Session 5: Strategies for inclusion

Moderator: Nirmita Narasimhan | Discussant: Ashok Jhunjhunwala Can public Wi-Fi really help redress digital inequality, and if so, how? Emerging lessons from South Africa’s diverse implementations Christopher Geerdts, Alison Gillwald slides | paper | policy-brief Recommendations: Use your Universal Service Funds Here Embed in National Plans Wi-Fi is part of broader approach 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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Call for Papers: CPRafrica : Looking back at a decade of communications reform: Looking forward to 2020


The launch and first conference of CPRafrica will take place on 19-21 April 2010,  Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town Waterfront Campus, Cape Town, South Africa.

It is organised by Research ICT Africa in association with the  Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business and supported by the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC).


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