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Moritz Büchi

Consultant

Moritz Büchi is a Consultant in UNICEF’s research program on child rights in the digital age at the Office of Research. In his role at UNICEF, Moritz contributes to the Global Kids Online and Disrupting Harm projects, generating actionable research briefs. Analyses concentrate on barriers, risks, and opportunities in children's internet use based on data from more than 30 countries. He is an expert in quantitative data analysis, comparative survey methods, and digital communication theory. Moritz holds a PhD from the University of Zurich, where he is also a Senior Research and Teaching Associate at the Department of Communication and Media Research leading projects on digital well-being and surveillance.

Publications

Estimates of internet access for children in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania
Publication

Estimates of internet access for children in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania

The COVID-19 pandemic transformed internet connectivity from an important asset to an essential piece of infrastructure. Yet two thirds of the world’s school-aged children still have no fixed internet connection at home. This lack of connectivity limits their ability to go online; prevents them from participating and competing in the modern economy; and risks isolating them from the world. This research brief presents new data on children’s internet access in five countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. It provides estimates of the frequency with which children use the internet and assesses the most common barriers they face. Finally, it explores the potential consequences of leaving these bottlenecks unaddressed.