We call the Open Institute the Kaya. Open Institute is our home and we have a very close and tight family
My job is to lead the team as we explore the most sustainable ways for governments and citizens to better engage and make live better.
Amongst the various programmes that he oversees are the Ability https://ability.or.ke/, Open County http://www.opencounty.org/ and Extractives programmes. As a Programmes Director, he develops and implements the organization's programmes. He assesses needs and ensures that various programs objectives are met.
He is responsible for budgeting and community outreach. He collaborates with other teams to write grant proposals and manage large scale donations.
He reports to an executive and advices on the programme's progress.
He manages the departmental sub-functions within a broader departmental function.
He creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/ policies/ procedures to support the functional infrastructure.
He has been responsible for establishing the Data scraping and wrangling division of the Open Institute organisation, as well as contributed to the creation of grass-roots data literacy training modules.
He is also the founder of East African Artists, whose focus is to give local musicians control of their products.
He believes that an informed person makes better choices.
- UI/UX web development
- Linux server administration
- I am proponent of FOSS and have been able to use and contribute to several tools. Some of the tools I have used comfortably are the CKAN platform (set up and deployment) and Open Data Kit for data collection using mobile phones to collect community data.
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Proficient in database technologies such as sqlite and MySQL.
Experience using React native to build applications.
Experience using HTML and CSS to build web functions.
My job is to funnel OI's support to the Council of Governors Maarifa Centre, to harness knowledge and best practices of different counties for better service delivery.