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Announcing The Decent Work Initiative

SDG 8 aims to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”. Sustainable Development Goals Martin Wairegi is a vibrant young man, who got a job working at a factory in Nairobi’s Industrial Area. The Industrial Area is the city’s central hub of manufacturing that employs the…

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Announcing Nuru, a community monitoring tool during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are excited to announce Nuru (Kiswahili for light), a tool that is designed to empower citizen community monitoring to crowdsource observations about how they are coping in the exceptionally difficult circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of inspiring engagement with civil society, governments and other stakeholders to take action and effect change…

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Moving Together: Managing Urban Mobility During Covid-19

On 5th May 2020, the Open Institute supported The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Health Organisation (WHO) along with SLoCaT Partnership, The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), Walk 21 and other high-level partners to convene a half-day digital expert group meeting to share experiences,…

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COVID-19 and it’s Impact on Access to Education.

(Image from Standard Digital) During the early days of the  Coronavirus disease outbreak, the Government of Kenya announced that all primary and secondary schools were to be closed and learners sent home with immediate effect. This was closely followed by the closure of all universities. Despite the strict measures to curtail the spread of the…

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Impact of COVID-19 on Kenyans With Disabilities

On 16th April 2020, the Open Institute through the Ability Programme hosted an online Persons with Disabilities Brainstorm meeting to share and understand the key challenges relating to PWDs and COVID-19 and develop recommendations on how PWDS could be supported during this time. Some of the participants in the virtual meeting include Andy Speaks 4…

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Announcing Shiriki, an open marketplace for ideas, innovations & initiatives fighting COVID-19.

As part of our efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce the Shiriki initiative. Shiriki (Kiswahili for Partnership) is a platform that is designed to serve as an open “marketplace” for ideas, solutions, innovations and initiatives that are tackling various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Why we built Shiriki The…

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