We have not innovated our institutions since colonialism

Recently, I sat down with an old classmate of mine, MaqC Eric Gitau on his Youtube Channel, Development Dynamics. The channel is designed into go through the autobiography of leaders in the social sector – essentially from birth to date, while in the course of it sussing out the lessons and the influences that make …

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The barriers to citizen engagement

The Open Institute works in two main ways as regards government – citizen relations. First, we promote proactive government transparency and second, we work with citizen groups and CSOs to foster active citizenship.  Government transparency has in the past decade been achieved, to some level of success, by implementing ideas such as building open data platforms, and …

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Most Useful Farming Facebook Groups in Kenya (for me)

I don’t usually do lists, or advice, but I thought I might share some of the Facebook Groups that I have found to be most useful for me as a new farmer. This is a basic list with no order. Africa Farmers – Most relevant content and a large community of practicing farmers with useful …

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