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.

  
  

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Partners

Together for Girls Logo - Ending Violence Against Children
Non-governmental organization
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.
Women in GIS Kenya - WiGISKe Logo
Non-governmental organization
Women in GIS Kenya is a consortium of tech enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds designed to advance the presence of women in GIS in Africa.
Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programmes
Government
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Kenya promotes decent work and protection of vulnerable groups.
Leonard Cheshire Logo
Non-governmental organization
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.
Local Development Research Institute LDRI Logo
Academia/research
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.
Kenya Health Informatics Association Logo
Other
The Kenya Health Informatics Association is a professional society created to promote the development and practice of biomedical informatics in Kenya.
Twaweza ni sisi Logo
Non-governmental organization
Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in East Africa.
SDGs Kenya Forum for Sustainable Development Logo
Non-governmental organization
The SDGs Kenya Forum comprises diverse civil society organizations seeking to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Kenya.
CBM Global
Non-governmental organization
CBM Global works alongside persons with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives.
People's Action for Learning Network - PAL Network Logo
Non-governmental organization

Recently, PAL Network members designed and implemented the International Common Assessment of Numeracy (ICAN) across 13 countries using a common tool. ICAN is an open-source, robust and easy-to-use assessment tool, available in 11 languages, that offers international comparability of results aligned to SDG 4.1.1 (a).

The study aimed to demonstrate proof of concept in two ways:

BIID - Leading Through Innovation
Private sector
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.
DIAL - Digital Impact Alliance Logo
Non-governmental organization
DIAL identifies barriers to the routine use of digital solutions and data by development actors; tests ways to remove them; and packages solutions for these actors to use in service delivery efforts.
Open Data for Development Network
Non-governmental organization
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.
Commonwealth Secretariat Logo
Multilateral organization
The Commonwealth Secretariat is the intergovernmental organization that supports member countries to achieve the Commonwealth's aims of development, democracy, and peace.
AIMS African Institute for Mathematical Sciences NEXT EINSTEIN INITIATIVE Logo
Academia/research
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centers of excellence for post-graduate training, research, and public engagement in mathematical sciences.
Southern Voice Logo
Academia/research
Southern Voice is a network of 59 think tanks from the Global South that come together to inform the global dialogue on the SDGs.
Health Data Collaborative Logo - Data for Health and Sustainable Development
Non-governmental organization
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.
IDRC | CRDI Logo - International Development Research - Centre de recherces pour le developpment international - Canada
Government
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.
Sightsavers Logo
Non-governmental organization
Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
Samuel Hall Logo
Non-governmental organization
Samuel Hall is a social enterprise that conducts research, evaluates programs, and designs policies in contexts of migration and displacement.
IDEAS For Us Logo
Non-governmental organization
IDEAS For Us develops, funds, and scales solutions that solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
World Data Lab Logo
Non-governmental organization
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.
Education Sub Saharan Africa Logo
Non-governmental organization
Education Sub Saharan Africa uses evidence to improve tertiary education in sub-Saharan Africa.
Children's Investment Fund Foundation Logo
Non-governmental organization
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.
International Budget Partnership Logo - Open Budgets. Transform Lives.
Non-governmental organization
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.
African Wildlife Foundation Logo
Non-governmental organization
The African Wildlife Foundation works to ensure the wildlife and wildlands of Africa will endure forever.
UK Aid from the British people
Government
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office 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.
GSMA Logo
Private sector
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.
African Development Bank Logo
Multilateral organization
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.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Multilateral organization
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.
afrimapr Logo
Academia/research
afrimapr supports analysts in Africa with open-source R approaches for mapping and visualizing data.
Open Institute logo
Non-governmental organization
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.
On Our Radar Logo
Non-governmental organization
On Our Radar has a common mission to surface powerful stories and crucial insight from marginalized communities worldwide.
SBS Strathmore University Business School Logo
Academia/research
Strathmore University Business School provides training programs on business, public policy, healthcare, and education, as well as an agribusiness program.
GRID3 Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development Logo
Academia/research
GRID3 works with countries to generate, validate, and use geospatial data on population, settlements, infrastructure, and boundaries.
TolaData Logo
Private sector
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.
Equal Measures 2030 Logo
Non-governmental organization
Equal Measures provides funding and technical support to a girls’ and women’s rights organization in each of its focus countries to strengthen data-driven advocacy for girls’ and women’s rights towards the achievement of the SDGs.
Development Initiatives Logo
Non-governmental organization
Development Initiatives (DI) is an independent international development organization that focuses on the role of data in driving poverty eradication and sustainable development.
Coat of Arms of Kenya
Government
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.
Africa's Voices Foundation Logo
Non-governmental organization
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.
IPA - Innovations for Poverty Action
Academia/research
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
Athena Infonomics Logo
Private sector
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.
CARE International Logo
Non-governmental organization
CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development organisations.
HelpAge International Logo
Non-governmental organization
HelpAge International is a global network of organizations promoting the rights of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.