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:

Action Lab #1: taking ideas forward

Following this Surgery, we convened an Action Lab (aka working group) of 6 individuals, who worked together to commission a paid 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?

Find out more about what Action Lab #1 commissioned over on the Lab’s web page.