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InfoNET’s commitment to openness and transparency drives the organisation to work on projects championing causes such as these. With a credible track record of harnessing the use of ICTs to enhance civic participation and monitor elections, we provide governments, organisations,  and other entities with technological support and capacity building for their works.

InfoNET and the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC)

InfoNET and the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC)

InfoNET’s commitment to openness and transparency drives the organisation to work on projects championing causes such as these. With a credible track record of harnessing the use of ICTs to enhance civic participation and monitor elections, we provided the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC) with technological support and capacity building for their work on and around the 11th August, 2016 election period. The election centre, which is ICT driven was set up to provide relevant, verified and timely information on the election situation around Zambia and is the country’s first ever Election Situation Room (ESR). Having been a part of the project from inception we met with several of partners […]

El Nino Situation Room

El Nino Situation Room

This was a Crisis center setup at the onset of the El Nino Season which is part of the larger EL Nino Southern Oscillation Cycle (ENSO). In the past the phenomenon has led to massive loss of lives and damage to infrastructure, most notably the 1997 rains. This time round through a collaborative effort spearheaded the Office of the Deputy President (Legal and Intergovernmental Liaison Office) and InfoNET, a center was put up to monitor and document weather patterns, casualties and appropriate responses. The activities of the Center were also supported by external partners who include Columbia University, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), Kenya Red Cross, National Disaster Operations Center […]

Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) Launch

Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) Launch

The essence of data harnessing to meet Sustainable Goals. On a global scale, abject poverty, increase in equality and injustice, and climate change sit at the realm as focal concerns being experienced. To curb this, a Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) was formed and supported by 198 nations who vowed to achieve 7 global goals through a series of short term and long term efforts. These efforts are expected to achieve the global goals within the next fifteen years. Established on September, 2015 the initiative was adopted by governments, civil society, private sector, international organizations, academic, statistical and data communities, and networks who represent all sectors of society, […]

Open Government Partnership (OGP) II

Open Government Partnership (OGP) II

Following last year’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) Initiative held in Mexico, South Africa was at the forefront chairing the continent’s Regional meeting in Cape Town earlier in May this year. The meeting saw the convergence of more than 500 individuals from Africa who are involved in the government or civil society to debate how open government, and a more transparent and accountable style of governance, can support sustainable development in Africa. In his opening speech, South African Minister for Public Service and Administration N. A. Ramatlhodi revealed that his country had made significant strides in creating platforms for engagement with partners from government and civil society to discover, share and […]

Open Government Partnership Global Summit

Open Government Partnership Global Summit

The Open Government partnership global summit held in Mexico in 28th October 2015, set the stage for a buildup of inclusive multi-stakeholder enterprises to fast track data revolution in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In order to achieve this Governments will need to open up previously non-existing or closed channels to allow data flow to be used as a tool in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The summit was attended by leading partners in this Data led Revolution namely InfoNET, Paris 21, ODI and CEPEI. Main talking points hovered around multi-stakeholder approaches and regional approaches on the implementation of Data to attain the SDG’S. Broadly the […]

National Forum on Sustainable Development Data

National Forum on Sustainable Development Data

The growing need for data-driven advancement both at national and global level led to the convening of the Inaugural National Forum on Sustainable Data for Development (NFSDD), organized by a multi-sectoral technical committee spearheaded by InfoNET. The event themed “Transformation through Evidence: Involve, Inform, Transform” was held on 28th and 29th August 2015 and was hosted by the Office of the Deputy President. The forum was the culmination of over 10+ technical committee meetings comprised of 34+ representative from civil society, private sector, government and innovators; 62+ Pillar working group meetings on the MTPII priority areas of Health, Education, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Peace & Security which also recognized inclusivity and cross-cutting […]

DG Trends

DG Trends

Fourth Annual High-Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa: Trends, Challenges, and Prospects The African Union (AU) continues to make great strides towards realizing its Agenda 2063 that envisions “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena. During the Fourth Annual High-Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa: Trends, Challenges, and Prospects, gender inequality was addressed in detail. The dialogue held in Kigali on 7th and 8th December 2015 addressed Women’s equal participation and leadership in Political parties in Africa, a key aspiration within the Agenda 2063. Infonet managed the Social Media Interaction […]

Ennova – Ideation for Climate Change

Ennova – Ideation for Climate Change

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) adopted in September 2015, by the United Nations General Assembly, will require intense mining of data from public, private, and citizen-generated sources. The essence of investing in high-quality data, from an array of sources, is to enable the country scale effectiveness of projects set to meet these goals. Additionally, the move is expected to see an increase in transparency and accountability by the government thus driving a citizen-centric nation. InfoNET, in a joint effort with the Kenya School of Government (KSG), under the National Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (NPSDD), recently anchored an ideation for climate action dubbed ENNOVA. Ennova is a series […]