Our latest activities, upcoming activities, opportunities and resources Newsletter

CTIN latest activity: Increasing awareness on the use of civic tech to digitalise local government

We recently shared our insights on interesting initiatives that aim to link people to governance processes in inclusive ways and to share our experiences and insights on digitizing governance processes.

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Project Profile: Asivikelane, the campaign improving basic services in informal settlements

Asivikelane has one goal, to mobilize settlement residents to monitor failures in delivery of critical hygiene services and report the problems.

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Share your civic tech case study with our community

The Civic Tech Innovation Network is welcoming any case studies that focus on civic tech-related topics. The case studies submitted here will be published and shared as widely as we can. To share your work with us all you have to do is fill out of this form. We are open to case studies from South Africa and other players in Africa in the civic tech industry.

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Apply for these opportunities in July

Here is a shortlist of fellowships, grants, funds and other opportunities available for social innovation, NGOs, start-ups and more.

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Resource: The Definitive Guide to Starting and Scaling a Tech Nonprofit

Fast Forward has helped 50 tech nonprofits scale through our Accelerator, so we know what works. Now, you will too. The Tech Nonprofit Playbook distills best-in-class advice from the leaders whose work has transformed the social impact space. We wrote this guide with you in mind — the world needs you now more than ever.

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Closed Virtual World Cafe:

In partnership with the South African Council for City Data (SACCD) we will be hosting a closed online World Cafe to showcase South Africa’s civic tech innovation capacities.

This webinar is intended to enable South African city officials and public practitioners to engage face to face with civic tech doers and enablers/connecters, to learn about innovations, tools and techniques, to share experiences, and to meet potential collaborators.


Black Communities Respond to COVID-19 Webinar Series

In May we assisted the Global Black Youth initiative convene and find suitable speakers for their webinar series. The webinars brought together bright minds in Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship to highlight, share and discuss insights, ideas and possible solutions in response to COVID-19 from the African continent and the African Diaspora.

Watch the webinars here

SACCD Webinar: Learning from COVD-19

Also in May, we spoke at the SAACD Webinar on how have cities used data and analytics to respond in a time of crisis? This was a knowledge sharing session.

Read our write-up here

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