IST-Africa Report on ICT and Innovation-related Bilateral & Multilateral Cooperation Initiatives

31 December 2018

The ICT environment in Africa is changing rapidly with improved infrastructure and increased awareness of the need to support entrepreneurship and research that is focused on addressing socio-economic challenges. ICT and Innovation related projects are initiated in many different ways and funded by a range of actors including national governments (either on a bilateral or multilateral basis), international organisations, foundations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and by the European Commission through the Framework Programme (FP7, Horizon 2020) and European Development Funds (EDF).

The IST-Africa Consortium has undertaken a longitudinal study in the 17 participating African countries across North Africa (Egypt, Tunisia), West Africa (Senegal), East Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda), Central Africa (Cameroon) and Southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini) since 2009 to provide a comprehensive report that showcases ICT and Innovation related bi-lateral or multi-lateral projects.

The latest report provides an overview of bilateral and multilateral cooperation support for ICT, Innovation and Research Capacity as at December 2018.

Bilateral cooperation support for ICT, Innovation and Research Capacity building in an African context is primarily provided by Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Portugal, India, South Korea, Republic of China on Taiwan, China, Canada and Japan. Multilateral support is primarily provided by the European Commission, African Development Bank, World Bank, ITU, IICD, UNDP and UNESCO.

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This report is complemented the Report on ICT Initiatives, Research and Innovation Priorities and Capacity in IST-Africa Partner Countries , December 2018", ISBN: 978-1-905824-58-8.