À propos de #AfricaFlows

Le Civic Tech Innovation Forum and Jamfest est une conférence organisée conjointement, qui s’est déroulée du 16 au 19 octobre 2023 au Tshimologong Precinct à Braamfontein, Johannesburg. La conférence avait pour thème #AfricaFlows, un hommage aux innovateurs et aux créateurs de médias qui font avancer l’Afrique. #AfricaFlows s’est appuyé sur une série de thèmes passionnants au fil des ans, commentant cette fois l’avènement de l’IA et ses possibilités – bonnes, mauvaises ou neutres.

#AfricaFlows illustre la confiance que nous avons dans la résilience de nos populations et leur capacité à s’adapter au changement. Notre métaphore du flux est également liée à l’intelligence artificielle (IA). Imaginez l’IA comme un puissant flux de technologies et de données, et le flux comme le mouvement fluide et efficace des tâches et des informations...lire la suite

Les thèmes abordés lors de la conférence de cette année étaient les suivants :
– L’ IA et l’avenir du travail et du jeu
– L’ agence numérique à l’ère de la corruption
Les droits/menaces numériques et la pertinence de la vie privée
– Un financement durable pour nous

PARRAINS

Nous tenons à remercier ces sponsors pour leur soutien à la conférence #AfricaFlows.

Points forts de la conférence #AfricaFlows

Découvrez les points forts de notre événement de quatre jours au Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct à Johannesburg.
Un grand merci à tous ceux qui nous ont rejoints à l’occasion de l’événement le plus important d’Afrique en matière de technologie civique et d’innovation dans les médias.

Intervenants

Paul Figueira
User Experience Designer, Open Cities Lab
Civic User Experience
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Paul Figueira has been involved in a wide range of civic UX work from designing an AI news media tool, a publicly accessible election candidate tool, community reporting platforms and numerous municipal open data projects including the EDGE Data Portal and the Future Cities South Africa governance project where the user base tends to be broad, often having nuanced individualised needs.

Jonathan Bosman
Project Manager/ UX Researcher, OpenUp
User Experience and Non-Profits
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Lead empathist, with a background in psychology and product development, he uses his skills combining research and user-centred design thinking inform products that make civic participation easier. He believes civic tech is one of the best ways to make a positive impact on the world.

Aidan Eyakuze
Executive Director, Twaweza East Africa
Open Government and Civil Society
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Aidan Eyakuze, a Tanzanian national, is the Executive Director of Twaweza East Africa, a leading regional civil society organization that works to enable children to learn, citizens to exercise agency, and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. Aidan serves on the Board of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) and the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Between May 2016 and September 2023, Aidan served on the global Steering Committee of the OGP and as its co-chair together with the Government of Italy in 2022. Aidan is a UWC alumnus, an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN).

Prudence Ngwenya
Director, Women Gender and Youth Directorate, African Union Commission (AUC)
Women, Gender and Youth development
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Ms. Prudence Ngwenya is the Director of the Women, Gender and Youth Director. Her main responsibilities include leading and providing strategic guidance on the AUC’s mandate on Youth Development while providing strategic oversight on the implementations of programs within her Directorate. She leads the African Union’s agenda to unleash the potential of women and youth by striving for gender and youth parity across African countries, enabling development through strategic partnerships while fostering meaningful engagement with all of the stakeholders in the women, gender and youth development landscape. The task involves maintaining a robust, innovative and results-oriented AUC Gender and Youth Programme aligned to key AU frameworks such as Agenda 2063.

Professor Geci Karuri-Sebina
Coordinator, Tayarisha Centre for Digital Governance: Wits School of Governance
Technological Change and Digital Governance
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Professor Geci Karuri-Sebina, PhD, is a scholar-practitioner based in Johannesburg working in the intersection between people, place and technological change. She is an Associate Professor at the Wits School of Governance where she is hosting the Civic Tech Innovation Network and coordinating establishment of a new African Centre of Excellence in Digital Governance. She is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town’s African Centre for Cities, Associate of South African Cities Network, and a global faculty member with Singularity University on the future of cities and governance. Geci also currently serves as a Board member of PlanAct, a founding director of the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project, and as the Vice-Chairperson of AfricaLICS (the community of innovation scholars in Africa).

Harvey Binamu
Tech Project Officer, Magamba Network
FinTech and Civic Tech
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As Magamba Network's tech officer, I spearhead technology strategy and development, overseeing research, team management, and infrastructure alignment with our strategic goals. My contributions span various domains including Civic Tech Strategy and Expansion,Artificial Intelligence Strategy,Hardware and Software Development.

Fred Kusambiza
Executive Director, Planact
Urban Development Planning
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Fred Kusambiza is an urban development planner with experience from the non-governmental sector and private sector. He has undertaken assignments in various aspects of project planning, designing and development, in the urban and peri-urban forms. The assignments have dealt with developing inclusive urban economies, local governance development processes, alternative settlement development, architectural designing and management, and organizational development. Specifically, he has designed frameworks on concepts and models that have enabled citizens’ engagement with government institutions in local development processes, particularly in urban areas. Fred holds senior degrees in housing development and business administration.

Richard Gevers
Executive Director, Open Cities Lab
Open Data and Civic Technology
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Richard is the founder of Open Cities Lab, a civic technology lab with a focus on the development of open data for application to urban challenges operating within cities in Africa. Open Cities Lab is a non-profit civic technology lab that uses open data and civic technology in initiatives that work to build inclusive and responsive cities in order to put citizens at the centre and enable participative democracy. It implements and advocates for active citizens, open data, future inclusive cities, open government, and civic technology. Open Cities Lab believes in co-design that is centred around people and that lets those in the centre of the issue set the frame, context, and measurement and verification of the results.

Caleb Asiedu
Managing Director, CLA Attorneys Inc
Artificial Intelligence
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Caleb Asiedu is an admitted attorney, practicing in Johannesburg. He is the Managing Director of CLA Attorneys Incorporated. Caleb specializes in corpororate and commercial transactions, administrative law and labour law amongst others. Caleb has a keen interest in artificial intelligence and more specifically, the impact of artificial intelligence across all sectors of society.

Sarah Findlay
Project Lead, Africa Data Hub
Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability
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Sarah is an ecologist by training but her work has always focused on the intersection of social justice and environmental sustainability. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through Wits University where her Masters research examined the roles of local traditional and democratic leaders in regulating firewood harvesting in rural communities in South Africa. After several years in ecology-focused roles, her career went in an unexpected direction when she became the Programme Coordinator in the Policy Unit of Media Monitoring Africa, a media non-profit based in South Africa. After leading MMA’s 2019 Elections project, Sarah started freelancing as a research consultant in the development sector. In October 2020, she took up the role of Project Lead at Open Cities Lab for the Africa Data Hub, a platform aimed at providing data, tools and capacity building for journalists across the continent.

Sabeehah Motala
Senior Technical Advisor, GIZ-South Africa
Advocacy and Policy
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Sabeehah is a Technical Advisor with GIZ-South Africa’s Transparency, Integrity and Accountability Programme (TIP), which works with stakeholders across government, civil society and business to implement anti-corruption initiatives. Within the TIP Sabeehah is responsible for supporting Active Citizenry in building a corruption-free society. Having worked in anti-corruption for 8 years, Sabeehah’s particular area of expertise has emerged as the nexus between gender and corruption. She holds a LLB from the School of Oriental and African Studies, a BA(Hons) in Political Studies, and a MA in Sociology from Wits University.

Phillip Ayazika
Program Manager, Pollicy
Digital Adoption and Digital Rights
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Phillip Ayazika is a digital rights and technology project manager with a proven track record in designing and implementing data, design, and technology blended programs. With a passion for integrating digital technologies into development interventions, I am dedicated to co-creating an inclusive and safe digital ecosystem for all individuals.

Associate Professor Rehema Baguma
Associate Professor, Makerere University
Digital Inclusion, Responsible AI and Data Governance
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Rehema Baguma is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Makerere University, Uganda. Her research interests include: responsible AI, data governance, HCD, digital inclusion, e-governance & e-learning. She is also a member of the team drafting the Africa AI continental Strategy led by AUDA-NEPAD and a member of the board for the Data Economy Policy Hub.

Joseph Kirai
Monitoring, Evaluation and Implementation Officer, Ushahidi
Health and Behavioral Interventions
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Joseph is an expert in design, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning frameworks. He has over 5 years of experience working with communities on different projects, notably, the COVID-19 response initiatives in informal settlements of Kenya, Gender Action Learning System (GALS) initiatives by Hivos Kenya, and the Mbrella project by the Center for Advanced Hindsight. He believes that communities have the strength and best solutions to their own problems if facilitated. He champions for evidence-based approach to clearly understand what works well for communities.

Zukiswa Kota
Manager, Pubic Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM)
Social Advocacy
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Zukiswa Kota is currently the South Africa Programme Head at the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) which works across five countries in Africa. Interested in contributing to deepening open government and social accountability work, Zukiswa serves on the global Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), on the Civic Tech Innovation Network’s Reference Group and on various organisational boards including the Equal Education Law Centre, My Vote Counts and Corruption Watch. She has contributed to various budget and social justice initiatives including the Budget Justice Coalition and Imali Yethu Coalition for Open Budgets.

Ayanda Mhlanga
Product Owner - Africa Data Hub, Open Cities Lab
Information Technology and Services Industry
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Ayanda started off working as a journalist before venturing into marketing, health tech and fin tech, where she took on various roles including refining processes, and building up feedback loops, before taking on driving the strategy at Africa Data Hub.

Yosr Jouini
Director, Technoloxia and Founder, Accessibility ABCs
Digital Rights and Emerging Technologies
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Yosr Jouini is an interdisciplinary researcher studying emerging technologies and their social implications in the global South. She leads work at Technoloxia, a North African-based collective with a mission to provide community-centered perspectives on the region from the region. Yosr is the founder of Accessibility ABCs, an initiative promoting accessibility across digital platforms. She also hosts the ‘Digitally Yours podcast‘, which specialises in digital rights. In 2020, Yosr was awarded the "Lina Ben Mhenni Prize for freedom of expression" for her writings on Global Voices.

Prof. Themba Maseko
Head of School (Acting), Wits School of Governance
Governance and Government Communication
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Former Member of Parliament; Founding Superintendent-General of Gauteng Dept of Education; Former Director General of Depts of Public Works, Public Service and Administration and former Government Spokesperson and CEO of Government Communications; Former Managing Director of Damelin Education Group.

Bhekani Mbuli
Lecturer and Researcher, AUDA-NEPAD & University of Johannesburg
Desalination, Water Treatment and Membrane Technology.
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Dr. Bhekani Mbuli is a distinguished researcher at the forefront of shaping Africa's technological landscape. As the driving force behind the African Union Artificial Intelligence Continental Strategy, he plays a pivotal role within the African Union High-Level Panel on Emerging Technologies (APET) and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD). Dr Mbuli's work involved facilitating the crafting of the blueprint that empowers African Union Member States to harness the potential of Artificial Intelligence. This strategy focuses on human capital development, infrastructure enhancement, fostering AI-friendly ecosystems, nurturing sustainable partnerships, and reinforcing effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. Dr. Mbuli is dedicated to advancing Africa's AI journey for a brighter technological future.

Dr Wasswa William
Senior Lecturer, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Emerging Technology
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Dr Wasswa William is a senior lecturer and Head of Department of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. He is a member of the African Union High Level Panel on Emerging Technologies (APET).

Hadassah Myers
Lecturer, University of Johannesburg
Futures Literacy and Systemic Design
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Hadassah Myers is a senior lecturer in Digital Media Design at the University of Johannesburg. Her fields of interest include Design Thinking, Systemic Design, Speculative Design, Digital Health, 4IR, Gamification and Storytelling. She is a PhD candidate at the Wits School of Governance. Her research explores methodological approaches to the design of diabetes technology in the South African Public Health Sector.

Daniel Ivor Futerman
Head of Engineering, Reach Digital Health
Engineering, Digital Health and Informatics
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Daniel Futerman is the Head of Engineering at Reach, and brings 15 years experience in digital health, health informatics, and designing and adapting health information systems for resource-constrained settings. Daniel has worked closely in a variety of roles on a number of digital health global goods, health data standards initiatives and international communities of practice.

Ella Alcock
Project Lead, Open Cities Lab
Open Data and Civic Tech
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Ella Alcock has worked for Open Cities Lab since 2020. With a background in Business Science, specializing in Economics with Law, Ella brings a unique blend of critical and analytical thinking. Having gained valuable work experience as a researcher, Ella has delved into diverse topics such as environmental economics, the automotive industry, and sustainable development. In her current role as Project Lead, Ella spearheads the MyRepresentative program at OCL, focusing on citizen participation in the democratic cycle. Her commitment to empowering citizens and fostering transparent democratic processes drives her work.

Kristen Abrahams
Candidate Attorney, Legal Resources Centre
Law and English Literature
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Kristen Abrahams is an LLB graduate who holds an Honours in English Literature from Wits University. She is passionate about ensuring that all people have access to the opportunities and resources needed to live dignified lives. She previously worked at the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, in a space dedicated to strengthening democracy in South Africa, and continues contributing to this space at the Legal Resources Centre. Kristen is the General Secretary of the Defend our Democracy movement.

Martin Gordon Mubangizi
Data Scientist, UN Global Pulse Uganda
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data and AI governance
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Martin Gordon Mubangizi (PhD) is a Data Scientist and Officer - in Charge of United Nations (UN) Global Pulse in Kampala, a hub in the UN Global Pulse Network. Global Pulse (UNGP) is the Secretary-General’s Innovation Lab. With its vision of responsible and inclusive innovation, the lab supports the UN’s Common Agenda for global cooperation His research interest is in applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), data and AI governance, including data privacy. Martin is also the interim General Chair of Data Science Africa Uganda.

Ofentse Madisha
Head of Public Policy for South Africa, Uber
Shared Mobility and Transportation Planning
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Transport economist with expertise in mobility and access for goods and people, in academia, consultancy, and corporate. Ofentse leads public policy work at Uber South Africa, with a focus on the future of mobility and work in Africa.

Yvonne Eweka
Project Manager GoVote, Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB)
Innovation and Good Governance
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Yvonne is a social development professional and an adept social innovator who is passionate about development for social change and has led several successful programs. She is the Project Manager of GoVote - a project of Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) empowering Nigerians to participate in elections and be Active Citizens. She currently also leads the team in the Technology and Society Practice at Co-creation Hub (CcHub). Yvonne comes with over 12 years of experience in programmes management, working with highly technical and specialized teams across issues of governance & elections, security & justice systems, gender & inclusivity, education & sustainable communities.

Dr Towela Nyirenda-Jere
Head, Economic Integration, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
Internet Development and Governance
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Dr Towela Nyirenda-Jere is head of the Economic Integration Division at the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD). The Division spearheads flagship programmes and implementation frameworks that advance regional integration in line with the aspirations of the African Union’s Agenda 2063. Towela is an electrical engineer and development practitioner with more than 20 years’ of experience working in the private sector, academia, and international development. She brings knowledge and experience in programme development, coordination, and implementation of cross-border infrastructure projects and is leading teams that are focused on infrastructure development, energy, digitalisation & cybersecurity.

Roselyn Odoyo
Senior Programme Officer, Mozilla Foundation
Digital Activism and Human Rights
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Roselyn Odoyo is a human rights advocate and feminist and has been working in service to these movements through strategy development, philanthropic advocacy, research, and convening within civil society for the past fifteen years. More recently, I have been working at the intersection of digital technology and society as a senior programme officer at Mozilla Foundation. There, she co-holds the Tech and Society fellowship program and oversees the strategy development, evolution, and implementation of the grant-making arm of the Africa Innovation Mradi programme which is focused on movement building.
She is motivated by justice and equity and continues to pursue these values through my engagement in the tech sector with a focus on addressing intersecting inequities in the digital and technology landscape.

Hamid Khayar Oumar Defallah
Founder, Chad Innovation Hub
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Khayar is a Mandela Washington Fellow 2016, Chadian entrepreneur, founder &CEO of Chad Innovation, a Tech Hub based in N'Djamena, allowing people to incubate their ideas and turn them into startups. A center for workshops, conferences, case studies, and Peer-to-Peer sessions related to smart technologies, business, society, and infrastructure. since 2020, Khayar has been appointed by the President of the Republic to lead Chad's digital transition.

Bridgette Ndlovu
Partnerships and Engagements Officer, Paradigm Initiative
Digital Rights and Inclusion, Advocacy and Tech Policy
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Bridgette has experience spearheading online and offline campaigns on democracy and governance, citizen participation, digital, economic, and women and girls’ social rights. Bridgette is a 2023 Fellow for the African School on Internet Governance. She is passionate about promoting human rights for all, particularly in Africa and monitoring digital rights and policy developments to ensure that citizens’ rights are protected online.

Antoinette Engel
Producer, Electric South
Virtual and Augmented Reality
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Antoinette Engel is committed to the collaborative spirit that underpins all creative projects and places great value on partnerships. Her career highlights include overseeing the production of six immersive films under the “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Words” XR Creator Grant Program funded by Meta, led by Africa No Filter, supported by Electric South and Imisi 3D with showcases in Nigeria and South Africa in October 2022.

Robyn Pasensie
Researcher, My Vote Counts (MVC)
International Relations and Diplomacy
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Robyn Pasensie is a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town and researcher at the NGO My Vote Counts (MVC). Her work at MVC focuses on the broad thematic area of money in politics. This is to understand how money and private interest could influence political decision making and governance. This includes, but is not limited to, research and advocacy on issues of corruption, private and public funding frameworks in South Africa, procurement, monitoring and compliance of the Political Party Funding Act (PPFA) and access to information. Robyn holds an Madmin and Badmin Hons (cum laude) in Political Studies from the University of the Western Cape and a BA in International Relations and Diplomacy from UNISA.

Michael Zimba
Professor, Malawi University of Science and Technology
Artificial Intelligence & Data Science
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Dr. Michael Zimba is the Director of the Malawi Institute of Technology (MIT) and Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence & Data Science at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST). He consults for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Program on Artificial Intelligence. Prof. Zimba co-authored the African Union Technical Report on AI titled “AI for Africa: Artificial Intelligence for Africa’s Socioeconomic Development”. He is also in the AU-AI-Strategy Team, charged with developing the African Union Continental AI Strategy

Koketso Moeti
Executive Diretor, amandla.mobi
Civic Engagement and Technology
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Koketso Moeti has a long background in civic activism and has worked at the intersection of governance, communication, and citizen action. In 2023 she was announced as an inaugural Keseb Democracy fellow. She is also a Mulago Foundation Rainer Arnhold fellow; an inaugural Collective Action in Tech fellow; an inaugural Obama fellow; an Atlantic fellow for racial equity and an Aspen Institute New Voices senior fellow. Moeti is an expert advisor to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Partnering with Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution‘ initiative. She is an alumnus of the Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI) summer institute. When not working, Moeti can be found writing.

Dr Paul Plantinga
Senior Research Manager, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
Open Government and Civic Technology
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Paul Plantinga is a Senior Research Manager at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa. He is currently leading projects that use digital technologies to support participatory and evidence-informed policymaking. Between 2012 and 2016 he managed open innovation and open data work at The Innovation Hub, an agency of the Gauteng Provincial Government. Prior to this he completed a PhD in ICT governance with the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics at Monash University and worked as a solution architect and engineer in mobile telecoms and VoIP

Emmanuel Bobobee
Professor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
Agricultural Mechanisation and Precision Farming
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Emmanuel is an agricultural engineer and a specialist researcher in agricultural mechanisation and precision farming. I hold PhD in Agricultural machinery Engineering from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala. My research focus is in drudgery reduction and development of appropriate innovations and technologies to make agriculture efficient and attractive to the youth. I am interested in research into AI and robotics in agriculture for accurate detection of plant health, moisture, nutrient stress, weed, pest and disease loads on farms, especially among smallholder farmers in Africa.

Dr Bright Gameli Mawudor
Founder, Africahackon
Cyber Security, Web3 and Blockchain technology
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Dr Bright Gameli Mawudor is a pioneering thought leader in the field of Cyber Security. As the Cyber Security Engineering Lead at MARA, a leader in Web3 & Blockchain technology in Africa, he is at the forefront of innovation. He founded Africahackon, a Cyber Security collective that promotes excellence and community engagement throughout Africa. With a Ph.D. in IT Convergence and Application Engineering, Dr. Bright is a highly respected advisor and has delivered captivating talks at over 260 conferences. His implementation of cutting-edge security systems and cyber resilience advisory for prominent organizations has garnered global recognition. Driven by his expertise and leadership, he is dedicated to securing Africa's digital future.

Dr Barbara Glover
Programme Manager: African Union High-Level Panel on Emerging Technologies, AUDA-NEPAD
Science and Innovation,
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Barbara Glover is a dedicated advocate for science, technology, and innovation in Africa. She serves as the Programme Manager of the African Union High-Level Panel on Emerging Technologies at AUDA-NEPAD. Barbara leverages her background in innovation and extensive research and policy experience to harness scientific advancements for sustainable African development. Her work, starting in 2016 at AUDA-NEPAD, focuses on aiding African countries in identifying and implementing emerging technologies. She conducts research, analyzes data on topics like AI, drafts policy recommendations, and contributes to capacity-building programs to foster innovation among youth. Barbara's passion lies in collaborative efforts to leverage technology for positive impact.

Matthew Adendorff
Chief Technical Officer, Open Cities Lab
Computational Engineering
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Matthew Adendorff completed his PhD in Computational Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studying for an International Science & Technology Fulbright Award. His research focused on network analysis, multi-objective optimization, and the advanced simulation of highly-dimensional systems, sparking an interest in developing robust, adaptable, and highly predictive analytical methods for application in the unique data environment that is modern South Africa. In his role as lead technologist, Matthew oversees the design and implementation of computational infrastructure, web app deployment, data analysis pipeline construction, and the application of machine learning algorithms for insightful processing of information.

Kristophina Kiito Shilongo
Senior Tech Policy Fellow, Mozilla Foundation
Tech Policy, Data Justice and Participatory Governance
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Kristophina is a researcher and feminist who is interested in the topics of participatory governance and a sustainable approach to the development and deployment of technology. She is currently a Senior Tech Policy Fellow at the Mozilla foundation where her project is critically looking at the participatory governance frameworks applied in the conservation sector with the intent of applying them to the governance of AI and technology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the Namibia University of Science and Technology & a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences focusing on Data and Society.

Angella Ndaka
Executive Director, The Centre for African Epistemic Justice (CAEJ)
Sustainable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techno-Futures
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Angella Ndaka has recently successfully completed her PhD in Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her research study focused on Sustainable Artificial Intelligence (AI) techno-futures. She holds other qualifications e.g., Public Policy from the Australian National University, Intercultural and Multistakeholder dialogues, and Education from Kenyatta University. Currently, she is an early career researcher on Critical Socio-technical Studies at the University of Otago, and the Executive Director, and the AI Ethics and Governance research Lead at the Centre for African Epistemic Justice (CAEJ). Angella is a thought leader in complex and critical discourses of AI and emerging technology and a great advocate of critical inclusion of women and other minority groups in tech co-design and other critical decision-making spaces. Her thought-provoking conversations and discursive politics in AI have won her a global recognition which put her in the 2023 list of the 100 most brilliant women in AI ethics. In the same year, she was declared the award winner of the Women in AI Awards (APAC) under the Cultural leadership category. Angella has been an ardent advocate for the southern voices in AI discourses, which she does through research, blog writing, tech-talks, and keynote speaking.

Dr Niousha Roshani
CEO, The Black Entrepreneurs Club (The BEC)
Social Innovation and Digital Transformation
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Niousha Roshani is a multi-sectoral expert practitioner in technology, business, and human rights addressing the inequality gap between companies globally and civil society, and connecting ecosystems of underrepresented founders around the world. She completed a PostDoc at Harvard University, a Ph.D. in Education at the University College London (UCL), a Master’s degree in International Development from Cornell University, and a BS in Civil Engineering. With fluency in five languages, an Irano-Ivorian background, and 15+ years of experience in research, policy, and practice working in 25+ countries in directing organizations and programs, establishing strategic partnerships, and supporting innovators and entrepreneurs, CSOs, philanthropy, the private, public, and third sector, her passion lies in disrupting the 'business as usual' framework by infusing investment of capital, resources, knowledge and opportunities into unnurtured, under-utilized and under-invested young talents on a global scale. In her current and past roles, she has advised governments, NPOs, universities, and the private sector on DEI, entrepreneurship, digital inclusion and conflict resolution, gender and SMEs (LAC and Africa), childhood and media (LAC), the intersection of race, disability and digital rights (USA, SSA, LAC and ME); on tech + policy (LAC); on best practices for the new economy (Europe, Africa and LAC).

Nishendra Moodley
Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Partnership (EDP)
Urban Governance
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Nishendra is the CEO of the EDP, having commenced his role in March 2023. An urban governance specialist and transformational leader, Nishendra has 27 years of experience in the development sector in South Africa. He has held a range of roles across the private, non-profit and public sectors at national, provincial and local levels variously aimed at strengthening governance, policy development, transformation and accountability. Nishendra holds an MPA in Governance from the University of Western Cape and is co-author of ‘Building a Capable State – Service Delivery in Post-Apartheid South Africa’. He continues to play an active voluntary leadership role in civil society, with an emphasis on initiatives that seek to bring state and citizens together.

Expositions en ligne

Cette année, l’exposition avait pour objectif principal de présenter les innovations technologiques et médiatiques civiques africaines qui témoignent de l’ingéniosité et de la capacité d’adaptation de l’Afrique dans des climats difficiles. Les expositions se sont concentrées sur :
Histoires d’impact – expériences pratiques, résultats et enseignements tirés
Newbies – Histoires de débutants par de nouveaux innovateurs dans le domaine des technologies civiques, du journalisme et des médias
À la pointe du progrès – nouvelles méthodes/outils/techniques, projets expérimentaux, etc.
Change-makers – Exemples de personnes qui résolvent de manière créative leurs propres problèmes grâce aux données et à l’innovation numérique en Afrique.
– Les partisans et les facilitateurs de l’écosystème – Boîtes à outils, formations, services, etc. qui favorisent les technologies civiques.
Thème central – Cette année, nous invitons particulièrement les innovateurs qui utilisent de manière créative l’intelligence artificielle/l’apprentissage automatique.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous la liste des exposants de cette année :


Rencontres hebdomadaires sur l’exposition

L’exposition est une conversation entre pairs, qui sont des innovateurs et des développeurs dans le domaine des technologies civiques sur le continent. Chaque session de discussion s’est concentrée sur un thème particulier qui correspond le mieux au travail effectué dans le cadre de ces initiatives. Les “hangouts” sont un espace décontracté où les exposants peuvent partager et apprendre de leurs expériences respectives, et offrent une voie d’accès aux autres innovateurs et innovateurs en herbe présents dans la salle.
*Veuillez noter qu’en raison d’une défaillance technique, la troisième séance hebdomadaire de la série de cette année n’est pas disponible.

Cette exposition s’est concentrée sur les initiatives travaillant dans le domaine des “données ouvertes et de la participation démocratique”. Shaun Russel d’OpenUp, Sarah Gowon de Charter Project Africa et Catherine Kimambo d’African Child Project se sont joints à la discussion.

Cette exposition s’est concentrée sur les initiatives dont les outils ont été conçus pour la responsabilité et la transparence, ainsi que sur leurs entités. Loise Mwakamba, du Mzalendo Trust, et Loise Mboo, de l’Open Institute, se sont joints à la discussion.

Musique à #AfricaFlows

Le CTIF et le Jamfest ont une tradition émergente de célébration de l’innovation africaine ainsi que de reconnaissance et d’appréciation des talents artistiques et culturels qui inspirent la créativité de l’Afrique. Cette année, nous poursuivons cette tradition en invitant sur scène le merveilleux saxophoniste “Psychosax”. Psychosax aka sis est une musicienne de 23 ans née à Alexandra, en Afrique du Sud. Elle est connue pour ses belles productions musicales et ses performances au saxophone. Elle a été récompensée pour ses performances au saxophone par l’université de Wits, TRACE TV, des concours nationaux, etc. Elle dirige en outre le département de musique de la Royal Academy of Creative Arts.

Partenariat médiatique avec VOWFM

Cette année, nous nous sommes associés à Voice of Wits FM (VOWFM) en tant que partenaire médiatique officiel. VOW FM 88.1 est une station de radio universitaire diffusant 24 heures sur 24 depuis l’université de Witwatersrand à Johannesburg. La station a commencé à émettre en anglais dans les années 90, avec le soutien du Wits Centre for Journalism. VOW FM cible les jeunes, dont la majorité sont des étudiants universitaires basés à Braamfontein et dans les environs. Ils sont âgés de 18 à 28 ans et sont issus de la communauté Jozi, sans distinction d’origine économique, sociale, religieuse ou culturelle.

Lors du Civic Tech Innovation Forum & Jamfest, ils se sont entretenus avec certains de nos intervenants et participants sur le travail qu’ils effectuent et sur leurs centres d’intérêt lors de la conférence.

Entretien avec Mxolisi Bhebhe d’Uber Eats Afrique du Sud

Area Code s’est entretenu avec Mxolisi Bhebhe, responsable du territoire du Gauteng chez Uber Eats. Bhebhe parle à VOWFM de la contribution d’Uber à la numérisation de l’économie des villes en Afrique du Sud. Il parle en particulier de leur partenariat le plus récent avec le gouvernement provincial de Gauteng.

Entretien avec Hamid Khayar Defallah de Tchad Innovation

Hamid Khayar Defallah est un Mandela Washington Fellow 2016, entrepreneur tchadien, fondateur et PDG de Chad Innovation, un Tech Hub basé à N’Djamena, permettant aux gens d’incuber leurs idées et de les transformer en startups. Chad Innovation est un centre d’ateliers, de conférences, d’études de cas et de sessions Peer-to-Peer liés aux technologies intelligentes, aux entreprises, à la société et aux infrastructures. depuis 2020.

Entretien avec Phillip Ayazika de Pollicy

Phillip Ayazika est un gestionnaire de projet dans le domaine des droits numériques et de la technologie. Il a fait ses preuves dans la conception et la mise en œuvre de programmes combinant données, conception et technologie. Passionnée par l’intégration des technologies numériques dans les interventions de développement, je me consacre à la co-création d’un écosystème numérique inclusif et sûr pour tous les individus.

Entretien avec Harvey Binamu du réseau Magamba

Harvey Binamu est chargé de projet technique au sein du réseau Magamba. En tant que responsable technique de Magamba Network, il est le fer de lance de la stratégie et du développement technologiques, supervisant la recherche, la gestion de l’équipe et l’alignement de l’infrastructure sur les objectifs stratégiques de l’entreprise. Ses contributions couvrent divers domaines, notamment la stratégie et l’expansion des technologies civiques, la stratégie d’intelligence artificielle et le développement de matériel et de logiciels.

Entretien avec Matthew Adendorff d’Open Cities Lab

Matthew Adendorff est responsable de la science des données et directeur technique chez Open Cities Lab. Il a obtenu un doctorat en ingénierie informatique au Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). En tant que technologue en chef, Matthew supervise la conception et la mise en œuvre de l’infrastructure informatique, le déploiement d’applications web, la construction de pipelines d’analyse de données et l’application d’algorithmes d’apprentissage automatique pour un traitement perspicace de l’information.

Entretien avec Yosr Jouini de Technoloxia

Yosr Jouini est une chercheuse interdisciplinaire qui étudie les technologies émergentes et leurs implications sociales dans le Sud global. Elle dirige les travaux de Technoloxia, un collectif basé en Afrique du Nord dont la mission est de fournir des perspectives communautaires sur la région à partir de la région. Yosr est la fondatrice de Accessibility ABCs, une initiative visant à promouvoir l’accessibilité sur les plateformes numériques. Elle anime également le podcast “Digitally Yours”, spécialisé dans les droits numériques. .

Entretien avec Joseph Kirai d’Ushahidi

Joseph est responsable du suivi, de l’évaluation et de la mise en œuvre chez Ushahidi. Il est expert en conception, coordination, mise en œuvre, suivi et évaluation, recherche et cadres d’apprentissage. Il a plus de 5 ans d’expérience de travail avec les communautés sur différents projets, notamment les initiatives de réponse COVID-19 dans les quartiers informels du Kenya, les initiatives Gender Action Learning System (GALS) de Hivos Kenya, et le projet Mbrella du Center for Advanced Hindsight. Il est convaincu que les communautés ont la force et les meilleures solutions à leurs propres problèmes si on les aide. Il se fait le champion d’une approche fondée sur des données probantes afin de comprendre clairement ce qui fonctionne bien pour les communautés.

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MEDIA

Jamlab Africa, Civic Tech Innovation Network organisent une conférence de quatre jours sur le thème #AfricaFlows.
Jamlab Africa et le Civic Tech Innovation Network organisent une conférence de quatre jours à partir de lundi, afin de présenter les innovations en matière de technologies civiques et médiatiques sur le continent. Le thème de la conférence est #AfricaFlows. L’événement se concentrera sur l’intelligence artificielle et son impact sur l’innovation civique et médiatique. Les autres domaines d’intérêt comprennent les droits et les menaces numériques, l’agence numérique à l’ère de la corruption et la durabilité de l’industrie du journalisme et des médias. La SABC s’est entretenue avec Lindokuhle Nzuza, coordinateur de projet : Jamlab Africa, pour en savoir plus sur la conférence.

Le professeur Geci rejoint POWER 987 pour parler de la conférence #AfricaFlows
Geci Karuri-Sebina, organisateur national du réseau Civic Tech Innovation Network, a rejoint Tshegohaco Moagi, animateur du petit-déjeuner du week-end de POWER 987. pour discuter de ce que les auditeurs peuvent attendre de la prochaine conférence #AfricaFlows à Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud. Écouter ci-dessous:

Communiqué de presse : #AfricaFlows – L’intelligence artificielle (IA) dans la nature changeante du travail et du jeu
#AfricaFlows s’appuie sur une série de thèmes passionnants au fil des ans, commentant cette fois l’avènement de l’IA et ses possibilités – bonnes, mauvaises ou neutres. Il s’agit d’un endroit idéal pour se connecter avec d’autres technologues africains dynamiques, issus de la base et des médias, qui construisent leur propre avenir...pour en savoir plus

ORGANISATION Partenaires

Nous tenons à remercier tout particulièrement nos partenaires organisateurs de la conférence pour leur collaboration et leur aide dans la planification de la CTIF et du Jamfest 2023.

Le Réseau des villes sud-africaines (SACN) a été créé en 2002. Il s’agit d’un réseau de villes et de partenaires sud-africains qui encourage l’échange d’informations, d’expériences et de bonnes pratiques en matière de développement urbain et de gestion des villes. En collaborant avec les villes et les partenaires sud-africains par le biais de la recherche, du partage des connaissances, de l’apprentissage par les pairs et de l’innovation, le SACN est à l’avant-garde des efforts visant à concrétiser la vision de l’avenir urbain exposée dans le cadre de développement urbain intégré [IUDF] et le plan de développement national (NDP).

Le festival africain d’innovation numérique Fak’ugesi est à l’avant-garde de la culture et de la technologie en Afrique. Découvrez ci-dessous ce que nous avons représenté au cours de nos 10 années d’existence. Notre festival est ancré dans la présentation et le développement des compétences en matière de technologie, d’art et de culture en Afrique. Fondé en 2014 en tant que collaboration entre le Tshimologong Precinct et la Wits School of Arts, Digital Arts Department, le festival part de l’idée que pour que l’innovation technologique réussisse, il faut établir un lien solide entre les pratiques culturelles africaines et les rencontres créatives. Fak’ugesi est organisé chaque année au centre d’innovation numérique de Tshimologong.

Organisations pilotes

Le Civic Tech Innovation Network (CTIN) est une communauté de pratique (CoP) et un réseau d’apprentissage par l’action – La communauté du CTIN est composée de praticiens, de leaders, d’activistes, de technologues, de chercheurs et de fonctionnaires qui s’intéressent et s’engagent à tirer parti du lien entre la technologie et l’activisme civique. Le CTIN s’engage en faveur d’une société plus juste, plus équitable et plus durable. En tant que tel, le CTIN soutient sa communauté dans la croissance, le développement et l’utilisation efficace des technologies et méthodologies numériques appropriées pour relier le gouvernement et les citoyens, pour la participation publique, pour la transparence et la responsabilité et pour la fourniture de services publics.

Jamlab Africa, abréviation de Journalism and Media Lab, est un projet du Wits Centre for Journalism. Jamlab Africa vise à soutenir une innovation plus importante et de meilleure qualité dans le domaine du journalisme et des médias en Afrique. Le projet comporte trois programmes qui se soutiennent mutuellement : le programme d’accélération, la communauté de pratique et le programme de connaissance. Jamlab dispose d’un magazine en ligne dans lequel il documente les innovations qui ont lieu sur le continent et partage les enseignements tirés. Dans le cadre du programme d’accélération, nous proposons aux entrepreneurs du secteur des médias de tout le continent un programme de six mois de mentorat, d’outils et de contacts pour les aider dans leurs activités.

Le Centre de journalisme du Wits (WCJ) propose plusieurs programmes d’études pour les journalistes en herbe ou en activité. Situé à Johannesburg, au cœur des médias du pays, il est bien placé pour travailler en étroite collaboration avec l’industrie et les professionnels en activité afin de garantir un centre d’enseignement, de formation, de recherche et d’engagement public riche et passionnant. Le département est ancré dans une tradition de journalisme indépendant, critique et de qualité.

L’université du Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, plus connue sous le nom de Wits University ou Wits, est une université publique de recherche multi-campus située dans les zones nord du centre de Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud. L’université a ses racines dans l’industrie minière, tout comme Johannesburg et le Witwatersrand en général. Fondée en 1896 sous le nom de South African School of Mines à Kimberley, elle est la troisième plus ancienne université sud-africaine en activité.

La Wits School of Governance (WSG) Wits School of Governance (WSG) se considère comme la principale école de gouvernance d’Afrique qui facilite les améliorations de la gouvernance fondées sur la recherche. L’école rassemble des praticiens et des théoriciens de tout le continent africain pour résoudre les problèmes urgents de développement, d’inégalité et de transitions justes. La WSG est un établissement de troisième cycle axé sur la recherche, compétitif et reconnu à l’échelle mondiale, qui vise à transformer la gouvernance dans les secteurs public, privé et non gouvernemental.

Tayarisha est l’initiative sur la gouvernance numérique, établie (2021) à l’université du Witwatersrand à Johannesburg. Il s’agit d’un centre d’enseignement, de recherche, de dialogue politique et d’information sur les défis et les opportunités que présente la numérisation dans le secteur public, la société et l’industrie en Afrique.

INFO CONFÉRENCE

Lieu

Centre d’innovation numérique de Tshimologong

41 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Notre conférence se tiendra au Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, un incubateur de l’université Wits situé à Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Tshimologong accueille les événements CTIF et Jamfest depuis de nombreuses années et nous sommes ravis de présenter l’innovation, la résilience et la collaboration africaines à l’occasion de #AfricaFlows !

Tshimologong encourage l’esprit d’entreprise et développe le vivier de compétences pour l’économie numérique en collaborant avec le monde universitaire, les entreprises, les pouvoirs publics et les entrepreneurs. L’accent est mis sur l’acquisition de compétences et la formation en cours d’emploi pour les jeunes chômeurs, tout en accélérant la croissance des entreprises numériques à tous les stades de leur activité et en créant une voie permettant aux étudiants et aux entrepreneurs de présenter publiquement leur travail et d’accéder à des débouchés commerciaux.

Setswana signifiant “nouveau départ”, Tshimologong catalyse la transformation de Braamfontein en une destination technologique de premier plan pour rehausser le profil de l’innovation numérique africaine en inspirant de nouveaux talents et en s’attaquant à l’augmentation du chômage des jeunes. En tant qu’incubateur universitaire, Tshimologong Precinct vise également à commercialiser les recherches des étudiants de l’université de Wits.

Hébergement

Hyatt House Rosbenank

Adresse : 28 Tottenham Avenue, Melrose

Le Hyatt House Rosebank est le principal lieu d’hébergement de la conférence pour les orateurs et les délégués, qui bénéficient d’un tarif spécial. L’hôtel secondaire pour l’hébergement des délégués et des orateurs est le Capital on Bath à Rosebank.

Pour les réservations, veuillez contacter Thunyiswa Mateza Email : Thunyiswa.Mateza@wits.ac.za Mobile : +27835850298

L’hôtel Hyatt House Johannesburg Rosebank accueille les visiteurs à la nuitée ou à long terme dans 80 appartements et suites résidentielles modernes à une, deux ou trois chambres, équipés d’une kitchenette complète, d’espaces de travail réservés, de salles à manger, de chambres spacieuses et de salles de bains élégantes. Chaque unité est également équipée d’un coffre-fort, d’une connexion Wi-Fi gratuite, d’une télévision satellite à écran plat, de matériel de repassage, d’une armoire et d’une salle de bains luxueuse. Profitez du confort et de la commodité de votre maison lorsque vous n’êtes pas chez vous.

Transport

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