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DEC 3

3 days of learning and networking: UN World Data Forum

In Octobers, I got an opportunity to represent Open Knowledge Nepal at the UN World Data Forum 2018 organized Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority of United Arab Emirates with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level

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JAN 8

New survey reveals the importance of developing Nepal’s open data capacity

On 30 November 2017, Open Knowledge Nepal completed a month-long Open Data Awareness Program, including an Open Data Hackathon, which brought students and youths from different backgrounds under the same roof to work collaboratively on different aspects of open data. The awareness program sensitized more the 335+ youths and students from different colleges and youth

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NOV 20

Beta Version of Election Nepal Portal Released

Election Nepal Homepage On 13th April 2017 (31st Chaitra 2073), A day before Nepalese New Year 2074, we officially released the first Beta version of Election Nepal Portal in collaboration with Code for Nepal and made it open for contribution. What is Electionnepal.org? Election Nepal in a crowdsourced citizen engagement portal which will include Local Elections

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OCT 30

Sensitizing Nepal’s digital natives: Open Data Awareness Program announced

To support Nepal’s growing open data movement and increase its network of data-savvy practitioners, Open Knowledge Nepal has announced the Open Data Awareness Program, which aims to sensitize more than 300+ students and youth from seven districts. The Open Data Awareness Program aims to raise awareness about the concept and usage of open data to

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OCT 5

Nepal’s Progress in Open Data: Ranking and Open Percentage

In May 2nd, 2017 Open Knowledge International launched the 4th edition of Global Open Data Index (GODI), a global assessment of open government data publication. This year Global Open Data Index compares national government in 94 places across the 15 key datasets that have been assessed by the community as the most useful for solving

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SEP 10

ओपन नलेज नेपालद्वारा खुल्ला डाटा पुस्तिकाको पहिलो संस्करण प्रकाशित

ओपन नलेज नेपालद्वारा आयोजित “खुल्ला डाटा पुस्तिका” को प्रथम नेपाली संस्करण बिमोचन कार्यक्रम २०७४ साल साउन २३ गतेका दिन मुड्स लंज त्रीपुरेश्वोरमा भब्य कार्यक्रमका बीच सम्पन्न गरियो । उक्त कार्यक्रममा ओपेन डाटाको क्षेत्रमा लाग्नुभएका विभिन्न व्यक्ति तथा संस्थाहरुको उल्लेखनीय सहभागिता थियो । कार्यक्रमा राष्ट्रिय सूचना आयोगका प्रमुख सूचना आयुक्त्त श्री कृष्णहरि बास्कोटा, काठमाडौँ लिभिंग ल्याब्सका

Nikesh Balami
AUG 17

Open Data Handbook now available in the Nepali Language

On 7 August 2017 Open Knowledge Nepal launched the first version of Nepali Open Data Handbook – An introductory guidebook used by governments and civil society organizations around the world as an introduction and blueprint for open data projects. The book was launched by Mr. Krishna Hari Baskota, Chief Information Commissioner of National Information Commission, Dr.

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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

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MAR 13

Open Access and Open Data gaining momentum in Nepal

For the 5th time in a row, Open Knowledge Nepal team led the effort 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

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