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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…

Building Trust in Citizen Generated Data – what we have learnt

Today I attended a meeting organized at the Ford Foundation offices by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. The major part of the conversation was to consider the recommendations…

Kenya’s first sub-national Data Desk is a big deal for us.

We at the Open Institute are very excited as just this week we witnessed the launch of Kenya's first sub-national data desk in Elgeyo Marakwet County (EMC), famously known as…

Submissions on the Data Protection Civil Registration Regulations (2020) in Kenya

The Ministry of ICT issued an invitation to members of the public to comment on the data protection regulations on civil registrations through the press. We submitted our comments, which…

Ending 2019: What we know now

As the year 2019 comes to a close, we are in a reflective state. This year was for us so transitory, that we intentionally deferred our strategic planning for the…

Al Kags Joins GPSDD Technical Advisory Group

We at the Open Institute, are proud to announce that our Founder, Al Kags, has been invited to join the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Global Partnership for Sustainable…

Kenya’s First County Data Desk Launched

Elgeyo Marakwet County is the first devolved unit in Kenya to establish a Data Desk, which is a government function that will collect, compile, analyze and disseminate the county’s data…

Celebrating Peter da Costa

We are very sad to learn of the passing of our friend, Peter da Costa. His death marks a huge loss for the development community globally and for us at…

Gender Dynamics in Mining: Why women don’t go into mines

In this article, we'll be looking into gender dynamics in the mining Sector based on our Extractives scoping study in various counties, we had the opportunity to meet with artisan…

Setting up Data Desks in Counties: Why we care about this.

Since 2013, we have been working together with counties and the World Bank in Kenya to develop systems to be transparent and engage citizens. The Open County Initiative provides a…