Civic Tech in Africa

VOW FM 88.1  |  Series , ±30 min episodes total time 3 hr 02 min  | 
Civic Tech in Africa is a podcast by the Civic Tech Innovation Network in partnership with VowFM. The podcast focuses on the profiling of civic tech initiatives and civic innovators, activists, researchers, social entrepreneurs and others working in the civic tech and other related fields in Africa.

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Understanding the work of Civic Tech in Africa

In this episode CTIN Project Assistant Mmabatho Montse, speaks to Professor Geci Karuri-Sebina, National Coordinator at Civic Tech Innovation Network who will share with us more about the Civic Tech Innovation Network and it’s work. She was invited to be national organiser at CTIN in its first year, 2018, to support its efforts to engage with different actor-groups in SA, including local and national government officials who were relatively unaware of the emerging field of civic tech.

Woman to Woman mentorship in ICT

In this episode I am in conversation host Mmabatho Montse speaks to Tina James. Tina has more than 35 years of consulting experience with a focus on ICTs for Development and Digital Inclusion in Africa – humanitarian assistance, SMEs, education, sustainable livelihoods, policy and strategy development, innovation and environmental management.

Women Leading in Technology

In this episode Mmabatho Montse, Project Assistant at Civic Tech Innovation Network speaks to Zine Nkukwana, the Chief Executive Officer of Lindamahle Management Systems. Lindamahle Management Systems is a 100% woman owned ICT accredited training service provider, which was the first South African black female owned company signed as a partner to Google in the Digital Skills for Africa Programme. Nkukwana is passionate about women and youth development and has devoted her life in doing philanthropic work with these groups.

Social innovation and technology, a global perspective

In this episode we speak to Niousha Roshani. Niousha is a social scientist, serial entrepreneur, researcher and a visionary leader with a global approach and citizenship connecting change-makers in diverse sectors to opportunities around the world. In this conversation we spoke about Social innovation and technology - a global perspective.

Tech for Women and Girls

In this episode I am in conversation with Baratang Miya, who has 18 years experience as a tech entrepreneur, consulting start-ups as a content creator, product designer and visual communicator specializing in user experience and mobile product management. She is the founder of Girlhype Coders, an initiative created with the purpose of teaching young women to code and also mentoring women who are pursuing STEM careers.

Reclaiming African Narratives through storytelling: What’s needed?

This Jamlab Meetup in collaboration with the Civic Tech Innovation Network, aims to reflect upon work that is being done to decolonise African narratives, but also to look forward to resetting Africa onto a new path of solidifying its stories and futures. The session will unpack ways in which journalism, media and civic tech communities can contribute to reshaping African narratives.

6 episodes