ICT Policy

All sustainable information societies need a national ICT plan to get there. It’s just that simple. The process is not easy: government officials must recognize the need for an official policy. Then, they must collaborate with stakeholders. A draft process can take years. Finalizing plan can take even longer. Still, a 20-year vision is worth the effort.

  1. “2013 African ICT Week Commemorating the 50th Anniversary AU/OAU,” Ministerial Round Table, African Union Conference Center, Dec 6, 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. {AU}
  2. “Draft African Union Convention on The Confidence and Security in Cyberspace,” African Union Commission/Economic Commission for Africa, 2013. {CIO}
  3. “Draft Report: The Africa Internet Governance Forum – AfIGF 2013,” AfIGF, Sept 2013. {Google}
  4. “The Role of Public and Private Sector in Developing National and Regional Interconnection,” Mike Jensen, AfPIF 2013, Sept 2013. {ISOC}
  5. “Is Policy the Missing Link to Interconnection?” Moez Chakchouk, AfPIF 2013, Sept 2013. {ISOC}
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  7. “Regulatory and Enabling Environment,” Tony Chigaazira, SAIGF, August 2013. {saigf.gov.ao}
  8. “Mapping multistakeholderism in Internet governance: Implications for Africa,” Enrico Calandro, SAIGF, August 2013. {saigf.gov.ao}
  9. “Infraestructura e IXPs,” Inacom, SAIGF, August 2013. {saigf.gov.ao}
  10. “Media Statement on the 2nd Southern Africa Internet Governance Forum,” SAIGF, August 2013. {saigf.gov.ao}
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  16. “Lifting barriers to Internet development in Africa: suggestions for improving connectivity,” Robert Schumann, Michael Kende, Internet Society/Analysis Mason, May 2013. {Internet Society}
  17. “Open Innovation Model as used by ICTs hubs across Africa,” Duncan Gathege, iHub, Apr 16, 2013. {iHub}
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  19. “Lifting the veil on ICT gender indicators in Africa,” Research ICT Africa & University of Cape Town, Evidence for ICT Policy Action, Policy Paper 13, 2012. {Research ICT Africa}
  20. “Nationalism in the Internet Architecture Policy of Western Equatorial Africa,” Lewis Levenberg, December 2012. {LewisLevenberg.com}
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  22. “2012 EA-IGF,” East Africa Internet Governance Forum, July 2012. {EAIGF}
  23. “Strengthening Inclusive Stakeholder Ownership Through Capacity Development,” World Bank, June 2012. {Issuu}
  24. “Review of Department of Communications’ Colloquium on an Integrated National ICT Policy,” Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa, May 2012. {RIA}
  25. “Reflection on Africa’s ICT Policy; Capturing Emerging Issue,” APC, Mar 2012. {APC}
  26. “Investment in ICT is no substitute for technology policy,” Ndubuisi Ekekwe, SciDev, Mar 2, 2012. {SciDev.net}
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  31. “The Economic and Social Benefits of ICT Policies In Nigeria,” Sylvester Ozioma Anie, 2011. {U of Idaho}
  32. “UN Commission endorses global broadband targets,” Asia Pacific FutureGov, Oct 26, 2011. {Asia Pacific FutureGov}
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  35. “Regulation and Reform of ICT in Africa,” Alex Laverty, The African File, March 2011. {The African File}
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  40. “Forum pour la Gouvernance Internet Afrique Centrale,” FGI-AC, Aug 2010. {FGI-AC}
  41. “Regionalizing Telecommunications Reform in West Africa,” The World Bank, November 2009. {The World Bank}
  42. “ICTs for democracy: Information and Communication Technologies for the Enhancement of Democracy – with a Focus on Empowerment,” APC, Oct 5, 2009. {APC}
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  44. “Harmonization of ICTs Policies and Programmes in Eastern Africa subregion and Prospects”, UNECA, Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts, April 2009. {Google Docs}
  45. “Development of an equitable Information Society: The Role of Parliament,” Thierry H. Amoussougbo, ISTD, UNECA, Mar 3-5, 2009. {APKN}
  46. “ICT Policy and Technology Innovation in Africa”, Eric Osiakwan, Feb 18, 2009. {AfriSpa via MIF}
  47. “Challenges Facing ISPs in Africa,” Eric Osiakwan, 2009. {AfriSpa via Docstoc}
  48. “Broadband for Africa: Policy for Promoting the Development of Backbone Networks,” Mark Williams, infoDev & The World Bank, 2009. {share4dev.info}
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  53. “The Political Economy of ICT Policy Making in Africa: Historical Contexts of Regulatory Frameworks, Policy Performance, Research Questions and Methodological Issue,” Alison Gillwald and Lishan Adam, AERC, Jul 2007. {AERC Africa}
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  55. “Toward an African Knowledge Network,” Robert B. Kozma, May 18, 2006. {share4dev.info}
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