Essential Question: Can Open Government Really Change the World?

I have just started the six-week academic sessions of the Washington Fellowship at the Arizona State University. During this time, I shall spend my time learning and considering many aspects of civic leadership and most of all, I shall be considering an essential question, which is the over-riding reason why I do what I do or …

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Open Data Day #KE is here!

I am so excited. The International Open Data day is coming up on February 22, 2014 and in Kenya, we are holding it simultaneously  in three cities – Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa. Simeon, the Open Institute’s community manager and his team at OI have been working with communities in Nairobi at Pawa254, Kisumu at LakeHub and the …

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Meeting IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde

This week, the 11th Managing Director of the IMF, Ms. Christine Lagarde is in Nairobi, at the end of a three year (2011-2013) credit facility to Kenya of $750 Million (over KES 65 Billion). Interestingly, this Extended Credit Facility was shepherded by the President when he was the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance …

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