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By Apolo Kakaire | Three years since it was launched and with USD 649,000 disbursed to 52 beneficiaries across 39 African countries, the Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF) is powering digital rights policy advocacy and engagement across the continent. According to several beneficiaries, the ADRF is a unique funding initiative that has broken ranks with […] Read more

By Data4Change | “Numbers? Yes, but I was never very good at maths.” “Data? Sure, but I don’t know how to use spreadsheets.” Mathematical anxiety is real. These expressions are often heard from people who think data isn’t for them. For advocates, data-driven storytelling and investigations can support powerful campaigns to raise awareness and engage […] Read more

By Simone Toussi | Disinformation is on the rise in Africa, spurred by increased internet connectivity and social media usage. In 2021, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimated that 33% of the continent’s population of 1.37 billion had access to the internet, with about 255 million individuals active on Facebook. YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and […] Read more

Annonce | La Collaboration sur les Politiques Internationales des TIC pour l’Afrique orientale et australe (CIPESA) est heureuse d’annoncer le retour en présentiel de la neuvième édition du Forum annuel sur la liberté d’Internet en Afrique (FIFAfrica22). L’événement historique, qui réunit un éventail de parties prenantes de tous les domaines de la gouvernance de l’internet […] Read more

By Afi Edoh | For four years Togo has been inching towards issuing a digital identity (ID) card. While there are indications that 2022 may be the year in which the west African country finally delivers the long-awaited digital ID, the road ahead remains uncertain. Challenges lie both in bureaucratic delays and citizens’ caginess about handing […] Read more

Submission | The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East & Southern Africa (CIPESA) has made submissions to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on how businesses in the technology sector can improve the observance of human rights.  The submissions, made in February 2022 in response to a call […] Read more

By Edrine Wanyama | Uganda’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector contributes 9% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and could contribute to the country’s socio-economic transformation through innovation and food security, access to markets such as for agricultural produce, and improved service delivery. However, a new Policy Brief by CIPESA shows that universal, affordable […] Read more

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Call for Proposals | The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is pleased to issue the sixth call for proposals to the Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF), which supports digital rights work across the continent through flexible and rapid response grants. Grant amounts for this round will range between USD 1,000 […] Read more

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