1:30 pm—1:50 pm · June 12, 2024
Mary Ward Hall / Livestreamed
After Egypt's 2011 revolution, many civic tech initiatives emerged in line with the revolution's demands for freedom and justice. The article Mennatullah will present will explore four of these — Harassmap, Zabatak, Kahrabtak and Morsi Meter — to understand the conditions needed for civic tech initiatives to continue after an initial burst of post-revolution growth.

This paper utilizes the institutional theory to investigate the role that institutional environments play in civic tech post revolutions and crisis which encourage innovators and citizens to create and participate in these initiatives. To achieve this, in-depth interviews and media analysis were used. This article contributes to the wider literature focused on the success/failure of civic tech initiatives.