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Open Institute Appoints New Board of Directors

The Open Institute team is proud to announce the appointment of five exceptional individuals to its Board of Directors. These notable additions bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and drive to our mission of advocating Responsive Government and Active Citizenship throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. We have been governed by the Trustees and an Advisory Board over…

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We are ten! Here are our 10 lessons in 10 years

This week, we celebrate ten years since our founders started on a journey towards an open society that is managed by informed, fact-driven citizens. Here’s a fun factoid: our original name was going to be lengthy – The African Centre for Open Governance and Open Data (ACOGOD). As we start thinking about things we are…

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Buntwani 2014

The Open Institute & TechSoup Globalpartnered to organise the Buntwani 2014 conference that was held in Nairobi on October 7th – 8th. The aim of Buntwani 2014 was to bring together leaders in government (both national and county), civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders in the Devolution space in Kenya. The landmark conference fostered…

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When we started out in 2011, we were incubated by the Africa Media Initiative to implement the Code4Kenya project (it later scaled up to an organisation) and we worked on projects that tried to get infomediaries such as media and others to understand and use data for citizen benefit. We worked with AMI until August…

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