Our Executive Director, Al Kags, was featured on the Ole Law Podcast where the issues of active citizenship and responsive governments – our main mandate as an organisation – were discussed.
In the 36 minute conversation, the two gentlemen delved into the edict of our organisation and the impact that it has on the day to day lives of the common mwananchi. Al pointed out that in promoting open data, we equip citizens with the necessary tools and confidence to approach governments. Since the government reports to the citizen who voted for them, it is crucial that most citizens understand this and have a base from which they can hold conversations. The data that Open Institute collects and curates into dashboards is a foundation for such engagement.