Global Goals For Local Impact

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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Checking in: visiting the experience

Sometimes, our blog posts are so high level that we forget to give the interesting minutiae and details of our experience when we go every week. We are currently working in Lanet Umoja location working with women groups to collect SDG 5 data in partnership with Civicus Datashift and with…

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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 country took time off, my team and I used the day to bond with each other in the office over…

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The long road to citizen power

Very frequently, and more so  lately, our team gets up very early in the morning and prepares to set off to Lanet Umoja location in Nakuru County. We usually leave at about lunch time, having made many small and important logistical preparations. On most days, we are ferrying boxes filled…

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https://www.usaid.gov/kenya/gender-equality-and-womens-empowerment-kenya

LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND: Gender Data – Women and Girls Matter

Recently, part of the Open Institute team attended the SDG 5 forum in Nairobi that was organized by CIVICUS, FEMNET and SDGs Forum Kenya. It was well attended by experts from different fields related to gender that came to brainstorm on the way forward with SDG5. Partnerships, policies, among others…

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