Citizen Generated Data vs. Official Statistics

Should Citizen Generated Data be official? If not, does it make it any less essential? There is a tension that has existed in the past few years about the co-existence of official statistics on the one hand and citizen generated data on the other. The development community continues to grapple with the “official-ness” (and therefore …

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I finally watched Rafiki – and it was interesting

I finally had the opportunity to watch Rafiki, the movie directed by the globally celebrated Wanuri Kahiu. I was invited to watch it at the Canadian High Commissioner’s official residence in Nairobi – a priviledge that I shared with several leading luminaries in the art space. I saw celebrated writer Sitawa Namwalie and Lorna Irungu (both …

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I make my interns and mentees wash cars – here’s why.

(Featured image, courtesy Kwalimwar) As a leader in my organisation – well, as a leader in general, I am passionate about mentorship and passing on what I know to others in generations that follow mine. I think it is tragic that so many people, older than me, retire or pass away, with information and experience …

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