Civic Tech Surgery #1

Topic: Public-private collaborations – how can civic tech work effectively with public and private institutions?

Date: 28 October 2021

At this 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.

Here are resources from the Surgery:

  • Minutes
  • The Padlet Board where attendees shared their thoughts on the discussions, before, during and after the Surgery
  • The full recording of the Surgery:

Apply to join the Action Lab to take ideas forward

We’re convening an Action Lab (aka working group) of up to 6 individuals, who will work together to commission a piece of work that will be useful to tackle the issues raised in the above Civic Tech Surgery, to answer this question: What would help the global civic tech community to work more effectively with public and private institutions?

You can apply to join the group by filling in this form by the end of 24 November 2021, and find out more about the Action Lab’s mandate here.