Geci Karuri-Sebina

As a published author, She is apart of the SingularityU South Africa faculty with a focus on Urban Futures, including smart cities, networks, urban planning, governance and development, as well as innovation systems.

Geci is an Associate of The South African Cities Network. She previously worked with The National Treasury, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), The Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC), and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Advanced Policy Institute.

She is a Council Member of the South African Council of Planners, a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Witwatersrand School of Governance, and a Research Associate of the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), and the National Research Foundation’s South African Research Chair on Innovation and Development.

Geci is also a founding director of the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project, co-Founder of Foresight For Development, an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow (2009), an Associate Editor for the African Journal for Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, and Africa Regional Editor for the bimonthly Foresight: The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy.

Sample Topics

Future of Cities and Governance

Beyond the pandemic: Global foresight perspectives

Embedding Urban Innovation: Perspectives, Trends and Experiences

Innovation Africa:Emerging Hubs of Excellence

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