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A Decade of Devolution & The Pursuit of Transformation

This week, we join counties in celebrating a decade of devolution – ten years since Kenya’s 47 counties came into being. The counties were established under the 2010 Constitution, but were actualised after the 2013 general elections. At those elections, Kenyans elected 47 new governors for the first time.  Scenes from the 2023 Devolution Conference…

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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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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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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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Data Visualization Training at TISA

On 29th May 2014, we conducted a Data Visualization training at The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA), a civil society initiative committed towards the achievement of sound policy and good governance in local development in Kenya, to uplift livelihoods of, especially, the poor and marginalized. TISA collects, organizes and publishes tons of data with a view…

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