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WE CAN Leave No One Behind

As the world agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015 - to end poverty in all its forms by 2030, it issued a clarion call to leave no…

Community Leaders Induction in Rurii Location

We commenced week two of Community Leaders Induction at Rurii location, Nakuru North sub-county. The momentum for the Induction process is established now. We are supporting this activities because we…

Day 2: Community Leaders Induction – Thayu location

Day two of our journey towards achieving an organised community for better citizen participation and engagement took us to Thayu Location which is part of Nakuru North sub-county. Thayu location…

Open Lessons: Organised Communities are an important ingredient for Citizen Engagement

We are happy to release our first Think Piece of the year - Open Lessons: Organised Communities are an important ingredient for Citizen Engagement. Through this Think Piece, we draw from…

Getting back on the job: Global Goals for Local Impact

Happy new year! We hope that this year will be for you (and for us), a year of prosperity and great impact. We have been fairly quiet these past few…

Focus on people to achieve the global goals – thats what we will do

At the Open Institute, we have grown to believe that the power to fight inequality in all its forms lies in people. It is in people that the possibility of…

Release: DevolutionHub v2 Beta – One Stop Platform for Devolution Information

The Open Institute is really excited to release the beta version of a new iteration of DevolutionHub. DevolutionHub is designed as a one-stop-repository for all devolution documents in Kenya. The…

Of women’s unpaid work and the SDGs – a village discussion

One thing that always, always strikes me when I go for community meetings in places like Lanet Umoja is how far removed they are to the high levels of government,…

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…

Where are the citizens in Devolution?

Yesterday at the World Bank in Washington DC, I had the pleasure to spend lunch hour reflecting with colleagues there about the progress that Kenya is making with bringing government…