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The African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Private Data Processing.

The project involves tracking the legal and political processes in the drafting, adoption and ratification of the AU Convention on e-Commerce, Data Processing and Cybersecurity. We have shared our research and recommendations with the African Union Secretariat, Member States and relevant actors in the ICT ecosystem in Africa on how the Convention can balance between security and liberty.


National Security Practice and Internet Freedom in Eastern Africa

The project, a part of the Information Controls Fellowship program of the Open Technology Fund, seeks to understand the role, if any, of National Security Agencies in limiting or promoting Internet Freedom in South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. It investigates the practices of security agencies in these countries from a conceptual construction of national security and the meaning this brings to what is legal or not.


Reframing Local Knowledge: ICTs, State-building, and Peace building in Eastern Africa.

This project seeks to bring greater clarity about the expectations and the realities of the use of communication technologies in developing contexts. It explores the use of ICTs in Eastern Africa at the macro level by examining how norms and practices in the field of ICT which have emerged internationally are adopted, resisted or reshaped at the local level and at the micro level, by exploring how the practices and policies promoted at the international and national level actually compare to the uses citizens make of ICTs.

Our partners include:

  • Google
  • Open Technology Fund (OTF)
  • iHub
  • KICTANet
  • Internet Society (ISOC)

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