Director of SAMPNode
Geci Karuri-Sebina joined South African Cities Network as an Executive Manager in 2011. Previously, she had worked with the National Treasury, and at various 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 Southern African Node of the Millennium Project (a global futures think-tank), and sits on the South African Council for Planners. 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. Her interests broadly include foresight, development and innovation in Africa.