Session 1: Evidence for effective policy-making and regulation

Moderator:  Krishna Oolun | Discussant: Monica Kerretts-Makau Analysis instead of summation: Why indices are not enough for ICT policy and regulation. Steve Esselaar, Alison Gillwald, Christoph Stork slides | paper | policy-brief Measuring disbursement efficacy of Universal Service Funds: Case studies from India, Malaysia, Pakistan & Sri Lanka. Rohan Samarajiva, Gayani Hurulle Read more

Vacancy: Researcher at Research ICT Africa

RIA wants to fill the following position:


Research ICT Africa (RIA) is a public interest ICT policy and regulatory research think tank based in Cape Town, South Africa and which hosts a network of researchers from 20 African countries in the broad field of ICT policy and regulation. The network seeks to contribute to the development of a sustainable information society and knowledge economy across the African continent.

Applicants for the position should have a Masters Degree in economics, law or politics and preferably with a focus on ICT or infrastructure policy and regulation. The applicant must have at least three years research experience or work experience in the area of policy and regulation.

The Researcher will be responsible for:

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13th Executive Course on Telecom Reform, 20 – 24 April, 2009, Cape Town, South Africa

The 13th Executive Course on Telecom Reform will be held from 20 – 24 April, 2009, in Cape Town, South Africa. It is being offered by the Edge Institute and the University of Cape Town Business School.

Themed, ‘Connectivity and Convergence: Alternative Regulatory Strategies for Telecommunications’, the course is designed to enhance the strategic thinking of a select group of senior decision-makers in telecom and related sectors in Africa and elsewhere.  After having been offered in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, this executive programme is now being offered in Africa to meet the challenges it faces in this sector.

Target delegate profiles include decision-makers in telecommunications and related sectors in Africa including  government; regulatory agencies; operators; unions, ICT journalists, consumer groups and NGOs active in the sector

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Call for Papers EuroCPR 2009: The competitiveness of Europe’s mobile communication sector: The challenges of globalisation and sustainability

The EuroCPR 2009 Conference welcomes papers that address the policy challenges of competitiveness, energy efficiency and the interaction between competitiveness and energy efficiency in the mobile communications sector.

The conference will take place on the 30th and 31st of March 2009 in Seville, at the Italian Pavilion in the Isla de la Cartuja.

The conference is hosted by the Regional Ministry for Innovation, Science and Enterprise of Andalusia, in collaboration with the Institute for Prospective Studies (IPTS), one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Abstracts should be no longer than 1000 words. The structure and content of the abstracts should include the research question, main results, policy relevance, theory and methodology.

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