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#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.…

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…

Success: 4 days, 4 locations Introductory meetings in Nakuru North

In the past week, the Open Institute has completed its first set of four-day marathon meetings in four locations in Nakuru North sub-county, as part of the Global Goals for…

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…

Data for data’s sake… is good. 

Today was a public holiday in Kenya as muslims celebrate Idd-ul-Adha, the festival that commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to please Almighty God. While the rest of the…

Global Goals for Local Impact: Chiefs’ Update

Yesterday we met the administration leadership of the whole division, where Lanet Umoja is. As you may recall from a previous blog post, a division has several locations. The Dundori…

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…

Global Goals for Local Impact – Buntwani Locally Day 2

There is always something exciting about carrying out a pilot exercise. It's results show you whether the hard work you have been putting in was in vain or was worth…

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…

Release: Global Goals for Local Impact – OI Position on SDGs

The Open Institute is happy to release our thinking on the achievement of the Global Goals - 17 Sustainable Development Goals that World Leaders committed on at the UN General…