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Essential Question: Can Open Government Really Change the World?

This is cross-posted from Al Kags' personal blog, alkags.me. I have just started the six-week academic sessions of the Washington Fellowship at the Arizona State University. During this time, I…

The Data Revolution in Policy-Making

“To take part in the African revolution it is not enough to write a revolutionary song; you must fashion the revolution with the people” Ahmed Sekou Toure There continues to…

Data Visualization Training at TISA

On 29th May 2014, we conducted a Data Visualization training at The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA), a civil society initiative committed towards the achievement of sound policy and good governance…

The great thing about fellowship programmes

At Open Institute we are thrilled that our very own Al Kags has been selected as one of the inaugural cohort of Washington fellows, under the Young African Leadership Initiative.…

Open Duka and the Transformative Power of Open and Visualized Data

GUEST BLOGGER: MICHAEL MURUNGI, CEO, KENYA LAW Leafing through a print edition of the Kenya Gazette has always been more like looking for a morsel of information in an encyclopaedia…

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…

The Open Data Delusion

The open data movement has grown exponentially in a relatively short period of time. Many countries and cities have been rolling out initiatives and embracing the potential value that comes…

Open Duka, Tech for Transparency, and Learning Kung-Fu

This is a cross-post from Global Integrity Submitted by Nathaniel Heller on 21 February , 2014 - 12:53 PM - Open Duka, Tech for Transparency, and Learning Kung-Fu The great…

Open Institute Launches the Open Duka Platform

The Open Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Open Duka platform. Open Duka was conceptualised as a catalytic tool for transparency, accountability and governance. As a tool, Open…

When it comes to aid transparency, there’s something more important than data

This is a Post written by Jennifer Lentfer for OXFAM America Tech geek proclaims the unthinkable! Says that when it comes to aid transparency, “There’s something more important than data.” “Even…