The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data supports country partners at the national and sub-national levels in Kenya to develop and implement whole-of-government, multi-stakeholder data roadmaps for sustainable development.

Kenya hosted the High-Level Meeting on Data for Development in Africa in June 2017, where leaders announced that they will champion the development of an Intergovernmental Network on Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition, that will nurture an inclusive multi-stakeholder ecosystem to boost capacity of small scale farmers to use data to improve productivity, increase youth engagement in agri-business, and strengthen capacities of statistical departments in Ministries of Agriculture by increasing financial allocations and human capacity. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will collaborate with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and Kenya’s budding data lab at Strathmore University to provide real-time information on crop types, agricultural insurance, and weather.

There are a number of other data innovation activities currently supporting sustainable development in Kenya. See below for blogs, partner activities, initiatives, and resources related to sustainable development data in Kenya.

  

Initiatives

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Administrative Data Initiative

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
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Africa Regional Data Cube

GPSDD Initiated | Resources Available
The Africa Regional Data Cube is a new tool that harnesses the latest Earth observation and satellite technology to help Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Tanzania address food security and other development issues.
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Inclusive Data Charter

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Inclusive Data Charter was developed to mobilize political commitments and meaningful actions to deepen data disaggregation.
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Data Roadmaps

GPSDD Initiated | Resources Available
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.
  

News

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March 23, 2019

Kenya Space Agency will lead efforts to use earth data to curb drought

Groundbreaking Africa Regional Data Cube shows trends in drought over time, will be used to target interventions on environmental protection and food security.
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March 23, 2019

Opening Remarks ‘Earth Observations and Geospatial data for Development’

Davis Adieno, Regional Director for Africa, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. 21 March 2019, Nairobi, Kenya
NASA
9:00 am May 09 - 5:00 pm May 11, 2018
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9:00 am March 21 - 1:00 pm March 23, 2018

Data for Development Festival

21-23 March 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom
March 07, 2017

Announcing Funding for 10 Development Data Innovation Projects

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the World Bank’s Development Data Group announce the ten recipients of the Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding.
September 08, 2016

East Africa's Open Data Revolution

The East Africa Open Data Conference provided a glimpse of Africa’s commitment to the data revolution for sustainable development. Around 180 attendants gathered at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, including government, business, and civil society representatives from more than 20 countries.
August 22, 2016

Potholes and Development Goals: A Dispatch from Kenya’s Silicon Savannah

Evidence presented at the Data Roadmap for Sustainable Development workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, suggests that Kenyans are rushing to apply the “Leave No One Behind” principle in regard to data for sustainable development.
  
  

