Africa is alive – there is so much more innovation happening there and much of this has a social purpose, several countries like South Africa are thinking about 4th industrial revolution and within this developing civic tech is crucial. The recent African Innovation Summit in Kigali was attended by 3000 people so an innovation eco-system is developing, yet it differs in various parts of the continent.
Visiting Fellow / University of Witwatersrand
Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina is in that stage of life where she’s just doing this and that – whatever feels important and good in a journey of learning and communing. If it had to be defined, Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina is a multi-disciplinary scholar-practitioner currently occupied in several capacities working at the intersection between people, place and technological change, focusing on the global south. She is an Associate with South African Cities Network; an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town’s African Centre for Cities; a Research Fellow at the Wits School of Governance; a global faculty member of Singularity University; and a curator in The Emergence Network. She is involved in action research programmes, academic supervision, teaching on innovation studies, and writing / editorial roles for a few international futures, innovation and planning publications.