The African Academic Network on Internet Policy (AANOIP) is a network for interdisciplinary scholarly engagement and discussion on the State of the Internet, related policies and regulatory regime in Africa.

Vision: A Pan-African academic think tank/network on Internet policy leveraging the rigour of localised research and its application in order to advance the African digital economy


  • Grow African academic contributions to inform digital economy policy in the region
  • Foster novel and  transformative intellectual research and discourse that is objective, independent and politically neutral.
  • Specifically to initiate, support and publish multidisciplinary evidence-based research on the digital economy across multiple platforms
  • Pave the way for a favorable environment for online players and sustain a free and open internet.
  • Inform and influence public sector leaders across Africa with respect to existing and emerging digital policy issues
  • Specifically to provide evidence-based actionable insights to policymakers and KoFs

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IP, Copyright and Intermediaries

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Cyber Security

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Internet Shutdown

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Strengthening Internet Policy Through Theoretically Grounded Research