Publications

 

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Briefs

  Biometrics and Digital Identity in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Options
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Biometrics and Digital Identity in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Options

  Disability and ICT Accessibility Framework Indicators - Second Edition
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The goal of this category of indicators is to provide a framework for assessing the extent to which existing and proposed ICT policies, legislation, and regulations promote accessibility.

  Labour and Digital Rights Brief
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Africa has witnessed technological advancements that have raised optimism that data-driven digital solutions could revolutionise various sectors and transform the future of work on the continent.

  Simplified Guide on Laws that Regulate the Digital Civic Space in Uganda
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Despite the numerous benefits of digital technologies, they have their downsides. For example, these technologies have aided the proliferation of hate speech, disinformation, cyber attacks, and trolling. They may also be misused by some actors such as governments to implement repressive controls that curtail the enjoyment of human rights.

  Crypto Currency Regulation and Implications on CSOs in Uganda Policy Brief
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Although Uganda is still predominantly an Agro-based economy, various stakeholders in the economy are constantly evaluating ways through which socio-economic transactions can be simplified and concluded efficiently. Such stakeholders include banks that facilitate Agro-based accounts; the capital markets industry; those engaged in foreign exchange; as well as Investment Clubs. Various computer-generated platforms are also being utilized as part of the digital space in carrying out transactions.

  Health Data Regulation: Lessons from COVID-19 Surveillance in Kenya and Uganda
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This brief takes a look back at how personal data related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was collected and handled, and what lessons that experience offers for the future of health data regulation and governance. In particular, the brief reviews the experiences of Kenya and Uganda.

  How Enhanced State Surveillance is Hurting Digital Rights in Africa
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... several countries on the continent have weaponised technology against critics, opposition groups, journalists, and human rights defenders by deploying mass surveillance and interception of communications schemes that have undermined free speech and the rights to association and assembly.

  Which Way for Data Localization in Africa?
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Brief on Which Way for Data Localization in Africa.

  Five Takeaways From the 2022 African Union Data Policy Framework Brief
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Brief: Five Takeaways From the 2022 African Union Data Policy Framework

  Brief: Digital Authoritarianism and Democratic Participation in Africa
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Documents

  CIPESA Strategic Plan 2023 - 2027
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Our work continues to respond to a shortage of information, resources and actors consistently working at the nexus of technology, human rights and society.

  The Africa Digital Rights Fund Guidelines January 2024
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The funds will be accessible to organisations and coalitions working on tech accountability, aligned to one or more of the funding priorities

  ADRF Round 8 Application Template
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ADRF Round 8 Application Template

  ADRF Round 8 Budget Template
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ADRF Round 8 Budget Template

  Digital Rights Hub Statement - 2023
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Statement from the inaugural meeting of the Digital Rights Hub of African Civil Society Organisations. Protect Digital Civic Space for the Enjoyment of Civil Rights, Liberties and Freedoms in Africa

  Terms of Reference: Consultant to Develop CIPESA Monitoring and Evaluation System
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CIPESA is searching for a Monitoring and Evaluation specialist to provide urgent consulting services related to updating and developing M&E tools and offering training to CIPESA staff.

  2023 Terms of Reference for Informational Guide on Digital Security for Financial Transactions of CSOs
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Informational Guide on Digital Security for Financial Transactions of CSOs: Call for Consultant.

  Africa Disinformation Initiative on Disinformation Dossier and Regional Deliberation
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Africa Disinformation Initiative on Disinformation Dossier and Regional Deliberation (Agenda)

  Disinformation Pathways and Effects:
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Disinformation Pathways and Effects (Presentation): Case Studies from Five African Countries (Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda) Dr. Wairagala Wakabi and Victor Kapiyo

  CIPESA Comments on Proposed Amendment to the Income Tax Act 2023- Uganda Parliament
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The Proposed Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (the bill) will degrade universal access and use of digital tools. The bill, which among others seeks to streamline the imposition of capital gains tax on the purchase of assets, proposes in clause 16 for the introduction of section 86A.

 

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Reports

  CIPESA Annual Report 2023
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The regression in democracy and adoption by citizens of digital technologies as a means to challenge nepotism, authoritarianism, and corruption continues to be matched by governments’ stranglehold on technology’s liberating power

  Compelled Service Provider Assistance for State Surveillance in Africa
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The right to privacy online is critical due to its intricate connection with, and its being a foundation for the protection and realisation of other rights, including the rights to freedoms of expression, information, assembly, and association

  The State of Media Freedom and Safety of Journalists in Africa Report 2022
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The State of Media Freedom and Safety of Journalists in Africa Report.

  CIPESA Annual Report 2021
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The CIPESA Annual Report 2021

  Building an Enabling Environment for Inclusive Digital Transformation in Africa Roadmap to Reform 2021
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  CIPESA Annual Report 2020
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  Base de donnee biometrique et identite numerique
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Les Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (TIC) se développent rapidement et sont de plus en plus intégrées dans le quotidien des sénégalais.

  Removing Barriers to ICT Accessibility in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda 2020
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  Women At WebUg In search of safe spaces online
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  Highs and lows of Data Protection in Uganda 2019
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State of Internet Freedom in Africa

  A decade of Internet Freedom in Africa: Reflections and Insights from 10 Change Makers
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Looking back, Africa’s journey to achieve internet freedom has not been without challenges. There have been significant threats to internet freedom, evidenced by the rampant state censorship through internet shutdowns, surveillance, blocking and filtering of websites, and the widespread use of repressive laws to suppress the voices of key actors.

  State of Internet Freedom Report 2023
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State of Internet Freedom Report 2023 - A Decade of Internet Freedom in Africa: Recounting the Past, Shaping the Future

  State of Internet Freedom in Africa 2022 French Version
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  State of Internet Freedom in Africa 2022
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  State of Internet Freedom in Africa 2021 Report
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  State of Internet Freedom in Chad 2019
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  State of Internet Freedom in Nigeria-2019
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  State of Internet Freedom in Africa 2018
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  State of Internet Freedom in Chad 2019
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  State of Internet Freedom in Kenya 2019
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