Open Data

Kenya’s First County Data Desk Launched

Elgeyo Marakwet County is the first devolved unit in Kenya to establish a Data Desk, which is a government function that will collect, compile, analyze and disseminate the county’s data…

Completion of the Data Desk Training to Elgeyo Marakwet County’s Data Desk Fellows

We have just completed week’s training  (6th - 10th May 2019) with Data Fellows who have been identified by Elgeyo Marakwet County to lead the implementation activities of the Data…

Training of the Open County Initiative to Elgeyo Marakwet County sector data champions

In the last post on this series, we were commencing activities in Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo counties. We defined the Open County (OC) Initiative and argued that it provides a…

Integrating the Open County Initiative with Participatory Budgeting – a kickstart for Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet Counties.

Since the implementation of devolution through the 47 county governments commencing 2013, different counties have developed and implemented different models of public participation in the quest to enhance accountability and…

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…

We won the 2018 SDG Action Award!

The venue of this years' United Nations SDG Action Campaign - a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mandated to support the…

Our 2018 SDG Action Award Experience in Bonn, Germany

The venue of this years' United Nations SDG Action Campaign - a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mandated to support the…

Bahati: a great start to the scale up marathon.

Following the success we had in Lanet Umoja location, where we worked with Chief Kariuki, our scale up process officially kicked off today as we have started a marathon series…

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…

New Experiences Expected as we Scale up Global Goals for Local Impact Programme.

Working at the grassroots is so exciting for us. It is there that all the work that we do makes sense. When we talk about Sustainable Development Goals, the concept…