Data4SDGs

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…

Women don’t go into mines

A look into the gender dynamics in the Extractives Sector. During our extractives scoping study in various counties, we had the opportunity to meet with artisan miners and get to…

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…

The Invisibles: Finding the Citizen Voice in the Extractives Sector

Kenya has a vast array of natural resources. From Gold and Gemstones to soapstone and fluorspar to Titanium and Oil, Kenya is rich with natural minerals that have the potential…

Training of the Open County Initiative to Elgeyo Marakwet County sector data champions

In the last post on this series, we were commencing activities in Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo counties. We defined the Open County (OC) Initiative and argued that it provides a…
Ability: We are Back

Ability: We are Back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZF0_HOuH78 We are excited to be back after a long silence since we started the Ability Project in 2018. As you will recall, last year, we worked with volunteers to…

Dundori Data Fair: Global Goals for Local Impact

When communities have data, then action is possible – where solutions can be implemented directly by the community themselves, by the county government and by other organisations that may want…

Nakuru Leaders Leverage on Data for Better Agriculture

Agriculture has been recognized as a major economic driver in the African region. Current statistics (http://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/population/) indicate a population of 1.2 billion people in Africa with 200 million of them…

Citizen Generated Data: What we now know

Today, we are excited to release datalocal.info, a web site through which we share our experiences working on citizen generated data projects since September 2015. Our Global Goals for Local…

Farmers Get Datafied

The farmers in Nakuru North Sub County are set for a new skill that will change their way of doing business. 400 farmers had been invited for a data training…