Sustainable Development Goals

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…

The Invisibles: Finding the Citizen Voice in the Extractives Sector

Kenya has a vast array of natural resources. From Gold and Gemstones to soapstone and fluorspar to Titanium and Oil, Kenya is rich with natural minerals that have the potential…

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…

#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.…

Let’s do hype-free development – we can!

I had the privilege to give a keynote speech at the Africa Open Data Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on the first day of the conference. My reflections were a…

Africa Open Data Conference Session – “Role of Local Data in the data revolution”

The Open Institute in conjunction with the PEPFAR-MCC Partnership is organising a session at the Africa Open Data Conference that shall be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 2nd…

National Data Conference a demonstration of Kenya’s commitment to the data revolution

Over the last two days, the Kenyan Deputy President, HE William S. Ruto presided over the first National Data Forum in Nairobi. The forum was a multi-stakeholder led event, which he…