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Adapt or die: When rivers change course

Choluteca Bridge, Honduras In August 2020, a story went viral about the Choluteca bridge in Honduras. Legend has it that the very well constructed bridge was built in a contract…

Announcing Shiriki, an open marketplace for ideas, innovations & initiatives fighting COVID-19

As part of our efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce the Shiriki initiative. Shiriki (Kiswahili for Partnership) is a platform that is designed to…

Restoring Data Rights Post-COVID-19 Crisis – Virtual Meeting

We are excited to have partnered with Data Ready to convene a virtual meeting to plan engagements with governments around the world regarding how data rights will be safeguarded when…

CensusKe: a new platform for exploring Kenya’s 2019 Census Data

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUybBNIWkmI The Open Institute's Founder, Al Kags, announcing the release of the new Census data platform We are excited to release Census.ke, a new platform for all of the census…

Submissions on the Data Protection Civil Registration Regulations (2020) in Kenya

The Ministry of ICT issued an invitation to members of the public to comment on the data protection regulations on civil registrations through the press. We submitted our comments, which…

Building Trust in Citizen Generated Data – what we have learnt

Today I attended a meeting organized at the Ford Foundation offices by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. The major part of the conversation was to consider the recommendations…

Ending 2019: What we know now

As the year 2019 comes to a close, we are in a reflective state. This year was for us so transitory, that we intentionally deferred our strategic planning for the…

Introducing Kobole: know how much you pay in taxes

The Open Institute is happy to release Kobole, an initiative borne out of a collaboration with the International Budget Partnership (Kenya), the National Taxpayers Association, Development Initiatives and Institute of Public…

2016 was a great year, 2017 is going to be even more amazing!

Can Co-Working on a Deadline Create Better Public Policy?

Four cities across the world are preparing to launch the "GovCombinator." Jean-Louis Sarbib (left), Dennis Whittle (middle) and Nathaniel Heller (right) are promoting a new process for solving city-level problems.…