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Announcing The Decent Work Initiative

SDG 8 aims to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.Sustainable Development Goals Martin Wairegi is a vibrant young man, who…

Adapt or die: When rivers change course

Choluteca Bridge, Honduras In August 2020, a story went viral about the Choluteca bridge in Honduras. Legend has it that the very well constructed bridge was built in a contract…

Announcing Nuru, a community monitoring tool during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are excited to announce Nuru (Kiswahili for light), a tool that is designed to empower citizen community monitoring to crowdsource observations about how they are coping in the exceptionally…

Moving Together: Managing Urban Mobility During Covid-19

On 5th May 2020, the Open Institute supported The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Health Organisation (WHO) along with SLoCaT Partnership,…

COVID19 and its Impact on Access to Education

(Image from Standard Digital) During the early days of the  Coronavirus disease outbreak, the Government of Kenya announced that all primary and secondary schools were to be closed and learners…

#RestoreDataRights: Data use in the COVID-19 response must be transparent, inclusive and accountable

The declaration of the COVID-19 virus as a public health emergency of international concern on the 30th January 2020 by the World Health Organisation will be recorded in history as…

Impact of COVID-19 on Kenyans With Disabilities

On 16th April 2020, the Open Institute through the Ability Programme hosted an online Persons with Disabilities Brainstorm meeting to share and understand the key challenges relating to PWDs and…

Announcing Shiriki, an open marketplace for ideas, innovations & initiatives fighting COVID-19

As part of our efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce the Shiriki initiative. Shiriki (Kiswahili for Partnership) is a platform that is designed to…

Restoring Data Rights Post-COVID-19 Crisis – Virtual Meeting

We are excited to have partnered with Data Ready to convene a virtual meeting to plan engagements with governments around the world regarding how data rights will be safeguarded when…

CensusKe: a new platform for exploring Kenya’s 2019 Census Data

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUybBNIWkmI The Open Institute's Founder, Al Kags, announcing the release of the new Census data platform We are excited to release Census.ke, a new platform for all of the census…