The African Civic Tech Atlas


About the Atlas

The African Civic Tech Field Guide is a living collection of civic tech initiatives in Africa. It is managed by the Civic Tech Innovation Network.

The South African Civic Tech Database was updated to the African Civic Tech Atlas which now contains 140 (and counting) initiatives from around the continent. The African Civic Tech Atlas is a living collection of civic tech initiatives in Africa. This database is for the civic tech community to use in research, articles and other, (We would appreciate the shout out though). This is also a great resource that can help the community understand what is going on in the civic tech and civic innovation field in Africa and also see who is involved, what they are doing and what successes and challenges they are facing. The database is for civic tech enthusiasts, innovators and anyone planning a new civic tech initiative.

Africa has many civic tech organisations, such as Budgit/Tracka, SEMA, Mzalendo, VoteWomen,, Grassroot, GovChat and Vulekamali which aim to make a real impact on many issues concerning African citizens. Such organisations make use of different technologies to make a real change. These civic tech organisations often focus on issues pertaining to transparency and accountability, education, citizen participation, open data, governance, journalism and much more. 

You can search the field guide by the name of the project, by the type of platform, by an organisation or by keywords.


Our database contains information on people, companies and organisations, as well as their linkages. While we make every attempt to make this information as accurate as possible, we take no responsibility for its authenticity. The current information is derived from each initiative’s website.

Add your initiative

The African Civic Tech Field Guide is a work in progress (and a labour of love) for us and we shall continue to add more initiatives however we encourage you to email us your initiatives so we can load them onto the database. Follow these instructions.

Email us at: with the subject “Add Your Initiative”

Email us your Corrections

If your initiative is listed and there is an error or some changes to your initiative, let us know.

The database
Click on the organisation name to read a full profile.

* Alidade
* Awetu
* Baobab Law & Connect
* City of Cape Town Open Data Portal
* Community-Based Monitoring (CBM)
* CrimeSync
* Data Zetu
* Dear South Africa
* DeedsWeb
* Durban Answers
* Enough is Enough
* Ezolwaluko
* Gauteng Department of Education Online School Registration
* GovChat
* Grassroot
* Grassroot Livewire
* Hey! Lawyer
* GreenAlert
* Health-E News: Izwi lami
* Hashtag Our Stories
* InTAcT ( Integrity, Transparency, Accountability and Technology in South African Cities project)
* Justice Today
* Kenya Open Data
* Kubatana
* LawPadi
* M-Haki
* Maji Voice
* Medicine Price Registry
* Memeza Shout Crime Prevention
* MineAlert
* MobiSAM
* Municipal Finance Data
* Municipal Money
* Namola Watch
* Namola
* Nkola App
* openAfrica
* Open By-laws
* Open Burkina
* Open County
* OpenDuka
* Open Data Portal
* Open Gazettes
* People’s Assembly
* Planning 4 Informality
* Pocket Reporter
* Public People
* Shine Your Eye
* sourceAfrica
* South Africa National Data Portal
* South African Local Government Association (SALGA) Municipal Barometer
* Sudpay
* Tipster
* The City Integrity Transparency, Accountability and Technology Project (InTAcT)
* The NRF’s SA Data Archive
* Tumenye
* Tunabakonzi
* Turn
* U-Report Central Africa Republic
* U-Report Chad
* U-Report Eswatini
* U-Report Ghana
* U-Report Guinea
* U-Report Gambia
* U-Report Liberia
* U-Report Mali
* U-Report Malawi
* U-Report Mozambique
* U-Report Papua New Guinea
* U-Report Senegal
* U-Report Sierra Leone
* U-Report Uganda
* U-Report Zimbabwe
* UCT Data First
* Vulekamali
* Vote Women
* Wazimap
* We Speak
* Youth Explorer
* Zlato


What if I can’t find a project on the database?

If you know of a project or initiative that is not on the database please contact with as much information as possible including contact details. We want to make the database as comprehensive as possible but we need the community’s help to do so.