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The data collection and digitization process for Citizen Generated Data in Elgeyo Marakwet

Deep in the heart of the county of champions, in the scenic and partly remote wards of Arror, Tambach, Kayego and Kaptarakwa, the activities for the citizen-led household census in Elgeyo Marakwet County are underway,  targeting data collection in 101,000 households. The training of enumerators,  data collection and data entry activities have been taking place…

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The importance of stakeholder engagement to ensure participation and successful project results

When undertaking any project, it is important to note that it will usually involve multiple stakeholders; and each one potentially has the ability to speed up, slow down or completely obstruct the project’s progress.  Most importantly, stakeholders play a role in ensuring steady progress, focusing on goals and improvement of the general quality of project…

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Design considerations for the citizen-driven census in Elgeyo Marakwet County

In our work in citizen-generated data, we have had experiences that have demonstrated that the results of our projects are usually high-impact and long-lasting. This inspires us to keep working with citizens empowering them to use data to drive change within their communities. When citizens understand the power of data, they turn into data champions…

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Building Partnership with the Open Governance Institute to Promote Good Governance at the County Level

It is no secret that we are passionate about citizen generated data. We believe that active citizens have a lot of power to influence governments to bring about the change they want. We started out in 2015, working with local communities to collect data from every household as a means to understanding their needs and…

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Rest well, Jonah

In a small team, just like in a family, the loss of one member is felt in a huge way. Today, our family mourns the loss of one of our own: Jonah Mngola. Jonah was passionate about the artisanal small scale mining (ASM) community, and as our Open Extractives Program Lead, he spearheaded the process…

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