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Transforming Lives Through Agriculture

One of the locations that The Open Institute had targeted to study and gather evidence on agriculture and farming community was Bahati location. Bahati location is located in Nakuru North…

Buntwani as an action point

All over the world, states, organizations as well as individuals have been, and continue to be, in the habit of coming together for a cause. The agenda of the cause…

Announcing the Kaya Community Lab

The team at the Open Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Kaya Community Lab. This initiative brings together various stakeholders in communities and/or organisations to address specific, identified…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Devolution Twitter Chat Storify by The Open Institute and The World Bank

We are grateful to everyone who participated in the #Devolution Twitter chat at the World Bank Open Day at Nairobi Club. Here is a flavour of the discussions. [View the…

Developing the right tools for citizen participation

It’s always an exciting moment when an idea is formulated and the time to engage other users nears. The introduction of such a system needs to be well thought of…

THE KENYA BUDGET CALENDAR

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) Kenya shared with the public the updated version of Kenya’s budget calendar. This budget map outlines key dates in Kenya’s National and County budget cycles…