Richard Gevers

Executive Director, Open Cities Lab

Area of Expertise:
Open Data and Civic Technology

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This speaker will be speaking at the following SESSION(S):

Speaker Bio

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.

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