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Adjacent Fields

Although not always explicitly civic tech, these categories are directly adjacent, like tech for other shared, public challenges, or foundational layers that must be present for civic tech to succeed in its goals.

#BlockSidewalk

What has brought us together over the past year and a half is a wide-ranging and ever-increasing list of concerns about the project, not to mention growing frustration with a public engagement process that is unable to address these concerns effectively, given that it is led by and paid for by the company hoping to win “the big contract.”

cat-icon Toronto, ON, Canada

#NãoValeTudo

Civil society campaign to discuss ethical limits in the use of new technologies for electoral purposes.

cat-icon Brazil

#Neveragain colleges

The intersection of the #NeverAgain movement and college admissions.

#VisibileWikiWomen

Centering the knowledges of marginalised communities from around the world. Re-imagining the internet to be for and from us all.

1Password for democracy

Free 1Password accounts for people working on behalf of democracy

7000 Languages

We create free language-learning software for Indigenous communities around the world.

cat-icon 745 Atlantic Ave, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

A2J Author

A2J Author aims to improve access to justice for people who represent themselves. The service hosts simplified legal information and resources created by legal professionals.

cat-icon United States

Access Now

We defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining tech-driven policy, user engagement, and direct technical support, we fight for open and secure communications for all.

cat-icon 4 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10001, USA

Accessibility Checker

A feature in Office 365 that works like Spell Check, but for accessibility.

cat-icon Redmond, WA, USA

AccessMap

AccessMap is an AI-powered online travel planner built on top of OpenSidewalks, which logs the physical features of sidewalk infrastructure, to help people with disabilities plan and navigate any trip

cat-icon Seattle, WA, USA

Advocacy Assembly

Advocacy Assembly is the world's only free online training platform for human rights activists, campaigners and journalists, offering multimedia courses on data visualisation, data gathering and analysis, human rights documentation, journalism and media skills.

Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid

The prize will be allocated in separate awards of €1 million each in 5 distinct thematic areas: shelter and related assistance, water, sanitation and hygiene, energy, health and medical care, other forms of humanitarian aid (open category).

cat-icon European Commission, Rue Philippe Le Bon, Brussels, Belgium

AIME

Our platform provides its users with the exact geo location and date of the next dengue outbreak, 3 months in advance - quickly and intuitively.

cat-icon Moffett Field, Clark Road, Mountain View, California, USA

Aira

Aira connects people who are blind or low vision to a trained professional agent who is dedicated to further enhancing their everyday experience – completely hands-free assistance at the touch of a button.

Amicable

Amicable is a divorce app which helps couples close an amicable agreement. The chatbot, Alex, provides instant andreal time support to users.

cat-icon United Kingdom

Amnesty Decoders

Join a global network of digital volunteers helping us research and expose human rights violations.

Anatomy of an AI System

An anatomical case study of the Amazon echo as a artificial intelligence system made of human labor

Arizona Eviction Help

Arizona Eviction Help makes it easier for tenants to learn about eviction hearings, identify potential defenses to useand create court documents to use.

cat-icon Arizona, USA

Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response

Wish you had a better way to make sense of Twitter during disasters than this? Type in a keyword like #ChileEarthquake in Twitter's search box above and you'll see more tweets than you can possibly read in a day let alone keep up with for more than a few minutes. Wish there way were an easy, free and open…

Attorned

Attorned is a platform that links clients to lawyers through a bidding system. It increases access to justice by presenting a large pool of lawyers from multiple sectors.

cat-icon Canada

AuroraSaurus

First real-time map of auroral visibility based on user contributions and crowd sourcing.

cat-icon New Mexico, USA

Automating NYC

We want to empower New Yorkers to advocate for ADSs that work to undo unjust systems instead of encoding inequality.

cat-icon New York City

Baobab.law

Baobab.law attempts to remove barriers to legal assistance by providing DIY legal solutions in the form of videotutorials. Videos are recorded with professional lawyers, and are available in multiple languages.

cat-icon South Africa

Barefoot Law

Barefoot Law offers free legal information and assistance to people through social media, SMS, Skype calls, andcommunity engagement.

cat-icon Uganda

Be My Eyes

Bringing sight to blind and low-vision people

Beautiful Trouble

Beautiful Trouble exists to make nonviolent revolution irresistible by providing an ever-growing suite of strategic tools and trainings that inspire movements for a more just, healthy, and equitable world.

cat-icon Berkeley, California, USA

Big Data from the South

The Big Data from the South Initiative is a space for theoretical and empirical exchange on the challenges of datafication and massive data collection as they unfold in the plurality of South(s) inhabiting our increasingly complex world.

