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.
Government of Kenya commits to ambitious action on disability data through new Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan
How people’s everyday experiences are powering the fight against AMR: a pharmacist’s perspective
The power of listening: what we’ve learnt about antimicrobial resistance from engaging with people and communities in Kenya
Five ways data is bolstering African countries' resilience to the pandemic and other global shocks
Power to the people: citizen-generated data will unlock solutions to antimicrobial resistance
Joining Up Health Data: A Webinar on the DREAMS Partnership in Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe Webinar
Ahora más que nunca - haciendo realidad la promesa de los registros administrativos: aspectos destacados del intercambio de experiencias ALC - África
Now more than ever - realizing the full promise of administrative data: highlights from the LAC-Africa Peer Exchange
Los datos de 'rutina' pueden brindar un impulso extraordinario en las oportunidades de vida, dicen los gobiernos de América Latina y África
'Ordinary' data can deliver extraordinary boost in life chances say Latin American and African governments
GEO-AWS Earth Observation Cloud Credits Programme harnesses big data for decision-makers in developing countries
Kenya Space Agency will lead efforts to use earth data to curb drought
Opening Remarks ‘Earth Observations and Geospatial data for Development’
Government of Kenya and Private Sector to collaborate on Mobile Phone Data Protection & Privacy Framework
New satellite technology tool transforms ability to manage food security in five African countries
Brokering a Solution to Address Country-Level Challenges: The Africa Regional Data Cube
Data for Development Festival
Data and Technology for the SDGs: Highlights from UN General Assembly Side Events
Announcing Funding for 10 Development Data Innovation Projects
East Africa's open data revolution
Potholes and Development Goals: A Dispatch from Kenya’s Silicon Savannah
Joining-up data for universal healthcare in Kenya: The view from the Ministry of Health
Intercambio de experiencias entre América Latina y el Caribe y África sobre registros administrativos
Latin America and the Caribbean-Africa Peer Exchange on Administrative Data
A Study of Africa Regional Data Cube Governance Frameworks and Operationalization
Ghana-Kenya Peer Learning Exchange on SDG Monitoring: Summary Report
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: