2013: Conference Papers

CPRsouth8/ CPRafrica 2013
Innovation & Entrepreneurship in ICT: Changing Asia / Africa
5 – 7 September 2013, Akbar class room, Infosys Campus, Mysore

Session 1 – 9h30 – 11h00
Opening Panel: ‘State of Technology, Policy and Implementation of Financial Inclusion in India’
Chair: Supriya Singh (Australia)
Ashok Jhunjhunwala (India)
Samit Ghosh (India) | Presentation

Session 2 – 11h20 – 12h30
Mobiles and Money
Chair: Ashok Jhunjhunwala (India)
Discussant: Supriya Singh (Australia)

Mobile banking services in the East African Community (EAC): Challenges to the existing legislative and regulatory frameworks in the EAC
Joseph Nyaga* (Kenya)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Mobile Money and the informal business sector in Africa: Bridging the financial gap
Mariama Deen-Swarray (South Africa/Sierra Leone), Christoph Stork (South Africa/Germany) & Ali Ndiwalana* (Uganda)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Technology Enabled Financial Inclusion and Evidence-Based Policy for the Underbanked: A study of Remote Indigenous Australia
Vinita Godinho* (Australia)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation


Session 3 – 14h00 – 15h10
Gender in ICT policy and regulation
Chair: Marcio Iorio Aranha (Brazil)
Discussant: Dorothy Okello (Uganda) | Presentation

Lifting the veil on ICT gender indicators in Africa
Mariama Deen-Swarray* (South Africa/Sierra Leone), Alison Gillwald (South Africa) & Ashleigh Morrell (South Africa)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Can women benefit from cyberspace as a public space?
Mehri Shahzeidi (Iran), Elahe Shabani (Iran), Luke Younghoon Chang* (South Korea), Myeong-Cheol Park (South Korea)
Full paper | Policy briefPresentation

How gender is embedded in the national ICT policy of Malawi
Frank Makoza* (South Africa)
Full paper | Policy briefPresentation


Session 4 – 15h30 – 16h40
Drivers of Policy change
Chair: Ravina Aggarwal (India)
Discussant: Helani Galpaya (Sri Lanka)

The Future of Broadband in Africa
Christoph Stork* (South Africa/Germany), Enrico Calandro (South Africa/Italy) & Ranmalee Gamage (Sri Lanka)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Mobile Internet as the key driver to Internet growth in Kenya
Nyambura Ndung’u* (Kenya) & Timothy Waema (Kenya)
Full paper | Policy briefPresentation

Perceptions of Senegalese Telecommunications Policy Experts on Factors Affecting the Policy Reform in the Sector
Cheikh Drame* (Senegal)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation


Session 5 – 16h40– 17h50
Gender and other divides

Chair: Ang Peng Hwa (Singapore)
Discussant: Rohan Samarajiva (Sri Lanka) | Presentation

Separating myth from reality: Do location and gender matter for mobile ownership?
Sriganesh Lokanathan (Sri Lanka) & Ranmalee Gamage* (Sri Lanka)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Gender and entrepreneurship in the informal sector: an African perspective
Mpho Moyo* (South Africa/Zimbabwe) & Mariama Deen-Swarray (South Africa/Sierra Leone)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Attracting and Keeping Bangladeshi Women in the ICT Profession
Jude Genilo* (Bangladesh/Philippines), Monami Haque (Bangladesh) & Marium Akther (Bangladesh)
Full paper | Policy briefPresentation

Dinner 19h00
Dinner speaker for CPRsouth8/CPRafrica2013: Christoph Stork, Research ICT Africa | Presentation


Session 6 – 9h00 – 10h30
Assessing ICT policy and regulation
Chair: Abiodun Jagun (Nigeria)
Discussant: Reg Coutts (Australia)

Comparative Analysis of ICT Regulation Frameworks: A Study of Seven Countries
Giri Hallur* (India) & Dikshant Wadwa (India)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