Bite the Ballot

Bite The Ballot is an international social enterprise that specialises in civic and community engagement. Our charity has grown from an idea in a classroom to coordinating world-record breaking campaigns, changing laws and rebranding politics among young and socially-excluded communities.

cat-icon United Kingdom

Blockchange

An initiative to examine whether and how blockchain technologies can be used for social change.

cat-icon 2 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Blokable

We partner with market rate and not for profit land developers and service providers to make housing happen. Building at lower cost, higher quality, and in less time, we create real estate equity.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Government Innovation program

APPLYING THE BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES APPROACH TO DRIVE INNOVATION IN CITIES

cat-icon Bloomberg Philanthropies, 25 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075, USA

BRCK

Access the internet simply and reliably where you are. BRCK is a rugged, self powered, cloud enabled wifi hotspot router with built in fail-overs.

BuiltWorlds

BuiltWorlds is the premier research-driven network operating at the intersection of the built industry and technological innovation

cat-icon Chicago, Illinois, USA

Burocratas YouTube channel

Somos una herramienta de información que busca que los ciudadanos tengan una visión clara y completa de la gestión de los funcionarios públicos en Colombia.

cat-icon Bogota, Colombia

C-App

C-App provides guidance, support, and advice for most parts of the application process for Employment and Support Allowance and Personal Independent payment benefits, respectively.

cat-icon United Kingdom

Calyx Institute

The Calyx Institute's mission is to educate the public about privacy in digital communications and to develop and test building blocks that service providers can use to build "privacy by design" into their service offerings.

Center for Civic Education

The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.

Center for Digital Resilience

Building resilient systems to keep civil society safe online

Center for Humane Technology

The Center for Humane Technology is a world-class team of former tech insiders and CEOs who are advancing thoughtful solutions to change the culture, business incentives, design techniques, and organizational structures driving how technology hijacks our brains.

Centro de Relevo

Inclusion for allowing citizens with hearing impairment to interact with public services and institutions.

cat-icon Cra. 8a, Bogotá, Colombia

Centro Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sobre Internet

Centro de Investigaciones y actividades academicas en torno a entornos digitales

cat-icon Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela

CharityBase

At the heart of CharityBase is the most comprehensive source of public data on charities in the UK.

cat-icon Newspeak House, Bethnal Green Road, London, UK

Círculo

Círculo es una forma segura de compartir tu ubicación y estado con un grupo de amigos cercanos, familiares o colegas. Te ayuda a crear una red sólida de apoyo entre 6 personas

Cities Coalition for Digital Rights

We, the undersigned cities, formally come together to form the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, to protect and uphold human rights on the internet at the local and global level.

Citizen Lab Summer Institute

The Citizen Lab Summer Institute (CLSI) provides a unique opportunity to meet a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, and advocates and develop new and exciting research that addresses pressing questions for the Internet.

cat-icon Toronto, ON, Canada

Civic Data Privacy Leaders Network

A collaborative that will provide an active, authoritative resource for municipal leaders to navigate emerging privacy issues, share practical guidance, and promote fair and transparent data practices

cat-icon MetroLab Network, 777 6th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001, USA

CiviCERT

The main goal of CiviCERT is to improve the incident response capabilities of NGOs, journalists and involved citizens all around the world.

