Prof. Geci Karuri- Sebina
Associate Professor at the Wits School of Governance
Prof Geci Karuri-Sebina is an eminent African scholar-practitioner working in the intersection between people, place, time and technological change with a focus on the Global South. Kenyan-born and South Africa-based, Geci is currently an Associate Professor at the Wits School of Governance where she is hosting the Civic Tech Innovation Network and establishing the Tayarisha African Centre of Excellence in Digital Governance. She is also the ICESCO (Islamic World Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Chair on Innovation and Futures in Africa, a founding director of the Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Project, and an Adjunct Professor at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. Geci is widely recognised and published in the fields of development planning, policy, foresight, and innovation, and has served in public good (R&D, government and civic) organisations internationally. Geci holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Sociology (Iowa); Masters degrees in Architecture and in Urban Planning from UCLA (Los Angeles); and a PhD in planning and innovation studies from the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg).