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#LoveMalindi: Malindi Content Creators’ Meet Up

Mwanajuma Hamadi is a shy 24-year-old who lives in Shela, the old town of Malindi. On Saturday, October 23 2021, she was effusive in her words. “Sikuamini kwamba mimi pia naweza kuwa repota hata kama sikumaliza shule. Wajua mtu waona kama ambae maisha yasha kwisha kwa hiyo unang’angana tu.” (I could not have imagined that…

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Restoring Data Rights Post-COVID-19 Crisis – Virtual Meeting

We are excited to have partnered with Data Ready to convene a virtual meeting to plan engagements with governments around the world regarding how data rights will be safeguarded when the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. What steps must be taken to #RestoreDataRights after the #COVID-19 pandemic is over? Tom Orrell, Managing Director, Data…

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Buntwani 2014 ends on a high note!

The just concluded Buntwani 2014 Conference which brought together stakeholders in citizen engagement was a tremendous success! Government officials (from both the national and county governments), members of civil society organisations (CSOs) and academia, technologists and donors converged at the Kenya School of Government on the 7th and 8th October 2014 to share knowledge, insights…

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Speech by Ms. Anne Waiguru, OGW, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning, During the Buntwani Conference

SPEECH BY MS. ANNE WAIGURU, OGW, CABINET SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF DEVOLUTION AND PLANNING, DURING THE BUNTWANI CONFERENCE ON 7TH OCTOBER 2014 AT THE KENYA SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, NAIROBI. Vice President, Africa TechSoup Group; Founders, Open Institute; Members of Advisory Group; Senior Government Official; Distinguished Guests;   Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to…

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Where are the citizens in Devolution?

Yesterday at the World Bank in Washington DC, I had the pleasure to spend lunch hour reflecting with colleagues there about the progress that Kenya is making with bringing government closer to citizens – especially using devolution. In my reflections, I also discussed not just the practical gaps that exist in making devolution work, but…

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Buntwani 2014: Using Technology to Close the Gap between Citizen Voices and State Responsiveness

At the foundation of strengthening good governance and better service delivery in Kenya lies the ability of the government and civil society organisations to engage with citizens. A major obstacle to the strengthening of this ability is capacity and awareness of citizen engagement best practices and optimal usage of technological tools that strengthen citizen engagement…

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