“moja” is a Swahili word meaning ‘one’. The core software tools of moja global integrate multiple sources of data and other elements of emissions estimation. Swahili was used to credit moja global’s Kenyan origins, and when combined with the ‘global’ extension demonstrates the tools’ applicability word-wide.
In 2013, The Clinton Foundation and the Government of Kenya, with the support of the Government of Australia, began designing and developing a national system to enable the Government of Kenya to track emissions in the nation’s land sector through the SLEEK (System for Land-based Emissions Estimation in Kenya) program. SLEEK provides credible and accessible data to help the Government of Kenya make informed decisions on the land sector. This helps it address climate change and improve transparency and coordination between the government’s ministries and agencies across the land sector. As a result, it encourages better policies and more sustainable management of Kenya’s natural resources.
The tool underpinning the SLEEK system is the Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT). The FLINT is a platform developed by the moja global team that provides a framework for data collection, analysis and continuous improvement. The tool is based on over 20 years of experience building and operating integration tools in Australia and Canada. FLINT has been tested successfully by the Canadian Government against existing Canadian systems and is being implemented by the Government of Kenya as part of the SLEEK program.
Advanced software tools such as the FLINT require continuous alignment with the latest technical and scientific improvements. In order to deliver and sustain an effective tool for governments globally, the Clinton Climate Initiative, in collaboration with the governments of Australia and Canada, created moja global. The goal is to maintain and support the FLINT and similar software into the future by bringing together international experts to collaborate on the open-source software and partner with developing countries for its delivery.
Moja global is a collaborative project housed under The Linux Foundation, a non-profit consortium that develops and supports open-source projects. Building on the experience of the Linux Foundation, moja global ensures that the FLINT and associated software tools are reliable, thoroughly tested, well documented and easily understood. This professional management gives governments and other users confidence that the FLINT can be trusted to inform important policy functions and will be sustained in the long-term.
Moja global has an open-governance structure. The organizational rules are captured within a charter that allows for everybody to collaborate. View The moja global Charter here.
Anyone can request to have representation in the board provided they sign one of these agreements:
- The Non-Paying Participation Agreement for developing countries
- The Paying Participation Agreement for developed countries, international organisations and the private sector
Additionally, parties can also request observer status i.e. non-voting participation in board meetings.