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08
DEC
2021

Access to Justice Through Tech | Courteney Mukoyi

In this episode, we land in Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 to talk to Courtney Mukoyi. Courtney is an award-winning lawyer and innovator who founded Courtlex: a tech company that works to bring convenience in the legal space through tech solutions. Courtlex uses easy-to-use tech to ensure convenient and cheaper access to justice.
08
DEC
2021
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Trailer: Access to Justice Through Tech | Courteney Mukoyi

In this episode, we land in Zimbabwe to talk to Courtney Mukoyi. Courtney is an award-winning lawyer and innovator who founded Courtlex: a tech company that works to bring convenience in the legal space through tech solutions. Courtlex uses easy-to-use tech to ensure convenient and cheaper access to justice.
24
NOV
2021

Good Citizenship in the digital era | Qowiyou Fassassi

Qowiyou Fassasi from the VOA in Benin 🇧🇯 talks to Nathi Mcetywa about Bon Citoyen, an application they developed as a way to promote good citizenry in Benin.

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11
NOV
2021

Bridging the digital divide in Mozambique through the community tablet | Dayn Amade

Dayn Amade is founder of the Community Tablet and speaks to Nathi Mcetywa about this initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide between rural and urban communities in Mozambique.

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27
OCT
2021

Tech placing law into people’s hands | Grace Gichanga

Grace Gichanga is a social innovator and lawyer who founded Luma Law, a platform that provides affordable access to practical, relevant, and user-friendly legal information.

Grace talks to Nathi about founding the Luma Law platform and her journey of social entrepreneurship during the Covid-19 pandemic. She also speaks about the importance of understanding your 'Why' when running a tech social enterprise.

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08
OCT
2021

Impactful activism and a quick CTIF recap | Sihle Gcilitshana

Sihle Gcilitshana is an activist and social justice warrior from South Africa. She is the current Programme Coordinator at the Civic Tech Innovation Network.

In this episode she talks to us about her journey as an activist working with policymakers in South Africa. She also shares some of her highlights from the recent Civic Tech Innovation Forum. Plus some advice for social entrepreneurs and innovators on the African continent.

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24
SEP
2021

Keeping the police accountable with digital anti-corruption tools featuring Corruption Watch | Kavisha Pillay

Corruption Watch (CW), in response to the many whistle-blower complaints it has received on police corruption and inspired by its engagements with communities experiencing police violence and abuse, launched an interactive open data tool – Veza (a colloquial term for ‘reveal’ or ‘expose’). The first of its kind in South Africa, Veza improves transparency in policing in the country and places the power to hold the South African Police Service (SAPS) accountable in the hands of the public.

In this episode, we are joined by Kavisha Pillay, who is a social justice activist who is the Head of Stakeholder Relations and Campaigns at Corruption Watch. She joins Nathi Mcetywa and Jimmy Maliseni from Alliance for Community Action (ACA) to talk about the anti-corruption tool, the Veza tool.

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Veza Tool Civic Tech Innovation Network
08
SEP
2021

Giving youth a voice in the corridors of power | Munyaradzi Dodo

In this cross-over between the Civic Tech in Africa podcast and the Talking Tech for Good podcast, we are joined by co-host Jason Bygate and guest Munyaradzi Dodo to talk about how young people can get their voices in the corridors of power.

Munyaradzi shares the journey he and his team took to establish Open Parly ZW, and the influence their establishment of Open Parly had on other young people in other countries outside of Zimbabwe.

He talks to us about the challenges and opportunities that come with upscaling an initiative such as the Open Parly initiative and also delves into why #DIYAfrica is such an important concept for young people in Africa.

Thank you to Jason Bygate, Luvuyo Maseko, and Grant McPherson for helping make this crossover episode happen. To find out more about ‘Talking Tech for Good podcast visit https://techtalk.org.za/.

