Conversations & Communities

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…

Invisible Citizens: How I was swindled out of my land by a powerful politician

 Our Open Extractives team was last week in Lamu County, where communities have been actively engaged in a fight against the establishment of a Coal Plant near the UNESCO Heritage…

New Money: Missed Opportunity?

Money makes the world go round, so the saying goes. It is certainly a measure of success, a means to freedom - of expression, of advancement, of growth. At its…

Farmers Get Datafied

The farmers in Nakuru North Sub County are set for a new skill that will change their way of doing business. 400 farmers had been invited for a data training…

Transforming Lives Through Agriculture

One of the locations that The Open Institute had targeted to study and gather evidence on agriculture and farming community was Bahati location. Bahati location is located in Nakuru North…

Community Leaders Induction

Today, marked the beginning of the final week of Community Leaders Induction at Kirima Location, Nakuru North sub-county.  Kirima Location being one of the locations we carried out the Global…

Day 6 – Community Leaders Induction : Githioro Location

Githioro location, is located on the southern slopes of the Dundori hills. The hills are covered by a dense forest that has been battling deforestation from the outlawed charcoal burners.…

Community Leaders Induction: The Mereroni Experience & Lessons

Today we continued with the Community Leaders induction process at Mereroni location, Nakuru North sub-county.  The stats for the location are: it is divided into 2 sub-locations - Nyonjoro and…

Community Leaders Induction in Rurii Location

We commenced week two of Community Leaders Induction at Rurii location, Nakuru North sub-county. The momentum for the Induction process is established now. We are supporting this activities because we…

End of Week 1 Community leaders Induction : Kabatini Location

Today marked the end of week one’s process of the community organisation process in Nakuru North Sub-County. We took the community leaders induction to Kabatini location, Nakuru-North county. Kabatini location…