This December the Open Data Initiative launches a new outreach page located here at blog.opendata.go.ke . The outreach blog is our space to showcase the outcomes of open data and how its enabling citizens, academics, agencies both public and private to engage the government on issues of development, transparency and accountability. Our primary goal has been to centralize open datasets on a single portal and make it exceptionally easy for citizens to access government datasets is the simplest way possible. Simultaneously we want to leverage the visualization capability of the portal and showcase, the datasets with real narratives that make the large datasets easy to interpret with a few examples.
For developers that use our datasets we plan to also collapse the community apps section in to the blog, where we can provide more space to showcase applications and tools that be been built with the aid of the open datasets and the integrated developer tools available on the portal.
We hope to better engage you and better serve you with more data to promote high levels of efficiency and accountability across government . We hope you’ll work with on this journey.