Civic Tech for Cities World Cafe Session Newsletter

Civic Tech for Cities World Cafe Session

The South African Council for City Data (SACCD) in partnership with the Civic Tech Innovation Network (CTIN) hosted an online World Cafe to showcase South Africa’s civic tech innovation capacities to city officials. The virtual session was intended to enable South African city officials and public practitioners to engage face to face with civic tech doers and enablers/connecters, to learn about innovations, tools and techniques, to share experiences, and to meet potential collaborators.

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Covid-19: How Civic techies are stepping up to aid the fight in Africa

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a number of African civic tech initiatives support efforts to help citizens, governments, businesses and communities respond to the global health crisis that’s affecting every part of our lives.

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Share your civic tech case study with our community

The Civic Tech Innovation Network is welcoming any case studies that focus on civic tech-related topics. The case studies submitted here will be published and shared as widely as we can. To share your work with us all you have to do is fill out of this form. We are open to case studies from South Africa and other players in Africa in the civic tech industry

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Community Report

From Global Black Youth: Harnessing Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Report on What We Can Learn from Black Youth’s Responses to COVID-19

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is evident that within the Diaspora, the media has covered almost exclusively the disproportionate mortality rate of Black populations. Very few media platforms have mentioned the ideas, knowledge, and innovations produced by Black youth for stability and recovery. Continuing to marginalize their work and contributions is a missed opportunity that hurts not only Black communities but also the wider world.

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