West Africa and North Africa from 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Tertiary Institutions and Development agencies in: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Member Countries Benin Ghana Senegal Botswana Kenya South Africa Burkina Faso Mozambique Tanzania Cote d’Ivoire Namibia Uganda Cameroon Nigeria Zambia Ethiopia Rwanda Egypt
  5. 5. Purpose <ul><li>The fundamental purpose of the project is to continue to provide support for the ongoing development and maintenance of a network of African research centres in order to develop the information and analysis necessary to make informed decisions on ICT policy and regulation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Phase 1 objectives <ul><li>Achieve the ultimate goal of contributing to the widespread diffusion of ICTs resulting in a reduction of the digital divide and movement towards the continental goals of achieving information societies and networked economies. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How it all started <ul><li>Fair Access to the Internet Report (2002) </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Sector Performance Review (2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Individual & household Survey (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>SME Access & Usage Survey (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Sector Performance Review/Public Access (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Individual and Household Access and Usage Survey (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>List of names of countries that started RIA! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Phase II <ul><li>RIA! seeks to continue to provide African researchers, governments, regulators, operators, multilateral institutions, development agencies, community organisations and trade unions with the information and analysis required to develop innovative and appropriate policies, effective implementation and successful network operations that can contribute to sustainable development. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Outcomes
  10. 11. Thank you! <ul><li>Beki Nkala </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Knowledge Manager </li></ul><ul><li>LINK Centre </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.researchictafrica.net </li></ul><ul><li>http://link.wits.ac.za </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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