Research Areas
We have already identified the following topics:

Update on Gender divide: Modeeling link between income and Gender
Defining universal service objectives based on affordability
Segmenting mobile usage by age
Identify sequence of internet adoption: Computer first or mobile first, key apps and information needs leading to recent adoption
Impact assessment using propensity score card matching
Joining revealed and stated preference (Economics PhD)
Fixed /mobile substitution
Public phone / mobile substitution: Heckman model
Networked price elasticity based on contingent valuation
Regulatory convergence
Informal bsuinesses and business processes / Supply Chain efficiency
Adoption based on SEM
Business Applications
Social networking and mobilisation
State/ICT sector relations - institutional arrangements, roles of parliaments, regulators, policy makers
Broadband - investment, funding, economic impacts, employment
Spectrum - alternative regulatory strategies for valuing and assigning spectrum
Components making up cost of communications and what contributes to the high cost to communicate in South Africa
Mobile Termination Rate cuts and effects for consumers

This is an ongoing and dynamic list, which anyone who has identified a gap and would like to see research done in a particular area is welcome to add to by contacting info@researchictafrica.net
Training and Events Call for Applications for the 4th African School on Internet Governance The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency are pleased to announce the call for applications for the fourth "African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)":http://afrisig.org/. The ...
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The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society- Open Call for Fellowship Applications 2016  Open Call for Fellowship Applications, Academic Year 2016-2017   The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) has opened its call for fellowship applications. This programme is for internationally renowned senior scholar...
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2016 ITS Biennial Conference – Call for papers The deadline for abstract submissions for the 2016 ITS Biennial Conference to be held in Taipei, Taiwan, June 26-29, 2016, has been extended to February 1. Detailed guidelines for abstract submission are available on the main Conference web s...
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Bringing affordable communications to communities in South Africa: Zenzeleni Networks 23 September 2015 @ University of Western Cape Zenzeleni Networks Mankosi is the result of a partnership between the Mankosi community, in one of the most disadvantaged areas of the Eastern Cape, and the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The p...
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Young Scholar Awards 2015: Extension of deadline CPRsouth 2015 conference Innovation Center for Big Data and Digital Convergence: Yuan Ze University, Taiwan (26 – 28 August 2015)   2015 Young Scholars’ Seminar  (24 – 25 August 2015) Extension of deadline for app...
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ITS Global Fellowship Programme 2015 ITS Global Policy Fellowship Programme 2015 Programme overview: The Institute of Technology and Society (ITSrio.org) invites researchers, graduate students as well as professionals working with technology policy, to apply to its Global Policy Fel...
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CPRsouth 2015: Extension of deadline for abstracts - 05 January 2015 THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF ICT GOVERNANCE AND PRACTICE – CONVERGENCE AND BIG DATA (Hosted by the Innovation Center for Big Data and Digital Convergence, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan: 26 – 28 August 2015)    Abstracts...
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Making all voices count Fellowship Programme Making all voices count offers opportunities for people to work as Fellows with all travel and salary covered. Further information about the fellowship is available at the following link.
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Google Policy Fellowships: RIA applications close 15 November 2014 Research ICT Africa is advertising a final call for applications from prospective Google Policy Fellows. The Google Policy Fellowship programme was inspired by Google’s Summer of Code with a public policy twist. The programme offers undergra...
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Call for abstracts/Paper proposals - CPRsouth 2015, Taipei, Taiwan The changing landscape of ICT governance practice - convergence and big data. Call for abstracts/Paper proposals. Deadline for submissions: 15 December 2014. Abstracts/paper proposals on ICT policy and regulation research carried out in...
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42nd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy September 12-14, 2014 George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA TPRC is an annual conference on communication, information, and Internet policy that convenes international and interdisciplinary researchers and policymakers from academ...
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Revised Dates for CPRsouth 2014: 10 - 12 September 2014 CPRsouth 2014 in Maropeng, South Africa, clashes with IGF 2014 in Istanbul.  Internet governance has assumed increased importance to the CPRsouth community in the aftermath of the controversial WCIT conference in 2012 and the Snowden revelati...
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2014 Young Scholars Programme (7-9 September 2014) What works, why and how do we know? CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: YOUNG SCHOLAR AWARDS 2014 Following two highly successful joint Afro-Asian CPR conferences - hosted by CPRafrica in Port Louis, Mauritius in 2012, and CPRsouth in Mysore, India in 2013 -...
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ICTD2013 - Call for Proposals: Emerging Scholars ICTD2013 are pleased to invite emerging scholars to submit a maximum 600-word abstract focusing on the theme, “ICT ecosystems in developing countries.” Your abstract submission will be for the pre-conference ICTD symposium (2-6 December 2...
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2013 Young Scholars Programme (3-4 Sept 2013) CALL FOR MOTIVATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE 2013 YOUNG SCHOLARS' PROGRAMME Fifteen Young Scholars from Africa (and the same number from the Asia-Pacific region) will be selected to participate in the tutorials taught by recognised scholars an...
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Master in Communication Studies:
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The new Master of Communication Studies is a one-year (two semesters) academic master on New Media and Society in Europe (60 ECTS) focusing on current trends in the rapidly changing field of media and communication. Taking an interdisciplinary app...
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CPRsouth 8 / CPRafrica 2013 - Mysore, India(5-7 Sept 2013) Innovation & Entrepreneurship in ICT: Changing Asia / Africa   CPRsouth8/ CPRafrica 2013 provides a forum for policy-engaged scholars to meet face-to-face to exchange ideas, network and improve the quality of their scholarly work. It foste...
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ICTD2013 - Call for Papers and Notes Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2013) Cape Town, South Africa Conference dates: December 7-10, 2013 Paper submission deadline: May 1, 2013 (11:59pm UTC) Conference websit...
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Broadband as a platform for Video in Africa The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information is pleased to announce that its first conference on the topic of broadband as a platform for Video in Africa will take place May 22nd & 23rd in Lusaka, Zambia.  For further information about the C...
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AMMREC2012 Conference AMMREC2012 Conference April 2 and 3, 2012 Nairobi, Kenya Mobile money is an emerging area of research, AMMREC expects to build a Conference Community that will ensure an exciting and high quality networking environment, providing an opportuni...
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Young Scholars Tutorials 2012 Young Scholars Seminar 3-4 September 2012 - Mauritius Thirty Young Scholars from Africa and Asia have been selected to participate in the conference without having to fulfill the paper acceptance qualifications and  to attend an ICT policy...
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CPRafrica 2012 /CPRsouth7 2012 Connecting Africa & Asia: ICT Policy research and practice for the Global South The third CPRafrica will take place from 5  - 7 September 2012 together with CPRsouth in Mauritius. Download the Conference programme. Introduction ...
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Spectrum Valuation Masterclass with Prof Martin Cave This one-day masterclass on spectrum valuation was convened by Prof Alison Gillwald and was part of a new component of the Graduate School of Business programme in Management of Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (MIR).   It was offered...
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G I G A N E T - Sixth Annual Symposium UNON complex, Nairobi, Kenya, Room 4 September 26, 2011 The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) held its Sixth Annual Symposium on 26 September 2011, one day before the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Nairo...
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Making Mobile Broadband Accessible for All Research ICT Africa and the Management Infrastructure Reform and Regulation Programme at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, in partnership with Vodacom convened a public seminar on  Making Mobile Broadband Access Accessib...
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The International Institute of Communications Annual Conference The International Institute of Communications is a leading independent policy forum focused primarily on telecommunications, media and digital media policy and regulation, and their impact on business and society. Its 42nd Annual Conference, ‘T...
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Connectivity and Convergence 2011: Alternative Regulatory Strategies for Telecommunications The Executive Course "Connectivity and Convergence 2011: Alternative Regulatory Strategies for Telecommunications" has been postponed. For further information, please contact info [at] researchictafrica [dot] net Programme Summary...
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CPRafrica 2011 : Convergence The second CPRafrica took place on 15 – 19 April 2011 in association with the University of Nairobi, Kenya. CPRafrica 2011 presentations available on the publications page.                   &n...
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Young Scholars Tutorials 2011 Fifteen Young Scholars from Africa were selected to participate in the conference. Application Guidelines Applications should be submitted to aallem@researchICTafrica.net by or before 19 November 2010 and must contain the following: a one-page...
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Vacancies
*Africa communications and research officer, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)*
 
