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08
SEP

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.

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
27
AUG

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

Jamlab Mee-tup: 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

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

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.
28
MAY

Open data and pipes of water | Richard Gevers

In this episode, Mmabatho Montse is in conversation with Richard Gevers. Richard is the founder of Open Cities Lab, a civic technology lab with a focus on the development of open data for application to urban challenges operating within cities in Africa. Richard is also one of the founding Reference Group members for the Civic Tech Innovation Network.
26
MAY

Reclaiming African Narratives through storytelling: making it happen

This Jamlab Meetup reflected upon work being done to decolonise African narratives, while also looking 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.
14
MAY

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.
30
APR

Tech for Women and Girls | Baratang Miya

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.
23
APR

Social innovation and technology, a global perspective | Niousha Roshani

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.
16
APR

Women Leading in Technology | Zine Nkukwana,

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.
12
APR

Woman to Woman mentorship in ICT | Tina James

In this episode, 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.

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