Improving Sub-National Spatial Data Analytics in Kenya Through Public-Private Initiatives

June 26, 2023

In 2022, Cepei, together with LIRNEasia and other research centers from the Global South, created the SDG Acceleration Roadmap initiative that aimed to map public-private data collaborations and their contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

From Cepei, we hope that, through this research, public-private data partnerships will improve their potential to respond to the global context.

This Case Study provides insights into the partnership between several private providers of spatial data and Vihiga County Government in Kenya in establishing public-private initiatives. It was prepared by Muchiri Nyaggah at LDRI.

Principales hallazgos

In Vihiga, Kania, officials use spatial data to make decisions. In a constituency called Emuhaya, a geospatial information systems (GIS) lab has been providing data and testing to the government for years.

Vihiga’s GIS laboratory was instrumental in developing a policy to improve maternal healthcare outreach in Emuhaya constituency.

Vihiga’s GIS Lab demonstrates the feasibility of a public-private data initiative model that can support sustainable development actions at the local level.

Main Findings

In Vihiga, Kania, officials use spatial data to make decisions. In a constituency called Emuhaya, a geospatial information systems (GIS) lab has been providing data and testing to the government for years.

Vihiga’s GIS laboratory was instrumental in developing a policy to improve maternal healthcare outreach in Emuhaya constituency.

Vihiga’s GIS Lab demonstrates the feasibility of a public-private data initiative model that can support sustainable development actions at the local level.

About the author

Muchiri Nyaggah

Muchiri has more than 20 years of experience working on software development and technology innovation for those living on irregular income in Africa, online strategy for African organizations, and public policy implementation for development data. His background in innovation consulting has allowed him to bring the same multi-disciplinary approach LDRI does to our project to support African governments in implementing programs to achieve the Malabo commitments.

Acerca del autor

Muchiri Nyaggah

Muchiri has more than 20 years of experience working on software development and technology innovation for those living on irregular income in Africa, online strategy for African organizations, and public policy implementation for development data. His background in innovation consulting has allowed him to bring the same multi-disciplinary approach LDRI does to our project to support African governments in implementing programs to achieve the Malabo commitments.

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