Dear South Africa (DearSA) is a non-profit organisation that facilitates public participation to help shape legislative policy at a municipal, provincial and national level
Trial Monitoring of Corruption Cases is an international award-winning civic tech initiative advocating courtroom openness, data transparency and judicial accountability. The initiative tracks and evaluates corruption cases
This session invited those in the African civic tech space to share their regional perspectives and experiences and explore key trends, challenges and opportunities.
This session showcased open source tools created by civic tech organisations in Africa. The session drew on both insights of and experiences gained while working on civic tech solutions in this context.
The African Union Civic Tech Fund is a pan-African initiative designed to contribute to achieving ambitious goals contained in the policies of the African Union (Agenda 2063 and Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa, 2020-2030)
“Civic Tech in Africa has the potential to consolidate our democracies, promote quality governance, bridge digital divides, and change citizens’ behaviours. It has the ambitious prospect of supporting growth in all facets of African lives and economies”economies”. – Abbas Inuwa, TransparencIT
Technology cannot solve these problems alone, but it can help the government in becoming more resilient, efficient, and cost minimising. Digital solutions can assist with scaling government services and citizen’s input on how to prioritise spending which can lead to effective collaboration.
In this episode, we talk about an initiative aimed at boosting civic participation in issues of democratic governance on the African continent. Justin Arenstein spoke to us about the recently launched Charter Project Africa initiative. We talk about how the Civic Tech landscape in Africa and some initiatives doing great work on the continent.
Tracka is a platform designed by BudgIT to enable citizens to follow up on budgetary capital expenditure and constituency projects in their respective communities to enhance service