International Spectrum Management Regime: A Case of Regulatory Lock-in for the Developing Countries?
Mohamed El-Moghazi* (Egypt)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

A cross-national analysis of the impact of bureaucratic structures of the regulatory authorities on the VoIP regulation
Moinul Zaber* (USA/Bangladesh)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Challenges in Promotion of Universal ICT Access Services in Rural Malawi
Tawonga Kayira* (Malawi)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation


Session 7
11h00 – 12h30
What works and what does not
Chair: Koesmarihati Sugondo (Indonesia)
Discussant: Kameshnee Naidoo (South Africa)

Sustainability of Government initiated (ICT) Information and Communication Technology projects for development: A Comparative study on Malaysia and India
Jitendra Kumar Nayak* (Malaysia/India)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

The relevance of telecenters in the delivery of government services: Learnings from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Ayesha Zainudeen (Sri Lanka), Helani Galpaya (Sri Lanka) & Ranjula Senaratna-Perera* (Sri Lanka)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

An Innovative ICT approach to evaluate and enhance delivery of Government of Tamil Nadu advisory messages to farmers
Ashok Jhunjhunwala (India), Jayalakshmi Umadikar* (India) & Suma Prashant (India)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

ICT- Enabled Treatment Adherence and Follow-up System towards Successful Implementation of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), India
Sathya Priya Kittusami* (India), Gayathri Gurumurthy (India), Suma Prashant (India), Ashok Jhunjhunwala (India), Padmanesan Narasimhan (India), Anees Kottapalam (India) & Pradeep Ray (India)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Session 8 – 14h00 – 15h30
Benefits of using ICT
Chair: Myeong-Cheol Park (South Korea)
Discussant: Ben Akoh (Nigeria)

The Impacts of Fibre-Optic Broadband on the Value Chain of the Tourism Sector in Kenya
Timothy Waema (Kenya) & Charles Katua* (Kenya)
Full paper | Policy briefPresentation

Do accesses and productive uses of mobile telephony connect to income benefits? A case study on Teleuse@BOP4 survey in Indonesia
Ibrahim Kholilul Rohman* (Sweden/Indonesia)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Contextual assessment of adoption and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by small businesses in Lagos, Nigeria
Fortune Nwaiwu* (Nigeria)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Motivations, concerns and strategies of Facebook users in Iran
Elaheh Shabani* (Iran)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Session 9
15h30 – 17h00
Expert Policy/Regulatory Panel on the use of evidence

Rajendra Kumar (Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India) Use of evidence and policy intellectuals play in the Indian context | Presentation

Moderator: Helani Galpaya

Rajendra Kumar; Reg Coutts (Australian Communications and Media Authority); Abiodun Jagun (Advisor to Minister of Communication, Nigeria); Monica Kerrets Makau (Communication Commission of Kenya); Giuditta de Prato (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Spain)

Session 10 – 9h00 – 10h30
Challenges and other applications
Chair: Tim Waema (Kenya)
Discussant: Enrico Calandro (South Africa/Italy)

The gap between mobile application developers and the poor consumers: Lessons from Kenya
Tonny Omwansa* (Kenya) & Angela Crandall(Kenya)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

ICT Applications for Employability Enhancement: An Asian Case Study
Yvonne Loh* (Singapore)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Understanding Mobile Phone Based Livestock (Cattle) Management and information System for beef fattening project which Impact on poverty alleviation of beneficiaries: A pilot Study and innovation from Bangladesh
Hasib Ahsan* (Bangladesh)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Upland high school students as information providers
Jaime Manalo IV* (Philippines)
Full paper | Policy brief | Presentation

Session 11 – 11h00-12h30
Regional reflections on research priorities

Moderator: Sunil Abraham (Centre for Internet and Society)

Discussants: Marcio Iorio Aranha (Latin America); Alison Gillwald (Africa); Jean-Paul Simon (Europe); Rohan Samarajiva (Asia-Pacific)

CPRsouth8/CPRafrica2013 agenda

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