Kenya openData is an initiative by the Kenyan government with substantial support from various IT companies
Our information is a national asset, and this site is about sharing it.
The goal of opendata.go.ke is to make core government development, demographic, statistical and expenditure data available in a useful digital format for researchers, policymakers, ICT developers and the general public.
The Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI) was launched on 7 July by President Kibaki, together with many politicians, government officials, local technologists, representatives of the World Bank (who has been instrumental in organizing and helping publish the data through their Mapping for Results program), and along with Google, Ushahidi, the iHub community and many selected youth.
Among the main drivers on KODI has been Dr. Bitange Ndemo, the Permanent Secretary of Information and Communications.
Earlier this week, two team members of African Perspectives were priviledged to meet and talk to Sudanese former child soldier and now internationally renown Hip Hop artist Emmanuel Jal as well as the Kenyan Hip Hop artist Juliani.
Read below what Emmanuel and Juliani would like to share with you: