CTIF21: #DIYAFRICA
09:00 13 Sep 2021 to 13:00 17 Sep 2021
Virtual, https://zoom.us/

 

Panel Discussions | Workshops | Virtual Exhibitions | Hangouts 

Introducing this year’s CTIF: DIYAFRICA

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Civic Tech Innovation Forum (CTIF21) from the 13th to the 17th of September. Save the Date for this week-long conference which will be focusing on an array of African civic tech innovations.

The online conference will offer a five-day programme. It will bring together Africa’s civic tech community, both governmental and non-governmental, including civic tech organisations, media personnel, academics, researchers, NGO and CSOs, activists, technologists, innovators, and more for the purpose of sharing, learning, inspiring, and overall capacity building.

Why “DIYAFRICA”?

 

DIYAFRICA

DIY or “Do It Yourself” refers to the practice of doing or fixing things yourself. It is an old, early 20th-century concept that has grown through various movements and practices over time (e.g. makers, hackers, craft, etc.). In the age of digitalisation, DIY is challenging the dominant paradigm of the technology user as a consumer to the user as a creative appropriator, co-designer or co-engineer (Democratizing Technology). Africans building their own future. DIY is offered as a frame for exploring the potential for a more democratised society – one where technology enables empowerment, participation, critique, and even resistance.

In the 2021 CTIF / Jamfest we invite African civic tech and media innovators and stakeholders to connect around the ways in which digital innovators, innovations, initiatives and their support structures are playing out across our continent in the spaces of journalism, media, civic activism and public services, particularly in this pandemic era. We are interested in African DIY democracy – how we are co-creating meaning, identity and solutions in and for Africa.

In the 2021 CTIF / Jamfest we invite African civic tech and media innovators and stakeholders to connect around the ways in which digital innovators, innovations, initiatives and their support structures are playing out across our continent in the spaces of journalism, media, civic activism and public services, particularly in this pandemic era. We are interested in African DIY democracy – how we are co-creating meaning, identity and solutions in and for Africa.

 

Visit our #DIYAFRICA Conference Legacy page for more excitement.

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  • 9:00 - 13:00 : 13 - 17 September

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