CTIF20: Civic Tech Innovation Forum 2020
11:00 19 Mar 2020 to 16:00 20 Mar 2020
Zoom, https://zoom.us/

Webinar

Civic Tech Innovation Forum 2020

CONNECTING | LEARNING | INSPIRING

19 – 20 March 2020

We are pleased to share that the Civic Tech Innovation Network held some online engagements to replace the Civic Tech Innovation Forum that was to be held in Johannesburg.

#CTIF2020 webinar series

Civic Tech 2020 with Al Kags

COVID-19: Reshaping the norm with Craig Wing

Strengthening the Civic Tech ecosystem

Has civic tech delivered on its much-hyped promise? What has been more or less significant or impactful for Africa? What appears to be lying ahead? The keynote speaker and panel will engage and debate from their various vantages.

Moderator: Zukiswa Kota
Speakers: Al Kags
Discussants: Richard Gevers, Nathalie Dijkman

Panellists will share their reflections and speculations on potential implications of health pandemics like COVID-19 on communities like CTIN’s. What does COVID-19 (as a blip or a longer-term feature) change, if anything, in how we think of social innovation / civic tech / of COPs / the task of supporting activist tech-based communities?

Moderator: Geci Karuri-Sebina

Speaker: Craig Wing
Discussants: Koketso Moeti, Richard Gevers, Deborah Byrne

How we expand the civic tech community and its impact? The session will offer local and global reflections on directions, challenges and opportunities for civic tech actors; key messages/ideas for what the enablement issues are; how these could be achieved. After reflections from Taiwan and Africa, the local (SA) discussants will be invited to respond and consider from their unique local vantage points (entrepreneurship, gender, etc.).

How can we specifically leverage and support civic tech in SA going forward? How can the people doing civic tech be directly supported/enabled more? What could other ecosystem actors do or how could they support/use civic tech better or differently (raging from those who procure, use, fund, commercialise, study, or talk about the tech)?

Moderator: Geci Karuri-Sebina

Speakers: Audrey Tang — Taiwan, Lesley Williams — Africa
Discussants: Tiyani Nghonyama, Zine Nkukwana

Civic Tech Innovation Forum

SPEAKERS

Al Kags

Co-founder, The Open Institute

A founder of the Open Institute, a Pan-African organisation in Kenya that works with governments and civil society organisations to promote Open Government and Citizen Participation.

Audrey Tang

Digital Minister, Taiwan

Audrey Tang, a civic hacker and Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Social Entrepreneurship and Open Government, is known for revitalizing global open source communities such as Perl and Haskell.

Craig Wing

Partner, FutureWorld International

Futurist inspires companies to “future proof” themselves by “imagineering” their future strategy and complementary culture to survive the emergent world of technology, changing customers and the “New World”.

A non-profit open organisation that combines the use of action research, co-design, data science, and technology with civic engagement to enable the development of inclusive cities and urban spaces.

Richard Gever

Founder, Open Cities Lab
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A non-profit open organisation that combines the use of action research, co-design, data science, and technology with civic engagement to enable the development of inclusive cities and urban spaces.

Nathalie Dijkman

CEO/founder, SEMA
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Nathalie co-founded SEMA, a civic tech enterprise gathering real-time citizen feedback to improve the accountability and quality of public service delivery in East Africa.

Koketso Moeti

Founding executive director, Amandla.mobi

Moeti currently serves as the founding executive director of amandla.mobi, a community of over 225,000 people working to turn every cellphone into a democracy-building tool.

Lesley Williams

CEO, Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct
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Lesley is the CEO of Wit’s University’s Tshimologong, an international public speaker and dialogue moderator. Her focus is on social entrepreneurship and taking African digital innovation to global markets.

Tiyani Nghonyama

Co-Founder and COO, Geekulcha
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A non-profit open organisation that combines the use of action research, co-design, data science, and technology with civic engagement to enable the development of inclusive cities and urban spaces.

Zukiswa Kota

Programme Manager & Coalition Lead Coordinator,
Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM)

Zukiswa is also the Lead Coordinator of Imali Yethu working with the South African National Treasury to ‘open up’ public budgets and promote public participation in the budget process. Kota was also a moderator for the sessions.

Dr Karuri-Sebina

National organiser, Civic Tech Innovation Network

Karuri-Sebina is an associate of The South African Cities Network. She previously worked with The National Treasury, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), The Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC), and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Advanced Policy Institute. She was also a moderator for the webinar series.

Deborah Byrne

Programme quality lead, Oxfam
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Byrne is an experienced Programme Quality Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit sector and with social justice movements. She is currently working with Oxfam and previously worked with HIVOS on the Making All Voices Count country programme (which seeded the CTIN).

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Al Kags

Co-founder, The Open Institute

Craig Wing

Partner, FutureWorld International

CTIF

Group Discussion

#CTIF2020:
Has Civic Tech delivered on its much-hyped promise?

#CTIF2020:
COVID-19: Reshaping the norm.
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#CTIF2020:
Strengthening the Civic Tech ecosystem in SA

Civic Tech Field Guide: The Screencast Video

CTIF2020 Media

Every year CTIN plans to put together the only civic tech conference in the continent, the Civic Tech Innovation Forum aims to bring the civic tech community together. The event is for all people who are interested in how new technologies could enable better services and relationships between government and citizens.

We invite the civic tech community, government and non-governmental organisations including techies, activists, current and potential civic tech users, students and the digital media community to come and join us once a year.

The annual conferences are intended to enable network members to engage face to face, learn about innovations, tools and techniques, share experiences and meet potential collaborators.

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  • 11:00 - 16:00 : CTIF20

    Civic Tech Innovation Forum 2020

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