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Training of the Open County Initiative to Elgeyo Marakwet County sector data champions

In the last post on this series, we were commencing activities in Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo counties. We defined the Open County (OC) Initiative and argued that it provides a…

Help Us Map our City

Imagine this. Imagine for a moment, if our public and private spaces were made more accessible with ramps, level flooring where needed, safe stairwells with railings, decluttered corridors with enough…

Period Zero: A necessity for successful programmes and where we are now

A few years ago, at the Africa Open Data Conference, I spoke about the value of "Period Zero" in the planning and development of programmes. I was talking about the…

Period Zero: A necessity for successful programmes and where we are now

A few years ago, at the Africa Open Data Conference, I spoke about the value of "Period Zero" in the planning and development of programmes. I was talking about the…

Period Zero: A necessity for successful programmes and where we are now

A few years ago, at the Africa Open Data Conference, I spoke about the value of "Period Zero" in the planning and development of programmes. I was talking about the…
Ability: We are Back

Ability: We are Back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZF0_HOuH78 We are excited to be back after a long silence since we started the Ability Project in 2018. As you will recall, last year, we worked with volunteers to…

Finding ways for the invisible to become visible

Integrating the Open County Initiative with Participatory Budgeting – a kickstart for Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet Counties.

Since the implementation of devolution through the 47 county governments commencing 2013, different counties have developed and implemented different models of public participation in the quest to enhance accountability and…
Our Website Reloaded (Again)

Our Website Reloaded (Again)

Today, we relaunch (again!) our new website. This would be the fourth iteration of our website since we started out in September 2012. What's more, is that it is the…
Inviting Female Developers to Apply

Inviting Female Developers to Apply