Partners

Open Data for Development Network
Open Data for Development (OD4D) is a global network of leaders in the Open Data community, working together to develop open data solutions around the world.
Sightsavers Logo
Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
CARE International Logo
CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development organisations.
Open Institute Logo
The Open Institute works with governments, civil society, private sector companies, media organizations and others to realize citizen-driven open societies in Africa, managed by informed, fact-driven citizens.
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RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition.
IPA - Innovations for Poverty Action
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
TolaData Logo
TolaData is an end-to-end program management and M&E platform designed specifically for NGOs working in complex environments, bridging the gap between mobile data collection, indicator tracking, and project management based on the sector standards of PMDPro.
Children's Investment Fund Foundation Logo
The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation that works with a wide range of partners to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries.
UK Aid from the British people
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for all of us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest.
Africa's Voices Foundation Logo
Africa's Voices mission is to listen to citizens’ authentic voices in spaces they value and turn this engagement into rigorous social insights which accelerate social impact.
Equal Measures 2030 Logo
Equal Measures 2030 is an independent civil society and private sector-led partnership which envisions a world where no girl or woman is invisible. By compiling data and evidence and providing analysis, we aim to highlight gender gaps in outcomes, measure progress for girls and women, and identify evidence-based solutions.
SDGs Kenya Forum for Sustainable Development Logo
The SDGs Kenya Forum comprises diverse civil society organizations seeking to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Kenya.
Local Development Research Institute LDRI Logo
Local Development Research Institute (LDRI) is an action-oriented think tank whose core objective is to support African Union member states in their efforts to end poverty, end hunger, and address inequality in all its forms.
Together for Girls Logo - Ending Violence Against Children
Together for Girls is a partnership between national governments, UN agencies, and private sector organizations working to break cycles of violence, with special attention to sexual violence against girls.
PEPFAR
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. government initiative to save the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS around the world.
African Development Bank Logo
The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.
HelpAge International Logo
HelpAge International is a global network of organizations promoting the rights of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
Twaweza ni sisi Logo
Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in East Africa.
World Data Lab Logo
World Data Lab is an analytical NGO and data refinery enterprise that believes in revolutionizing and democratizing big data. We aim to make data accessible and personable in all sectors of society.
International Budget Partnership Logo - Open Budgets. Transform Lives.
The International Budget Partnership collaborates with civil society around the world to use budget analysis and advocacy as a tool to improve effective governance and reduce poverty.
Development Initiatives Logo
Development Initiatives (DI) is an independent international development organization that focuses on the role of data in driving poverty eradication and sustainable development.
Athena Infonomics Logo
Athena Infonomics is a policy research and development analytics firm focusing on strengthening the use of data and social science research to solve development and inclusive growth issues worldwide.
Coat of Arms of Kenya
The Deputy President of Kenya is the principal assistant of the President and he deputises the President in the execution of the President’s functions.
Kenya Health Informatics Association Logo
The Kenya Health Informatics Association is a professional society created to promote the development and practice of biomedical informatics in Kenya.
IDEAS For Us Logo
IDEAS For Us develops, funds, and scales solutions that solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Leonard Cheshire Logo
Leonard Cheshire exists to improve the life chances of persons with disabilities and play its part in supporting individuals to live, learn, and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.
IDRC | CRDI Logo - International Development Research - Centre de recherces pour le developpment international - Canada
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.
World Agroforestry Centre Logo
World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a centre of science and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member states, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
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Strathmore University Business School provides training programs on business, public policy, healthcare, and education, as well as an agribusiness program.
GSMA Logo
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers, and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors.
Ford Foundation Logo
Our mission has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
Health Data Collaborative Logo - Data for Health and Sustainable Development
The Health Data Collaborative is a joint effort by multiple global health partners to work alongside countries to improve the availability, quality and use of data for local decision-making and tracking progress toward the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.
African Wildlife Foundation Logo
The African Wildlife Foundation works to ensure the wildlife and wildlands of Africa will endure forever.
Prologica
With over three decades of experience in the development, installation and implementation of solutions in the area of information, especially focused on the business market, Prologica currently has businesses in different areas from IT Services (where it all began) to Education and Healthcare.
BIID - Leading Through Innovation
Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development is an inclusive business initiative engaged in developing ICT-enabled products and services to support private and public initiatives targeted to the poorest.
Considr Logo - How are you doing?
Considr is an innovative monitoring and evaluation and research firm.
Lumos Logo
Lumos is working to end the institutionalization of children around the world by 2050. We work with international donors, governments, and communities, helping them redirect funds from orphanages to provide health, education, and social services, so children can be raised in loving families.
Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals
Southern Voice is a network of thinks tanks from the Global South that contributes to the global discourse underpinning shaping and delivery of the SDGs. It also aims to contribute to the effort on “Data Revolution” to support the SDG framework.
SDSN Youth
SDSN Youth is the global youth division of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). It is a new initiative to amplify the tremendous energy and capabilities of youth in generating broader buy-in for the SDGs by mobilizing resources and building capacity to empower action.
COSA - Committee on Sustainability Assessment Logo
The Committee on Sustainability Assessment is a nonprofit network of over 50 partners that develops data tools and research insights to accelerate agricultural sustainability.