Invitation: Wits Tayarisha Lunch Box Series
Speaker: Kgopotso Ditshego Magoro
Title: Building Resilient Digital Communities: The Role of Digital Governance
Date: Thursday, 4 August 2022
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Overview: Given the challenges around digital colonisation, citizens need to be active participants in the digital transformation ecosystem. Kgopotso’s research suggests that communities must be at the centre of digital transformation. This implies that they need to own infrastructure and create digital solutions that are capable of responding to their local needs, informed by their cultural framework/s.
Convenor: Wits Tayarisha: The African Centre of Excellence for Digital Governance: https://www.wits.ac.za/tayarisha, @tayarishafrica
This is a hybrid event that can be attended either in-person or online.
RSVP: to Zibusiso.Manzini-Moyo@wits.ac.za
In-person attendance: Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, North Lodge, Wits Management Campus, 2 St Davids Place, Parktown, Johannesburg
Online attendance: Go to https://bit.ly/TayarishaLunchBoxSeriesOnline
Kgopotso Ditshego Magoro is a Wits LINK Centre PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Digital Knowledge Economy Studies programme. Magoro's doctoral research focuses on cultural knowledge systems, practices and processes of rural communities as the foundation for culturally embedded digital transformation. Magoro applies the philosophy of Mandhwane (learning by doing) in her action research as an alternative approach to community-based digital transformation. Her research into Digital Mandhwane has led to the establishment of a Community Computer Solar Lab and Mamaila Community Network, a WiFi project implemented in partnership with the Mamaila Tribal Authority and the Zuri Foundation, South Africa. Magoro works as the Learning and Innovation Manager at the South African National Treasury in Pretoria, and holds a Wits Master of Management degree in the field of ICT Policy and Regulation (MM ICTPR).