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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

New Job Alert – Maarifa Data Fellow

Terms of Reference: CoG Maarifa Platform Fellow Description: Kenya's Council of Governors (CoG) is a non-partisan organization composed of the Governors of the nation’s forty-seven counties. The council strives to…

Open Institute Jobs – Programme Officer

General Responsibilities The Program Officer plays a central role in the development and coordination of the Open Institute Global Goals for Local Impact programmatic activities. The Program Officer works independently…

Open Institute Jobs – Senior Developer

Job Description We are looking to hire a Senior Developer who is passionate about writing great code to join our talented team on a full-time basis. Reporting to the Head…

Open Institute Jobs – Developer