Our Story

Helix Analytics Africa is an extension of Training Center in Communication (TCC Africa) based at The University of Nairobi – Faculty of Science  and  Technology. It is the data analytics branch of TCC founded to promote “data for impact (D4I) ” by leveraging on Open Science and modern data infrastructure to enhance public insights.

Data for Impact (D4I) was first introduced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to support countries realize the power of data as evidence that could improve programs, policies, and health outcomes (https://www.data4impactproject.org/resources/publications/).

The strategy of Helix Analytics Africa is to extend the capacity of data analytics for public use through collaboration with Data Governance institutions who regulate open data. The significance of this collaboration is to create credibility in collated data.

Helix Analytics Africa is self sustainable; therefore, the data professionals focus not only to communicate efficiently to the public but usemodern techniques to learn fromdata and develop industry solutions.


Our Vision

To be Africa’s most valuable organization in strengthening “data for impact” and create opportunity for early career data professionals through strong partnerships

Why Helix?

Government statistics has been used for a long time as the cornerstone of the evidence needed to generate informed debate, however, there is a gap in understanding all of today’s users and potential uses of statistics. Aditionally, there are Increasing amount and range of statistics that are relevant to the public and industry but are not official statistics. This makes it difficult to deliver data information for general public. Helix analytics’ collaboration with data governance institutions helps in supporting access and quality in the wider data information world. By supporting application of the code of practice and development of protocols for assessment of non-officialsources,the governance institutions support access to data and analytics beyond their scope.


The Concept of Public Insights

  • Analytics produced by non-official organizations, not covered by government but apply formal standards (Code) of Practice. An Output that does not come from a government department or government-related body, local or devolved authority, or an official international reporting body
  • Moving beyond Statistics to Statistical Analysis. The distinction between data and statistics to statistical products. The move towards more coherent statistical analysis, not just the publication of individual sets of statistics.
  • Recognizing the increasingly complex data ecosystem as an opportunity for more timely, relevant and above all useful statistics

Our Values


We act like owners & uphold the fiduciary principle


Partnerships based on individual intimacy


Consistently do what we say


Uphold the rule of fairness and equity

Customer Facing

Our clients come first

Recognizing Success

Celebrating wins and learnings

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