Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA)
The PRIDA initiative aims to foster universally accessible and affordable broadband across the continent (to unlock future benefits of internet based services). The specific objectives are to facilitate efficient and harmonised spectrum utilisation, to harmonise measurable ICT/Telecommunications policy, legal and regulatory frameworks, and to strengthen the ability of African stakeholders to actively participate in the global internet governance debate.
More specifically, PRIDA intends to achieve three main outputs: The first output improves predictable spectrum allocation, licensing, management including the treatment of harmful interferences and pricing based on international best practices with a forward looking approach towards the Internet of Things (IoT). The second output aims at enhancing continental legal and regulatory monitoring & evaluation system is developed and cooperation between telecommunications regulatory authorities with enhanced awareness by public authorities and civil society regarding cross cutting use of ICT. The third output improves the capacity of African stakeholders for active participation in the global internet governance. The project supports the AUC as technical assistance on the second and third output.