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Come join us at the Open Duka Hackathon in Mombasa!

Open Institute and M-Power would like to jointly invite developers out there to the Open Duka Hackathon. We are happy to invite you to the second Open Duka Hackathon on…

Give Your Input to Kenya’s Draft OGP Action Plan

Kenya is one of the 65 participating countries of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative that seeks to make governments more open, accountable and responsive to citizens. Overseen by representatives…

Buntwani 2014 ends on a high note!

The just concluded Buntwani 2014 Conference which brought together stakeholders in citizen engagement was a tremendous success! Government officials (from both the national and county governments), members of civil society…

Speech by Ms. Anne Waiguru, OGW, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning, During the Buntwani Conference

SPEECH BY MS. ANNE WAIGURU, OGW, CABINET SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF DEVOLUTION AND PLANNING, DURING THE BUNTWANI CONFERENCE ON 7TH OCTOBER 2014 AT THE KENYA SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, NAIROBI. Vice President,…

Where are the citizens in Devolution?

Yesterday at the World Bank in Washington DC, I had the pleasure to spend lunch hour reflecting with colleagues there about the progress that Kenya is making with bringing government…

Data for Accountability Workshop

Open Institute, in collaboration with FEMNET, is holding a two-day workshop on August 20th & 21st for civil society organizations in Kenya on using data for advocacy and accountability. Designed…

#OKFest14 – Open Government Data Around the World in Two Minutes

In March last year Kenyans took to the polls and elected a new government. With this, we saw the devolution and formation of 47 county governments under the new Constitution.…

Buntwani 2014: Using Technology to Close the Gap between Citizen Voices and State Responsiveness

At the foundation of strengthening good governance and better service delivery in Kenya lies the ability of the government and civil society organisations to engage with citizens. A major obstacle…

BUNTWANI 2014 ­- “The Potential of ICT in Strengthening Citizen Engagement and Participation”

Buntwani aims to be a conversation starter and facilitator among various stakeholders actively involved and/or interested in the potential of ICT in strengthening citizen engagement and participation in Africa, as…

A look back at Kenya’s open data jouney

This past week I had the privilege of attending and participating in the International Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM14), at the Danube University Krems in Austria. This year's conference brought…