The Civic Tech Innovation Network is bringing the civic tech community together this March. This event is for all people who are interested in how new technologies could enable better services and relationships between government and citizens.
We invite you to come and be a part of this exciting community event! We invite the civic tech community, government and non-governmental organisations including techies, activists, current and potential civic tech users, students and the digital media community to join us at the Civic Tech Innovation Forum taking place on the 18–20 March 2020.
The annual conferences are intended to enable network members to engage face to face, learn about innovations, tools and techniques, share experiences and meet potential collaborators. They present an opportunity to gain an overview of what is going on in the sector in South Africa, Africa and the world. They also provide an opportunity for CTIN to consult with network members to inform the design of future activities.
We have put together an exciting programme, including opening plenaries, exhibitions from African civic tech initiatives, workshops tackling many civic tech related issues and civic tech masterclasses by leading civic tech players. .
Here is why you should register and attend #CTIF2020
We have exciting local and international speakers including
Al Kags Co-founder,the Open Institute
Kags is a founder of the Open Institute, a Pan-African organisation in Kenya that works with governments and civil society organisations to promote Open Government and Citizen Participation.
Audrey Tang, Digital Minister, Taiwan
Tang, a civic hacker and Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Social Entrepreneurship and Open Government, is known for revitalizing global open source communities such as Perl and Haskell.
Alessandra Orofino , Executive director, Nossas
As the co-founder of Nossas, Orofino develops tools and methodologies for activism and participation. She is also the director for Greg News, HBO’s only comedy news show in Brazil.
And many others.
Expect masterclasses from Amandla.mobi on Civic Tech for Activism; public sector innovation by CPSI and data tech skills by Yeidi.
We will also be running several workshops where we try to find the the next big opportunities for civic tech impact. Will it be within policy, legal tech, digital activism, digital smart cities, open government or through digital diplomacy? Play your part and make a contribution during these sessions. See the programme for more details.
And lastly, our World Cafe is back for another year. But this time around, it includes exhibitions throughout #CTIF2020. Exhibitions will be showcasing interesting, innovative digital media and civic tech projects from locations in Africa.
There is something for everyone and you can expect an exciting, conversational and futuristic conference, including the launch of the first ever African Civic Tech Guide.
We look forward to having you at #CTIF2020. REGISTER HERE