Civil Resolution Tribunal

The Civil Resolution is an application for online dispute resolution. It helps resolve small claims and strata property disputes.

cat-icon British Columbia, Canada

Civil Servant

We support citizen behavioral science for a fairer, safer, more understanding internet.

cat-icon Cornell University

Civis

Civis is a platform that enables citizens to understand and share feedback with the government on laws and policy decisions.

cat-icon India

CivLab

CivLab is a suite of complementary projects and design-thinking that revolve around the concepts of citizenship, civics, and engagement.

cat-icon Lehigh University, Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA, USA

ClickLaw

ClickLaw provides legal information and a map of legal support services in British Columbia.

cat-icon British Columbia, Canada

Code & Response (film)

A film about civic hackers and digital humanitarians responding to crises

Code and Response challenge

IBM-sponsored challenge for creating and deploying open source technologies to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges

Code for Australia Foresight

Foresight is a platform that layers complex datasets into one single source of truth.

cat-icon Victoria, Australia

Code for Australia Online Pleas

Over 60 percent of people that go to court for a minor offence are planning to and plead guilty. The tool enables guilty pleas to be lodged online prior to the scheduled court date for non-complex minor offences.

cat-icon Victoria, Australia

Code for Australia ORBIT

Helping staff and volunteers make accurate referrals across the legal assistance sector in Victoria.

cat-icon Victoria, Australia

Code for Australia School Finder

School Finder is an online tool for parents or guardians to find the right school for their kids.

cat-icon New South Wales, Australia

Code for Nerima

The Code for Japan Brigade based in Nerima-ku, Tokyo

cat-icon Nerima City, Tokyo, Japan

Colnodo

Digital security training and resources in Colombia

cat-icon Colnodo, Diagonal 40a, Bogota, Colombia

Community Lab at Open Tech Fund

The Community Lab provides services that empower the community to become stronger and vibrant by focusing on cultivating deeper trust relationships, improving knowledge share and collaboration, and supporting and diversifying the next generation of leaders.

cat-icon 2025 M Street Northwest, Downtown, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Confident Commuter

Confident Commuter helps people deal with ticket inspectors and fines. The user follows a guided process ofquestions and answers to find a solution for their case.

cat-icon Australia

Constitute Project

Constitute offers access to the world’s constitutions so that users can systematically compare them across a broad set of topics — using an inviting, clean interface.

cat-icon Texas, USA

Coops.tech

Creative technology companies, fully owned and controlled by the people who do the work.

Copernicus

The European Union Earth Observation Programme

Crisis Commons

CrisisCommons seeks to advance and support the use of open data and volunteer technology communities to catalyze innovation in crisis management and global development. CrisisCommons is a global community of volunteers from technology, crisis response organizations, government agencies, and citizens that are working together to build and use technology tools to help respond to disasters…

Crypto Harlem

Free public workshops on privacy, anti-surveillance, and digital security for the people of Harlem NYC

cat-icon Harlem, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

CryptoHarlem

CryptoHarlem is a Digital Surveillance Clinic that has been meeting on a monthly basis since 2013 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. It is always open to the public and completely free of charge.

cat-icon Harlem, NY

Darcy

Darcy will allow everyone to run their own federated social media instance – without having to worry about technology, moderation or legal compliance, because Darcy will take care of that for you – if you want!

Data & Society

Data & Society is a research institute focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development.

cat-icon Data & Society Research Institute, West 20th Street, New York, NY, USA

Data Harm Record

The aim of this document is to provide a running record of ‘data harms’, harms that have been caused by uses of big data. The goal is to document and learn from where things have gone wrong.

Data Justice Lab

The Data Justice Lab examines the intricate relationship between datafication and social justice, highlighting the politics and impacts of data-driven processes and big data

cat-icon Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Data Lanterns

illuminating local water quality through data performances for collective action

cat-icon 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Data Murals

After finding a strong lack of artistic examples of data presentation, we decided to make some Data Murals of our own!  

Data Privacy Day

An international effort to empower individuals and business to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.

Data Scores as Governance

"the first comprehensive analysis of data-driven citizen scoring in the public sector in the UK"

Data Transparency Lab

The main purpose of DTL is to support the development of software on data transparency & privacy

Data Zetu Intiaitive

Data Zetu (“Our Data” in Swahili) aims to empower communities to make better, more evidence-based decisions to improve their lives.

cat-icon Tanzania

DATAJUSTICE project

This project explores the meaning of social justice in an age of datafication