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Open Knowledge Nepal is a non-profit open network of mostly young open knowledge enthusiasts. It is the working group of Open Knowledge International in Nepal founded in February 2013. The organization has been involved in research, advocacy, training, organizing meetups and hackathons, and developing tools related to Open Data, Open Government Data, Open Source, Open Education, Open Access, Open Development, Open Research and others. The family of the organization contains professors, students, activists, journalists, government officers from various fields as its members and supporters. The organization also helps and supports Open Data entrepreneurs and startups to solve different kinds of data related problems they are facing through counseling, training and by developing tools for them.

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Open Knowledge Institute

Open Knowledge Institute is a
network of data literacy practitioners, coordinating and implementing training as well as data literacy activities in Nepal. We work to empower CSO, journalists, civil servants and citizens with the proper skill-set to gather, analyze & use data as per the
requirements.

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Open Knowledge Project

Open Knowledge Project is a hub for innovative open data ideas, where we research, develop and deploy them to attain sustained method or tools to mitigate real-time problems. Our tools are designed according to the Nepal’s environment and use data & technology to curtail social & economical aspects.

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Open Knowledge Research

Open Knowledge Research team follows different Open Research models to study the scope and constraints on various Open Knowledge working areas. We believe that research can be more relevant and effective measure to depict the accountability and transparency of developmental projects in Nepal.

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Open Knowledge Nepal - A nonprofit organization!!

After working for almost 4 years in various Open Knowledge fields as an open, volunteer-led community, we are now proud of announcing ourselves as a registered organization, as an officially registered non-profit organization under Nepal Government, Company Act 2063. The registration number of Open Knowledge Nepal at Office of Company Registrar, Tripureshwor is 16071/073/074 and the Permanent Account Number (PAN) registration number of an organization is 604373948 under Inland Revenue Department, Nepal. With an affiliation number 44888. Open Knowledge Nepal is also regis...

Open Access and Open Data gaining momentum in Nepal

For the 5th time in a row, Open Knowledge Nepal team led the efforts of organizing International Open Data Day in Nepal. This year it was a collaborative effort of Kathmandu Living Labs and Open Knowledge Nepal. It was also the first official out of Kathmandu Valley event of Open Knowledge Nepal. Organizations like Code for Nepal, Gandaki College of Engineering and Science and Open Access Nepal were the partners for the event. The aim of our ODD event was to serve as a platform for bringing together open knowledge enthusiasts from different backgrounds, and support a se...

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