CIVIC TECH RESEARCH
Civic Tech Innovation Network and South African Cities Network Stakeholder Mapping
The South African Cities Network (SACN) has a partnership with Civic Tech Innovation network (CTIN) to undertake a stakeholder mapping of urban data ecosystem actors and initiatives in the South African metropolitan context through a contracted professional services provider.
Ongoing Research Projects
CTIN is currently conducting research into several themes of civic tech in Africa.
The research will analyse the African Civic Tech Africa Atlas and Case Studies database projects, mining the information CTIN has been collecting to analyse and profile civic tech activities in SA & Africa.
The research entails defining the civic tech space and documenting the evolution of the civic tech movement in Africa, identifying the most effective actors, measuring their impact and success, finding missing gaps within the civic tech ecosystem, and eventually discovering civic tech’s potential within the African context. This research is linked to the research agenda of Wits School of Governance.
Researching and writing a number of case studies on civic technologies in Africa. This would include convening a virtual series of 4 engagements to build and disseminate an aggregation of African case studies on civic tech practices and lessons.
This builds upon initial work based on CTIN’s own outreach and databases, and SACN/CTIN’s COVID-19 civic tech responses survey. The initiative aims to both share and invite case studies. The webinar sessions will be modelled around initial experience creatively designed to attract and engage participation.