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Ending 2019: What we know now

As the year 2019 comes to a close, we are in a reflective state. This year was for us so transitory, that we intentionally deferred our strategic planning for the…

My experience at the 2nd UN Data Forum

The 2nd UN Data Forum was well attended in the beautiful City of Dubai. The participants came from across the globe and brought a wealth of knowledge and colorful culture…

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…

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…

Guest Blogger: My experiences digitizing community data

My friends and I (about 10 volunteers) have been doing data entry work at the Open Institute for the last two weeks. We have been digitizing data from Lanet Umoja,…

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…

Embracing Agri Based Ideas

The weather was overcast and dull but like ants that make their way out of their earthly nests so did the residents of the Kirima location. Situated in the north…

Final Day of Community Leaders Induction: The Bahati Location Experience

Bahati Location, marked the final location of Community Leaders Induction. Since we understand that an organised community is a crucial ingredient to successful citizen participation and engagement, we set out…