Open Institute’s objectives work towards the future we see.
- Eliminate poverty by harnessing the power of active citizens and effective and sustainable use of data and technology;
- Support the inclusion of citizens in the governance and development of their society;
- Support and promote efforts by responsive governments, particularly in Africa;
We envision a world where citizens have freedom to participate in their society’s governance and development and the power to influence change. In the world that we envision, every human being has a voice that is heard by their leaders and other citizens and their governments listen and are responsive to the citizens’ needs.
Our Theory of Change
We see a future with an open society that is managed by informed fact-driven citizens. This society features a responsive and accountable government that delivers the services its citizens need at the level of service they deserve. This society includes active non-state actors who play an active role in educating citizens on their role as responsible and active citizens safeguarding democracy and development. These non-state actors also engage actively with government to provide feedback from the grassroots on the changing realities facing citizens and the emerging needs for which services and policy must evolve to meet. This society is composed of citizens who are informed about their role, empowered to play it and equipped through the right infrastructure, appropriate technology and relevant policy and legislation. We see in this future a continent that is making inclusive progress towards elimination of poverty, creation of wealth and the establishment of capable and developmental institutions. Read More