Muchiri Nyaggah

Sustainable Development Data Expert in Nairobi, Kenya

Muchiri Nyaggah

Sustainable Development Data Expert in Nairobi, Kenya

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I currently serve as Executive Director at the Local Development Research Institute, an action-oriented African non-profit think tank whose work contributes to the efforts of African governments to end extreme poverty, end hunger and reduce inequalities.LDRI is focused on the role of agricultural transformation in ending hunger, poverty and inequality especially the capability of states to have and use data/statistics in decision-making on the continent.With 65% of Africa’s labor force employed in the agriculture sector (which contributes approximately 30% of the continent’s GDP), and the increasing need to achieve food sufficiency for 1.5 billion people by 2020, it is clear that agriculture will be pivotal to achieving these objectives.

I was the Deputy Executive Director and Policy Lead at the Open Institute and worked on open data and open government projects at national and sub-national level.

I have worked in technology and innovation consulting for 15 years some of which was spent at Semacraft Consulting Partners, a Nairobi-based multi-disciplinary practice I founded which helped leaders identify opportunities to create and deliver new value for citizens in Africa. I am currently focused on how organisations and governments in Africa can safeguard inclusive and sustainable development through innovation, strong institutions and multi-stakeholder participation in governance.

I am honoured to serve on a number of advisory boards including that of DEMO Africa (demo-africa.com), the Open Data Barometer & The Open Institute.

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    • Local Development Research Institute