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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…

Towards an (African-Led) Africa Network

Over the past decade - certainly since 2010 - Africans have made great strides in the use of technology and data for development and for transparency. There have been many…

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,…

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…

Making Transparency Matter: What Citizens Care About

At the Open Institute, we have centered much of our work around transparency - making government and corporate data available to everyone. The argument is simple: the more data and…

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…

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…

4 points to consider when designing an Open Data programme

This is truly unchartered for me since I have never written a blog before - even though I have been a software geek for more than two decades (!). My…