Alison Gillwald, executive director at Research ICT Africa, says that the continued delay of the .africa domain launch is not doing ICT growth on the continent any favours.
"Any delay in this dynamic environment has opportunity costs associated with it, not to speak of the time and resources wasted in these contested processes at a global level which erodes the common good which underlies such initiatives." via ITWeb africa ... See MoreSee Less
RIA Executive director Dr Alison Gillwald received the Shuttleworth foundation flash grant recognising her as a change in the ICT field. This grant will be used to catalyze the institutionalisation of public ICT indicator development on the continent by Dr Gillwald. Policy formulation processes in the Global North tends to take place under conditions of information overload with comprehensive official statistics and competing research and analysis, from think tanks and universities and consultancies. ... See MoreSee Less
“Shuttleworth Foundation have a funding model that rewards brilliance and new ideas by awarding full-time Fellowships. However, bubbling around the periphery of our model it has become clear that there are voices that are not heard... This is where the Shuttleworth Flash Grant comes in. We tasked ou…