Director, Centre for Innovations in Open Governance, Kenya
Timothy is the founder and Executive Director of the Open Governance Institute (OGI) in Kenya. The OGI is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to advance the delivery of public services through budget research, advocacy, and innovation. Timothy has over five years of experience in the field of Public Finance Management (PFM) and governance, with a keen interest in advancing efforts by practitioners of good governance to adapt to the dynamism in the civic space. Timothy has overseen tests and experiments of innovative participatory approaches, including application of segmented participatory budgeting (PB), Public Deliberation (PD), simplification of public budgets and policies.
As an enthusiast of open governance, Timothy sees the Open Government Partnership (OGP) as a platform to advance values and principles of open governance, such as civic engagement, transparency, and accountability. He has been involved with the OGP since 2016, when he endorsed Elgeyo Marakwet County pioneering participation in the OGP Sub-National, Local program. He subsequently facilitated the co-creation of the County’s second (non-pilot) Action Plan 2018-2020. Currently, he is a Board member of the People Powered Research Board
“I’ve liked the discussion today,” commented Alan Kipchumba, an Elgeyo Marakwet County-based contractor, “because the approach used was inclusive, thus participants represented various sectors and segments of society and gave opinions and discussed issues reflective of real-life experiences and not…