SwahiliBox Research

Swahilibox Research is an organization that drives community engagement and civic innovation by making local information more accessible to the public by advocating for open data via technology.


What we do


Data Mining

Data mining is a powerful new technology with great potential to help companies focus on the most important information in the data they have collected about the behavior of their customers and potential customers. It discovers information within the data that queries and reports can't effectively reveal.

UI/UX Research

Many of us don’t really understand what User Experience Design is, but we do understand that it’s important. This is not just about defining which element will go where, It is about knowing what you users realy need. If people can't use your product, they wunt.

Use of Open Data

There are many areas where we can expect open data to be of value, and where examples of how it has been used already exist. There are also many different groups of people and organisations who can benefit from the availability of open data, including government itself. We use this data and give it a better meaning to make the world much better

Latest Projects


Mombasa Heritage and Tourism Visualization


Mombasa Old Town Visualization

The old town of Mombasa is located at the eastern, seaward end of the island. Kilindini and Port Reitz, the modern deep-water harbour and port separates the island from the Kenyan mainland to the south. During the global open data day 2015, Swahilibox members gathered to develop a tool to visualize the old town dataset. Read more here

Data Literacy Movement


This program aims to provide a solid overview over the workflow with data guiding you from what data is, to how to make your data tell a story. We hope that you will see that data is accessible, and that it’s doable and that it’s meaningful, and if that’s the case, then they’ll want to keep using it in creating data driven projects at Swahilibox..

Mombasa Old Town Visualization