Devolution

Kenya’s first sub-national Data Desk is a big deal for us.

We at the Open Institute are very excited as just this week we witnessed the launch of Kenya's first sub-national data desk in Elgeyo Marakwet County (EMC), famously known as…

The 15th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform Meeting

The 15th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)  Partnership Platform Meeting was held on from 9th - 14th June 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. This years theme was, "Enhancing trade and…

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…

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…

Engaging Civil Society in Turkana County on Open Data

This week, our team went to Lodwar, Turkana County in Nothern Kenya, to conduct a workshop as part of our SDI Data Support Program. We worked with 8 participants from…

The Link Between Devolution in Kenya and Open Governance

It has been just over a year since Kenya formed a decentralised form of government, devolving into 47 county governments accompanied by ​central government. The rationale behind devolution was to…

Devolution Conference 2014

The Council of Governors (CoG)  hosted to a two-day inaugural Devolution Conference held on 3rd and 4th April in Kwale County. The conference, titled “One Year into Devolution: Celebrating the…