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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…

Announcing the Global Open Data Initiative

The Open Institute is excited to announce the Global Open Data Initiative, which it is spearheading together with the Sunlight Foundation, Worldwide Web Foundation, Open Knowledge Foundation and Fundar. The Open…

From Feedback to Action: 5 Principles for Sustainable Citizen Engagement.

There’s a basic premise held by many in the citizen agency space. Empower citizens with the right information and the right tools and they will change the governance environment for…

Code4Kenya Launch

Below the speech delivered by Jay Bhalla, Executive Director of The Open Institute Trust, during the Code4Kenya Launch Event held on the 24th of January 2013. A very good morning…

GotToVote! A way to bring Open Data to the ground

The Open Institute is really proud to have helped birth an exciting new viral web campaign that is driving Kenyans to register and go vote.The GotToVote! campaign is the latest…

Open Up 2012: Jay Bhalla succinctly tells the OI story

Open Africa Summit – Beyond the Hype

This weekend, leading lights in the global Open Data scene will attend the Open Africa Summit, a "Think/Do" meeting to be held in Zanzibar between October 6 - 9, to help…