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Al Kags Joins GPSDD Technical Advisory Group

We at the Open Institute, are proud to announce that our Founder, Al Kags, has been invited to join the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Global Partnership for Sustainable…

Community Leaders Induction Kicks Off in Kiamaina Location

Today, we started the community organisation process in line with the lessons that we have shared, that organised communities are an important ingredient for citizen participation and engagement. In Nakuru…

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…

#DataWork: From the Abstract to the reality

The Open Institute is excited to note that the brand new dispensary at Lanet Umoja, the first public dispensary in the area since Kenya's independence in 1963, is almost complete.…

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…

The final link in the chain: Citizen participation through data

When we started the Global Goals for Local Impact programme, we had a simple hypothesis: that when citizens are involved in the collection of the data that relates to their…

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,…

LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND: Gender Data – Women and Girls Matter

Recently, part of the Open Institute team attended the SDG 5 forum in Nairobi that was organized by CIVICUS, FEMNET and SDGs Forum Kenya. It was well attended by experts…

Making Transparency Matter: What Citizens Care About

At the Open Institute, we have centered much of our work around transparency - making government and corporate data available to everyone. The argument is simple: the more data and…