APC is looking for a dynamic information and communications person to join our team on the basis of a six-month fixed term contract (with optional extension should circumstances allow). Applications and questions about the position should be sent to: jobs@apc.org with “AFRICA COMMUNICATIONS AND RESEARCH OFFICER” in the subject line.
 
Applications must include:
 
  1.   An up-to-date CV
  2.   A recent sample of your writing
  3.   Three references
  4.   A cover letter explaining your interest in this position.

*The deadline for applications is 24 June 2016.*
 
The objective of the position is to provide research and communications support for APC's internet policy, governance and rights work in Africa. The successful applicant will become part of initiatives such as the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, the African School of Internet Governance (AfriSIG), the African Internet Governance Forum, as well as our African women's rights activities.
 
*Tasks and responsibilities will include:*
  • Desktop research to find articles, stories, resources or other content that is relevant to human rights and women's rights on the internet in Africa.
  • Assisting in creating relevant content on internet rights and internet policy by writing blog posts, stories and reports.
  • Updating the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms platform and related social media platforms with current and relevant content, including photos and videos.
  • Networking with APC's partners and members in Africa to gather and disseminate stories and resources about human rights on the internet in Africa.
  • Conducting interviews on social media with people involved in rights work in Africa.
  • Tracking and monitoring web metrics and the performance of social media activity to assist with optimising our communications strategies.
  • Undertaking broader communications and outreach activities related to APC's policy, rights and gender justice work in Africa.
  • Building APC’s public profile, with emphasis on the African region, by ensuring that all French-language communication vehicles are high-quality, vibrant, current, consistent and informative.
 
*Candidate profile:*
  • Located in Africa – preferably but not necessarily in South Africa.
  • Native French speaker with excellent English language skills.
  • Interest in and understanding of internet policies, as well as human and internet rights in the region.
  • Applicants need to have completed a relevant academic qualification (ideally post-graduate) and have at least three years of experience in a related field.
  • Vibrant, creative and strategic communicator.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Expertise in social media outreach and networking.
  • Proven record of delivering on tight deadlines.
  •  A team player, who enjoys working with a culturally diverse group of people located in different parts of the world.
  • Graphic design and/or multimedia skills will be an advantage.
 
The call can be found online here: https://www.apc.org/en/node/21728/
 

Research Areas Research ICT Africa has identified areas of ICT policy, regulation and indicator research that are under-investigated or where specialised research is needed and which might serve as possible topics for post-graduate research. 
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CPRafrica Papers Eight out of the best ten papers presented during CPRafrica 2010, Cape Town, have been published in info Volume 13 Issue 3
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