I am worried.

I am worried. What is worse, is that my worries are non-specific, nagging and lurking at the back of my mind constantly as I go through my day. On the face of it, I have every reason to be optimistic – we have a new president that was elected overwhelmingly and why lie! Uhuru Kenyatta …

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Lessons from KODI: Completing the Job

My friend, Alex Howard from O’Reilly Radar, asked me a question in September last year that I have wrestled with since: “What are the lessons learnt from the Kenya Open Data Initiative experience?”  I have wrestled with this question all of this time because I don’t take “Lessons Learnt”questions easily and often I think they require a lot of …

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Getting Open Data to the people – An example: GotToVote!

I am really excited. Just yesterday, I was speaking at a conference organised by Development Initiatives in Nairobi, where Civil Society Oorganisations were thinking through how to work with Kenya Open Data Initiative, how they can use it and add value to it and so on. Despite not being in perfect health, with the cold …

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