Civic Tech Meetup

Geraldine de Bastion, Marie Kreil, Willson Chivhanga, Alfred Andrew Kankuzi, Busayo Morakinyo, Ibijoke Faborode, Charles Muhindo, Lydia Matte, Courteney Mukoyi

How do people use digital communication channels, how do people use different technologies to shape democratic and civic processes and to get involved – by citizens for citizens or also in interaction with governments - Meet Civic Tech representatives from Africa and Europe at re:publica who will share insights from their work.

We live in a time of complex challenges that require ever more innovative solutions. At the same time, we are experiencing increasing social division and polarization on a national but also international level - e.g. on climate and migration issues. That is why we need solutions involving citizens in a democratic and participatory way. CivicTech is about making things better for the benefit of society and actively, so that collective/networked ways of thinking or social lifestyles can be changed in the long term. In this meetup we will bring together CiviTech initiatives from Africa and Europe to discuss how to support and scale each other's efforts.