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Citizen Generated Data vs. Official Statistics

Should Citizen Generated Data be official? If not, does it make it any less essential? There is a tension that has existed in the past few years about the co-existence…

Using Data to Transform lives in Agriculture: The Nakuru North Agriculture Data Fair

Yesterday, working with the administration officials in Nakuru North sub-county, led by the Deputy County Commissioner, Kisilu Mutua, we held the Agriculture Data Fair with 200 farmers at the sub-county…

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…

Guest post: Musings from Buntwani 2017

Mark Irura, Principal Consultant, Development Gateway When data -- particularly government data --  is made relevant and available, we as “infomediaries” have an opportunity to create public value. As a…

Towards an (African-Led) Africa Network

Over the past decade - certainly since 2010 - Africans have made great strides in the use of technology and data for development and for transparency. There have been many…

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…

Global Goals for Local Impact: Buntwani Locally in Lanet Umoja (Day 1)

The first day of the #Buntwani Locally in Lanet Umoja Location flew by with much excitement and activity. Over 300 community leaders arrived promptly at 9am (most had arrived well…

BUNTWANI LOCALLY: GLOBAL GOALS FOR LOCAL IMPACT

The Open Institute have organised a Buntwani-locally event to take place in Lanet Umoja in Nakuru County, Kenya on December 3 and 4, 2015. Jointly organised with the  “Tweeting Chief” Chief…

From the Africa Open Data Conference: Let’s go back to the basics

The Africa Open Data Conference is underway in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I had the privilege to manage the first session of the pre-conference programme, entitled "Understanding Open Data." This…

Africa Open Data Conference Session – “Role of Local Data in the data revolution”

The Open Institute in conjunction with the PEPFAR-MCC Partnership is organising a session at the Africa Open Data Conference that shall be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 2nd…