West-African IGF 2022: UNESCO ROAM-X framework for understanding and improving digital governance
The Internet Universality ROAM-X Indicators framework consists of a set of 303 indicators including 109 core ones that aim to assess how well national stakeholders, including governments, companies and civil society perform in adhering to the ROAM principles of Rights, Openness, Accessibility and Multi-stakeholder participation, as well as 79 cross-cutting indicators concerning gender equality, youth, ethical dimensions and sustainable development.
Currently ongoing in 40+ countries across five continents, including Benin, Senegal, Kenya, Ghana, Niger, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Cabo Verde, Burkina Faso, Namibia, Tanzania, Gambia, Cameroon, Burundi, Gabon, Congo RC and Congo RDC in Africa, the ROAM-X assessment fills a standard-setting void at the global, national and regional levels and proves a holistic research tool to unite all Internet stakeholders in all countries.
Therefore, this knowledge-sharing session, organized jointly with UNESCO and the African ICT Foundation, aims to showcase key outcomes and share good practice from the methodology and overall process of the Internet Universality ROAM-X Indicators’ implementation from national leading experts in Africa.
26 May 2022
Accra - Ghana