04 April 2013
Dr Wangeci Karuri-Sebina
Geci Karuri-Sebina joined South African Cities Network as the Executive Manager: Programmes in 2011. She holds Masters degrees in Urban Planning and in Architecture & Urban Design, both from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and she is currently a doctoral candidate in planning and innovation studies at Wits University. Previously, Geci was a Specialist at the National Treasury’s Neighbourhood Development Programme. She has worked with numerous knowledge organisations including the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), and the Advanced Policy Institute in Los Angeles in development policy and planning, with a focus on the built environment. Geci is also a director of the South African Node of the Millennium Project (a global futures think-tank), an associate of the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, and recently appointed to sit on the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN). Among numerous other interests and associations, she also edits and occasionally contributes to several international academic journals and publications on various topics including foresight, development and innovation. Geci lives in Johannesburg.