Civic Technology

Total 11 Posts

Technology is not the answer to all problems

There appears to be a continued desire to throw in technology to address what are often complex, systemic problems or misdiagnosed problems. People continue to behave as if technology is a magical fix.

Impact of digital technologies on the civic space

As the recent Uganda elections example affirms, digital technologies are not going anywhere, and unless we act now, they will continue to be used by repressive governments and other actors to not only maintain the status quo but also erode the gains being made by people to challenge this.

GovChat introduces a virtual wallet for their civic technology platform

South African civic technology platform, GovChat, has launched a virtual wallet which will enable citizens to donate money to their chosen causes with ease and no fees.

Afrikan countries need to rethink e-government platforms

Afrikan countries' adoption of e-government platforms hasn't served the majority of their citizens.

The West's unconscious bias against tech inΒ Afrika

The West has an unconscious bias against technology in Afrika.

South African civic technology platform expands to Ghana

South African civic technology platform, GovChat, will officially be launched in Ghana in partnership with the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan during December 2018.

How WhatsApp empowers women in Nigeria

With technology, Nigerian women are able to become agents of their own change.