Reflections from IGF2022: Digital Inclusion

The Internet Governance Forum was one of my first global conferences to speak back in 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, and I have attended the conference almost every year since. I am happy that my first conference since the COVID-19 pandemic is The Internet Governance Forum 2022 (IGF2022) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Meaningful Connectivity In 2012, …

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My wishlist for rebuilding Kenya: One

The electioneering period is over and President William S Ruto has taken to his office with an encouraging start. I buy his articulated philosophy that the government must take tough measures for more sustainable prosperity. I love the idea that he wants to reorient the economy to support the bottom of the pyramid and to …

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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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Thoughts that preoccupy me

In the course of living my life, I am usually preoccupied with key life questions that guide my thoughts, work and impact. This is a list of the issues/ questions that I am considering. I share them in no particular order.  1. How can government truly be by the people for the people? I am pondering what …

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