The East Africa Centre for Internet Governance and Policy Research (CIGAP) focuses on evolving governance and policy issues that impact the growth of the Internet and related disruptive technologies. The core purpose of East Africa Centre for Internet Governance and Policy Research (CIGAP) is to conduct and commission rigorous relevant research on evolving governance and policy issues that impact the growth of the Internet and related disruptive technologies
CIGAP is guided by the following values in order to fulfil its mission and pursue its vision:
Sir Tim Berners-Lee designed the World Wide Web (WWW) as an open platform to foster collaboration and innovation. Yet, for it to succeed there has to be political will to ensure all benefit equally and to promote sustainable development. The UN Agenda 2030 aims to achieve sustainable development by 2030 with 19 of 169 targets with a direct link to technology. There is a clear convergence with the AU’s Agenda 2063 as both aim for STI driven skills revolution. The only way is for policymakers to assess the risks in their national context and then establish corresponding policies and programs. They must work with academia and entrepreneurs to manage technological change, make associated institutional adjustments, and expand public engagement.
Objectives of the Centre:
The Centre employs the thought leadership strategy to carry out its activities, which will revolve around five key approaches:
CIGAP provides a variety of services, such as: