Growing and sustaining civic tech initiatives is an arduous task that presents multiple challenges. Financing and funding civic technology activities take up a significant portion of most organisations’ worry hours. Often, when there are shortages of funds, this is viewed as an organisational failure. But instead of looking at funding and financing as a reflection of innate value, it should rather be viewed as one of the tools that allow us to reach our social impact. It is a strategic tool that should be considered alongside all of an organisation’s other strategies as well.
Based on research undertaken at the end of 2022, we will help you:
- Get a birds eye view of African civic tech
- Understand key risks and opportunities for funding types
- Get tips on accessing funding that works for your organisation
Also read Financial sustainability lessons from Latin American civic tech organisations and Shifting our relationship with technology, in conversation with Afua Bruce