Africa

Participation must be meaningful for successful extractive projects

Public participation should not be just a way of ticking a box Communities in Lamu are united in its fervent opposition to the proposed coal plant that is to be…

WE CAN Leave No One Behind

As the world agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015 - to end poverty in all its forms by 2030, it issued a clarion call to leave no…

WE CAN Leave No One Behind

As the world agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015 - to end poverty in all its forms by 2030, it issued a clarion call to leave no…

WE CAN Leave No One Behind

As the world agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015 - to end poverty in all its forms by 2030, it issued a clarion call to leave no…

Open Lessons: Organised Communities are an important ingredient for Citizen Engagement

We are happy to release our first Think Piece of the year - Open Lessons: Organised Communities are an important ingredient for Citizen Engagement. Through this Think Piece, we draw from…

Getting back on the job: Global Goals for Local Impact

Happy new year! We hope that this year will be for you (and for us), a year of prosperity and great impact. We have been fairly quiet these past few…

Focus on people to achieve the global goals – thats what we will do

At the Open Institute, we have grown to believe that the power to fight inequality in all its forms lies in people. It is in people that the possibility of…

Checking in: visiting the experience

Sometimes, our blog posts are so high level that we forget to give the interesting minutiae and details of our experience when we go every week. We are currently working…

Of women’s unpaid work and the SDGs – a village discussion

One thing that always, always strikes me when I go for community meetings in places like Lanet Umoja is how far removed they are to the high levels of government,…

The long road to citizen power

Very frequently, and more so  lately, our team gets up very early in the morning and prepares to set off to Lanet Umoja location in Nakuru County. We usually leave…