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…

Introducing the Badili Initiative

  We are happy to unveil Badili (Swahili for Change), which is an on-line resource to share stories and experiences, initiatives, content, and generally track progress on the data revolution in Africa. This initiative,…

Players or Spectators – 6 Observations of CSO participation in OGP

Our founder, Al Kags is happy to publish Players or Spectators - Observations on CSO Participation in the Open Government Partnership, a culmination of a study that he conducted while…

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…

How sustainable is OGP?

Having been involved in promoting the Open Government Partnership over the past couple of years in Africa, I have had a couple of experiences that have introduced a nagging worry at the…

Post-2015 and the Data Revolution.

I recently had the honour of participating in the Dialogue on Data for accountability within the post-2015 agenda framework earlier this year in New York.  Organised by the UNDP, it…

APRM, OGP, What’s The Plan?

In May 2013, delegates convened in Mombasa for the first OGP Africa Regional Meeting; a two-day conference that brought together representatives from Civil Society Organisations, Academia, Open Government Partnership participating…