The Impact of Citizen-Generated Data

While data generated by National Statistical Organisations (NSOs) and corporations has long been the focus of attention, there’s a growing recognition of the significance of Citizen Generated Data (CGD). CGD is data produced at the grassroots level by individuals, often through their daily activities and interactions. Through CGD citizens are not just data subjects but…

The Power of Local Engagement: Reflections from the Global Goals for Local Impact Project

In 2015, we did some work to try and see what citizens care about enough to act and be engaged with the government. We had a simple goal – to stimulate active citizenship and foster responsive government using data to aid communities to provide input into government activities. This project showed us that citizens cared…

From Learners to Leaders: SUCAM’s Data-Driven Advocacy Journey

Between May and July this year, we successfully ran a 6-week Data Leaders Fellowship Program tailored for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs). The program was aimed at equipping them with skills to understand the use of data and evidence to demand accountability. This initiative aligns with the United Nations Global Goals,…

Driving inclusive decision-making with citizen-generated data

We are proud to work with KNBS as they lead the Technical Working Group on Citizen-Generated Data. The Open Institute is proud to have played a role in Kenya’s progress in institutionalizing Citizen-Generated Data as part of the National Statistical System (NSS). Since 2015, the Open Institute has worked with communities in Nakuru North sub-county,…