- Research manager, Research ICT Africa
Enrico Calandro (Ph.D.) has an extensive knowledge and expertise on digital access and development. His research explores the relationship between digital access and development with a focus on digital inequalities.
Over the last nine years, his professional career has been research-driven. He has conducted Internet policy and regulation research across the African continent to facilitate evidence-based and informed policy making for improved access, use and application of ICTs in Africa.
His research has focused on the political economy underpinning telecommunications markets in developing countries context, with a focus on global and regional internet governance structures and processes. Currently, he is managing the #AfterAccess survey projects at Research ICT Africa, the only demand-side research on ICT access and use in Africa. In addition to this management role, he is the principal investigator of a research programme on Internet measurements research in Africa, and of the research component on cybersecurity of the African Digital Policy Project. He is also managing the Regional Network on IP Policy, which is focused on cloud computing and data flows research in Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration specialising in telecommunications policy, from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.