A dialogue on lessons learned using technology in communities of practice
By Luyanda Majija
The Civic Tech Innovation Network (CTIN) relies, in part, on using digital technologies like email, web and social media to communicate and to grow our community. Geci Karuri-Sebina, who is the national organiser of the CTIN and also a former senior manager at the SA Cities Network and Deborah Byrne, an experienced organiser who recently organised the Making All Voices Count community of practice in South Africa have many years of experience between them in convening communities of practice. At the recent Civic Tech Innovation Forum they shared their experiences of community building — online and offline.