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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…

Period Zero: A necessity for successful programmes and where we are now

A few years ago, at the Africa Open Data Conference, I spoke about the value of "Period Zero" in the planning and development of programmes. I was talking about the…

Period Zero: A necessity for successful programmes and where we are now

A few years ago, at the Africa Open Data Conference, I spoke about the value of "Period Zero" in the planning and development of programmes. I was talking about the…

Period Zero: A necessity for successful programmes and where we are now

A few years ago, at the Africa Open Data Conference, I spoke about the value of "Period Zero" in the planning and development of programmes. I was talking about the…

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…

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…

Community Leaders Induction

Today, marked the beginning of the final week of Community Leaders Induction at Kirima Location, Nakuru North sub-county.  Kirima Location being one of the locations we carried out the Global…

Day 6 – Community Leaders Induction : Githioro Location

Githioro location, is located on the southern slopes of the Dundori hills. The hills are covered by a dense forest that has been battling deforestation from the outlawed charcoal burners.…

Guest Post: From Buntwani 2017: Two Areas of Work for the Africa We Want

Muchiri Nyaggah - Executive Director, LDRI and one of the convenors of the Africa Open Data Network Buntwani is a Swahili word for the open air space in rural African communities…

#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.…