We're launching something amazing this June!

It has taken years of building and several iterations, and we are happy to announce that we will be launching Sabasi – our simplified data collection tool!

Join us on 13th June 2022 at 5pm EAT as we launch our new and improved survey tool via YouTube Live on the Open Institute YouTube page. Watch as Al Kags our Executive Director, John Mucheke our Tech lead and other special guests take you through the journey of how Sabasi was birthed and how it is currently being used. 

Sabasi is a survey tool that can be used both on mobile or on desktop. It aids in simple data collection and is part of the greater ecosystem of Open County/Data Desk. 


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Subnational Citizen Engagement

We work to build citizen capacity to use data for better engagement with government and other stakeholders for better resource allocation and development outcomes, and achievement of global and national goals.

Open County

We work with subnational governments to build their statistical capacity for better transparency and accountability, while providing technical support to establish structures to better listen to and engage with citizens.

The Ability Programme

The Ability Project aims to gather data around the Nairobi Central Business District and clearly mark out how accessible these every day environments really are, by using the globally recognized concept of Universal Design as our compass.

Open Extractives

We work to improve the working environment for artisanal small scale miners as well as to build on the body of knowledge for the achievement of Kenya’s policy goals in the mining industry. We recognise artisanal small scale mining potential and the need to create a conducive ecosystem to foster its development.

Data Governance

The #RestoreDataRights movement aims to work with governments and other stakeholders towards realising a transparent, inclusive and accountable COVID-19 response in Africa and beyond by working to foster trust in the handling of people’s sensitive personal data.

Community Monitoring

To monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we created Nuru as a tool to crowdsource observations about how citizens are coping in the exceptionally difficult circumstances brought on by the virus, with the aim of inspiring engagement with civil society, governments and other stakeholders to take action and effect change in their communities.

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