Communication Policy Research (Africa) CPRafrica was launched in April 2010 and is hosted by Research ICT Africa with the intention of encouraging intellectual endeavor and research in the area of ICT policy and regulation in Africa . It seeks to create a forum in which African academics and researchers can engage and profile their research and provide a base from which they can contribute to global debates from an African perspective. The overall objective is to nurture policy intellectuals capable of informed and effective intervention in ICT policy and regulatory processes, specifically in developing-country contexts.
ACORN-REDECOM (Latin America)
ACORN-REDECOM is a cross-disciplinary academic conference which seeks to advance knowledge on the social, economic and political impact of ICT in the Americas. Modelled after TPRC (Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, which is in its 38th edition), its main goals are to foster dialog among researchers who examine the economic, technological and policy issues that affect ICT-enabled development in Latin America, and to develop local research capacity. The first conference was hosted by CIDE in Mexico D.F. in 2009, and the 2010 meeting will be hosted by Universidade de Brasilia during May.