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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 of introductory sessions in four locations – Bahati, Kirima, Githioro and Mereroni. Our first stop is in Bahati location in…

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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 landmark innovations that have emanated from the continent that have gone on to be useful in many other parts of…

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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 information there is available, the more citizens are empowered to participate in their governance. When citizens participate, the argument follows,…

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Come join us at the Open Duka Hackathon in Mombasa!

Open Institute and M-Power would like to jointly invite developers out there to the Open Duka Hackathon. We are happy to invite you to the second Open Duka Hackathon on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2014 at Jaffery Institute of Professional Studies. The event will be open to Software and…

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Give Your Input to Kenya's Draft OGP Action Plan

Kenya is one of the 65 participating countries of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative that seeks to make governments more open, accountable and responsive to citizens. Overseen by representatives from governments and civil society organisations, the multi-stakeholder effort aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower…

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Speech by Ms. Anne Waiguru, OGW, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning, During the Buntwani Conference

SPEECH BY MS. ANNE WAIGURU, OGW, CABINET SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF DEVOLUTION AND PLANNING, DURING THE BUNTWANI CONFERENCE ON 7TH OCTOBER 2014 AT THE KENYA SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, NAIROBI. Vice President, Africa TechSoup Group; Founders, Open Institute; Members of Advisory Group; Senior Government Official; Distinguished Guests;   Ladies and Gentlemen, It…

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Data for Accountability Workshop

Open Institute, in collaboration with FEMNET, is holding a two-day workshop on August 20th & 21st for civil society organizations in Kenya on using data for advocacy and accountability. Designed to demystify data and equip participants with skills for collection, analysis and communication of insights from data, the workshop will…

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