Geci Karuri-Sebina

South Africa

Geci is a Johannesburg-based scholar-practitioner who mainly works on urban planning and governance issues. She is currently an associate of South African Cities Network, visiting research fellow with the Wits School of Governance, and national organiser of the Civic Tech Innovation Network in South Africa. Geci’s experience and interests span a range of development foresight, policy, innovation and practice topics, particularly relating to the intersection between people, place and technological change, focusing on the global south. She has two decades’ experience working and publishing in these fields. Her recent publications include the book Innovation Africa: Emerging Hubs of Excellence (2016) and a Foresight journal special issue on Urban Futures.

Geci previously worked with South Africa’s National Treasury Neighbourhood Development Partnership Grant programme, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Human Sciences Research Council, and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Advanced Policy Institute. She holds masters’ degrees in urban planning and architecture from UCLA, and a PhD from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.


Race Beyond Borders

The Future of BlacknessThe Future of Blackness

Nigel Richard, host of season 3 of Race Beyond Borders, talks with Black futurists Geci Karuri-Sebina and Rasheedah Phillips about the practice of futures thinking.

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