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Africa Cloud Computing Readiness for the Public Sector

As part of the memorandum of understanding that exists between AFRINIC and Research ICT Africa (RIA), AFRINIC Research and Innovation department will participate in a research project under the Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP), which is being led by UCT Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (UCT GSDPP) and Research ICT Africa (RIA).

The project aimed at promoting high-level multidisciplinary research on ICT policy across the African continent and the current phase is focussed on providing the necessary evidence to inform policy processes on the implementation of cloud computing services in the public sector.

The key objectives of the project therefore include: filling the existing research gaps on cloud computing in the public sector in emerging economy contexts; identifying policy bottlenecks in terms of implementation of cloud computing in the public sector; stimulating regional policy debate on the implementation of cloud computing in the public sector in Sub-Saharan Africa; providing policy recommendations on how to develop policy frameworks that enable the deployment of cloud computing in the modernization of the public sector and enhancement of service delivery.


Project Name Investigating technical barriers to cloud services in Africa
Date Q2 2018
Funding sources  USD 7500 from Research ICT Africa
  • Dr. Enrico Calandro - Research ICT Africa
  • Dr. Josiah Chavula - AFRINIC
  • Amreesh Phokeer - AFRINIC
Output/ Outcomes

Blog post:

EAI AFRICOMM 2018 Paper:


Presentation slides:

Performance barriers to cloud services in Africa’s public sector_ A latency perspective Final.pdf


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