August 12, 2014

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 be a highly practical hands-on event focused on helping organizations put skills into practice in a short time and with minimal investment.

At the end of the two-day event, participants will have produced outputs that are actionable and feasible within the Kenyan context.

Participants in the workshop will tackle, among other things:

  1. Strategies for collection of data, finding public data / official statistics and managing data for advocacy work
  2. How to create engaging infographics and visualizations from data
  3. How to use ICT for citizen engagement
  4. What is crowdsourcing and its potential for transparency and accountability

On completion, the participating organisations shall benefit from a 3-month mentorship where the Open Institute team will be available to help participants implement the ideas they learn within the programs their organisations are currently implementing or launching.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed to provide practical and immediately actionable insights to

  • Program staff
  • Project managers
  • Communication teams
  • Community organizers

The cost of the workshop is $250 per person. Accommodation and transport are not included. However, meals and materials during the two-day event are included in the cost as is the 3-month mentorship. A limited number of sponsorships are available for organisations requiring support.

About Open Institute

Open Institute is a think-do tank that works with governments and civil society organizations on open government. We promote transparency, accountability and multi-stakeholder participation in governance as key characteristics of an open government.

Our work aims to institutionalize at both national and sub-national levels great ideas that make it possible to realize an open society managed by informed fact-driven citizens. We have demonstrated our commitment to this through our programs and activities including active engagement on the Open Government Partnership, the Council of Governors in Kenya, our efforts towards civil society capacity building through training and our support for open data around Africa.


FEMNET is a pan-African, feminist organization working to advance women and girl’s rights and amplify African women’s voices. One of FEMNET’s areas of focus has been around enabling African women and girls to use ICTs more effectively to tell and document their stories and contribute to the body of knowledge on women’s rights.

Deadline: 15 August, 2014

For further information or to register for this workshop, please contact Anne Muigai – or Muchiri Nyaggah –


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