Dr Geci Karuri-Sebina

The Future of Cities & Governance

Geci Karuri-Sebina is part of the Singularity University South Africa faculty with a focus on Future of Cities and Governance. She has been Executive Manager at The South African Cities Network since 2011. 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. Geci holds Master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Architecture from UCLA and a PhD from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. In 2016, she published the book Innovation Africa: Emerging Hubs of Excellence.

Geci is a Council Member on 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.

She is also a founding director of the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project, co-Founder of ForesightForDevelopment.org, 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.

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SingularityU South Africa aims to build an empowered network of globally connected changemakers across Africa, who are able to innovate and implement solutions that will solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. SingularityU South Africa runs custom education, innovation and impact programmes that help others leverage rapidly accelerating technologies in innovative ways to unlock solutions that can positively impact millions of lives. We want to #futureproofAfrica into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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