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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…

Day 2: Community Leaders Induction – Thayu location

Day two of our journey towards achieving an organised community for better citizen participation and engagement took us to Thayu Location which is part of Nakuru North sub-county. Thayu location…

Community Leaders Induction Kicks Off in Kiamaina Location

Today, we started the community organisation process in line with the lessons that we have shared, that organised communities are an important ingredient for citizen participation and engagement. In Nakuru…

Getting back on the job: Global Goals for Local Impact

Happy new year! We hope that this year will be for you (and for us), a year of prosperity and great impact. We have been fairly quiet these past few…

Guest Post: From Buntwani 2017: Two Areas of Work for the Africa We Want

Muchiri Nyaggah - Executive Director, LDRI and one of the convenors of the Africa Open Data Network Buntwani is a Swahili word for the open air space in rural African communities…

Guest post: Musings from Buntwani 2017

Mark Irura, Principal Consultant, Development Gateway When data -- particularly government data --  is made relevant and available, we as “infomediaries” have an opportunity to create public value. As a…

Success: 4 days, 4 locations Introductory meetings in Nakuru North

In the past week, the Open Institute has completed its first set of four-day marathon meetings in four locations in Nakuru North sub-county, as part of the Global Goals for…

New Experiences Expected as we Scale up Global Goals for Local Impact Programme.

Working at the grassroots is so exciting for us. It is there that all the work that we do makes sense. When we talk about Sustainable Development Goals, the concept…

Of women’s unpaid work and the SDGs – a village discussion

One thing that always, always strikes me when I go for community meetings in places like Lanet Umoja is how far removed they are to the high levels of government,…

LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND: Gender Data – Women and Girls Matter

Recently, part of the Open Institute team attended the SDG 5 forum in Nairobi that was organized by CIVICUS, FEMNET and SDGs Forum Kenya. It was well attended by experts…