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Enrico Calandro

Research ICT Africa
Research manager
Cape Town, South Africa
Enrico Calandro (Ph.D.) is a research manager at Research ICT Africa, an ICT think tank based in Cape Town. Over the last eight years, Enrico has been exploring the relationship between digital access and development, and his research has been published on peer-review journals and presented at a number of regional and global conferences. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration specialising in telecommunications policy, from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, and a Master degree in Communications’ sciences from the University of Perugia, Italy. Prior to joining Research ICT Africa, he worked as a technical advisor for the ICT programme of the SADC Parliamentary Forum in Namibia, within the UN technical cooperation framework. He also worked for the European Commission, Information Society and Media DG as a trainee after completing his Master’s degree. He is a recipient of the Open Technology Fund fellowship on Information controls, the Amy Mahan scholarship award for the advancement of ICT policy in Africa, and the UNDESA fellowship for international cooperation.
Since January 2017, he has been leading the Regional Academic Network on IT Policies (RANITP), a network of academic researchers interested in cloud computing research.