All full partners will be requested to facilitate the operations and activities of the Centre through direct financial and indirect in-kind contribution. These fees are required for the day to day running of the Centre and contribute to the affiliation fee with the C4IR Network. In return, full partners will benefit from early access to rules and guidelines for the application technology globally.
Full partners will serve in one of the governance committees. They can second employees to the C4IR South Africa and through us to the C4IR Network headquarters. Through us, full partners have access and can contribute to WEF Strategic Intelligence and have access to some WEF events and networking platforms. Full partners have the option to actively participate in the co-development of technology governance frameworks or policies and will have access to the results of projects prior to public dissemination.
The strength of the C4IR South Africa lies in multi-stakeholder-driven co-development of frameworks and policies. Participants in policy and framework development and piloting will be drawn from a broad spectrum, including government, the private sector and civil society participants with a vested interest in the ethical, sustainable and responsible implementation of technologies that have both economic and societal benefit for the country, region and ultimately the continent.
The C4IR South Africa is open to partners and projects from science councils, civil society, public and private sectors. Partners must agree to share resources that support the Centre’s operations, including knowhow, brand and funding.