Are you an African innovator using technology for good?


African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Programme

The African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) is the accelerant behind hundreds of African female entrepreneurs who have transformed and grown their businesses. It is seeking the next 200 women who are ready to join its cohort for a high-impact applied learning experience.

  • Founders of businesses…


Africa has a growing civic tech community that focuses on issues such as accountability and transparency, data journalism, citizen participation, and public services monitoring.


Our recent virtual world cafe enabled South African city officials and public practitioners to engage face to face with civic tech doers to learn about innovations, tools and techniques, to share experiences, and to meet potential collaborators.

World Cafe presenters


Here is a list of fellowship, grants, funds, competitions and other opportunities that have been made available beginning in September

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The Open Society Initiative call for applications from Eastern Africa pro-democracy organizations

The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) plays an active role in encouraging open, informed dialogue on issues of importance in Eastern Africa. Through a combination of grant-making, advocacy and convening power, OSIEA is able to support and amplify the voices of pro-democracy organizations and individuals in the region…


The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a number of African civic tech initiatives support efforts to help citizens, governments, businesses and communities respond to the global health crisis that’s affecting every part of our lives. Civic tech has enabled government, citizens and companies to track and slow the spread of COVID-19 across different African countries.

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Civic tech during COVID-19 in Africa

Across the continent, civic tech initiatives have been actively using their innovations to respond to the pandemic — showing the potential and shortcomings of technology during a pandemic. Indeed, COVID-19 is an unprecedented…


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.

mural board from the session

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


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

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CDD Call for Fellowship Applications

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is now accepting fellowship applications for 2021–2022. CDD’s fellowship program aims to bring together people working in areas related to democracy and development from across a broad range of disciplines. …


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

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

The Africa Data Science Intensive

The Africa Data Science Intensive (DSI) program is a hands-on skills training data science course based on solving real-world problems.

Melissa Tsungai Zisengwe

Program Project Officer at Civic Tech Innovation Network at Wits Governance School

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