Don’t forget to join the Civic Tech Initiative and the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the ‘African #DIY civic tech approaches’ session on the 15th September 2021, at 15:00 (CAT).

This year, the Civic Tech Innovation Forum and Jamfest conferences invite African civic tech innovators, media innovators, and stakeholders to connect around the ways in which digital innovators, innovations, initiatives, and their support structures are playing out across our continent in the spaces of journalism, media, civic activism, and public services, particularly in this pandemic era. The theme of the governance is DIYAfrica and will focus on how we can co-create meaning, identity, and solutions in and for Africa.

The conference will be hosted on Whova, an event hosting application. Download Whova to join this week-long conference.

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Civic Tech Innovation Network Open Parly ZW Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
27
AUG
2021

CTIF21: Co-creating meaning, identity and solutions in and around Africa | Geci Karuri-Sebina

It’s a new season. The Civic Tech in Africa podcast takes on a different format and we welcome Nathi Mcetywa as the new host.
We kickstart this new season with Melissa Zisengwe (Programme Officer at CTIN) as co-host and Geci Karuri-Sebina (National Organiser of CTIN) as the first guest of the new season.

Geci Karuri-Sebina joins us to introduce to us her various curiosities and also uses the opportunity to introduce the Civic Tech Innovation Forum 2021 (CTIF21), which will take place on 13-17 September 2021.

This year, the Civic Tech Innovation Forum and Jamfest conferences invite African civic tech innovators, media innovators and stakeholders to connect around the ways in which digital innovators, innovations, initiatives and their support structures are playing out across our continent in the spaces of journalism, media, civic activism and public services, particularly in this pandemic era. The theme of the governance is DIYAfrica and will focus on how we can co-create meaning, identity and solutions in and for Africa.

The conference will be hosted on Whova, an event hosting application. Download Whova to join this week-long conference.

Get in touch:
Visit https://civictech.africa/
Follow @CivicTechAfrica on Twitter
Follow Civic Tech Innovation Network on Facebook
Follow Civic Tech Innovation Network on LinkedIn
Share your civic tech initiative with us
05
JUL
2021

Jamlab Meetup: Financing and monetising your civic tech platform or media start-up in Africa

Financing a new venture can be a daunting task, especially if you have no to minimal experience in soliciting funding.
And with the pandemic having interrupted many industries, many small organisations are to rethink how to remain sustainable in these uncertain times.
In this fourth Jamlab Meet-up, in collaboration with the Civic Tech Innovation Network we ask the questions: Who are the funders? and Where does one begin looking for funding?
During this conversation, we discuss funding strategies for civic tech and media innovation, and how organisations seeking funding or support from contemporary funders can better their position and prepare themselves.
We also learn about interesting models and approaches on how innovators can fund and sustain their ideas or platforms.
17
JUN
2021

Jamlab Meet- up: African Elections, African Voice, Roles for Journalism and Civic Tech Communities

This #JamlabMeetup conversation focuses on what the implications might be for the roles of the media and various civic tech actors who are typically involved with trying to strengthen citizen engagement, increase transparency, accountability and democratic governance.
Panelists share strategies that can be implemented to help journalists and civic activists to prepare and improve on ways of empowering communities, and the diversity of voices within the public space through digital media and other social innovations.

Events Speakers:
Kathy Magrobi, founder of Quote This Woman+ in South Africa
Ivan Louis Pinno, co-founder of Digital Woman Uganda
Dr Caroline Khene, senior lecturer at De Monfort University in the United Kingdom
Daniel Odongo, director of implementation at Ushahidi
04
JUN
2021

User-Centred Civic Technology with OpenUp | JD Bothma and Adrian Kearns

In this episode, we speak to JD Bothma and Adrian Kearns about OpenUp’s approach in implementing civic tech projects and reflect on some challenges they have faced in implementing civic tech projects in rural South Africa. They also talk about the importance of implementing user-centred civic tech projects when attempting to resolve people’s real-life challenges.

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