Cape Town

Guga S’thebe Arts and Culture Center September 7, 2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Digital Impact Cape Town


Registration details coming soon!



Setting the stage for a conversation to share ideas and experiences, build community, and inspire new research and tools to advance digital civil society.


From Possibilities to Responsibilities

A global look at how social sector organizations can pursue the opportunities of digital data while understanding and addressing the risks, with Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.


Digital Dependencies

An interactive discussion on the varying possibilities created by digital data and infrastructure for working across sectors and the demands that these relationships entail. Moderated by Lucy Bernholz.


Data Collection from Vulnerable Populations

Data about vulnerable populations can shape policies and services that harm those communities when designed or implemented without their participation and expertise. This conversation will examine the challenges and opportunities in using data from vulnerable populations in an inclusive and ethical way in South Africa and beyond.


Inventing Digital Organizations

A curated round of presentations highlighting emerging and innovative organizational forms, collaborations, and governance models enabled by digital data. moderated by Andrew Means.


Considering Bias

A conversation with Andrew Means about the role of bias in data and algorithms, strategies for addressing these biases, and the broader implications for civil society.


Digital Civil Society and the Future of Democracy

Individual and small group synthesis of the opportunities and challenges ahead for democracy and digital civil society. Facilitated by Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.


Closing Reflections

A review of key ideas and insights and commitments to next steps, moderated by Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.