CONNECT

Ashnah Kalemera
Program Manager

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) promotes inclusive ICT policy in Africa.

Based in Kampala, Uganda, CIPESA increases the capacity of African stakeholders to influence tech policy  through (1) advocacy and awareness to increase free speech, ensure privacy and security for personal data, and to advance participation, transparency,  and accountability in data governance; (2) dialogue and engagement, spurring multi-stakeholder conversations to protect and promote digital rights throughout Africa; (3) knowledge and skills development in policy engagement, digital security, and human rights monitoring; (4) contributing to the availability of information on the ICT legal, regulatory, and practice landscape through research and documentation.

CIPESA produces the annual State of Internet Freedom in Africa report; organizes the annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica); and convenes the regional ICT4Democracy in East Africa network to demand transparent and accountable data governance.

SECTOR
Nonprofit
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
Africa
INVESTMENT LEAD
Thea Anderson
TOTAL COMMITTED
$430,000(2019)