Action Labs

Part of the TICTeC Labs programme, TICTeC Action Labs are collaborative and action-oriented working groups that aim to take forward ideas generated in TICTeC Civic Tech Surgeries to support initiatives that address common challenges for the global civic tech sector.

Each Action Lab is organised around a certain theme, identified as a key challenge for the civic tech sector.

Up to 6 individuals will be convened to lead each Action Lab, and will discuss and decide what would be most useful to produce in order to help the global civic tech community address challenges. Grants will then be available to those who apply to actually produce the work identified by the Action Lab.

Below you’ll find more details and about how to apply to join Actions Labs.

#1. What would help the global civic tech community to work more effectively with public and private institutions?

At the first Civic Tech Surgery, the challenges of public-private civic tech projects, as well as possible solutions to tackle them, were discussed by Aline Muylaert of CitizenLab; Amanda Clarke, of Carleton University; Gabriella Razzano of OpenUp in South Africa and Ebtihaj Khan from Code for Pakistan, as well as Surgery attendees.

Applications are now open to join the Action Lab that will decide how to take ideas raised at the Surgery forward.