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MAR 19

Open Data Day 2021: Datathon in Tulsipur

On the occasion of the International Open Data Day (March 6, 2021), Open Knowledge Nepal organized a day-long ‘Datathon’ in Tulsipur Dang, where in-total 30 participants joined the event to learn about open data, its importance, and applications. The event was organized at Munal Pahuna Ghar, Tulsipur, Dang in partnership with the Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan City

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MAR 14

Rebuilding community to work on climate and environment data

The event summary of this blog post was written by Dikpal Khatri Chhetry. Being a community-driven organization, the COVID-19 pandemic was a nightmare for Open Knowledge Nepal. Like many organizations around the world, we went through the difficult phase; struggling to find new projects and sustaining existing ones. More importantly, we missed reaching out to

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JUL 10

Adapting with the changing times: A way forward for WEData Nepal

The blog post is jointly written by the project leads of Women Entrepreneurship Data (WEData) Nepal. Women’s role inside the family is largely evolving in recent decades, with the increase in education, and the need for income in families to sustain the growing inflation. But women are not equally participative, due to socio-cultural and economic

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MAR 1

Open Knowledge Nepal launches Air Quality Nepal Twitter Bot

As per the monitoring data published by the Department of Environment at pollution.gov.np, which comes under the Ministry of Forests and Environment, Nepal has seen the increasing growth of air pollution but despite all this, we see very few government-led initiatives which aim to sensitize citizens regarding air pollution and its health effects. Although the

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AUG 4

Geeking out Realtime Data at Open Data Hackathon

On 26th July 2019, Around 35 data geeks and environment experts came together at Open Data Hackathon organized by Open Knowledge Nepal to explore the real-time air pollution and hydrology data to find key insights. The event started with the basic introduction of the real-time data dashboard and datasets available. The participants were then divided

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Summer update of Open Knowledge Nepal

The last couple of months has been quite busy for the team of Open Knowledge Nepal with lots of projects, workshops and events. In this blog, we try to summarize all the activities which were conducted in the past couple of months as part of our quarterly update. Empowering women With the aim of strengthening

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APR 14

Introducing the first batch of Open Data Women Fellow 2019

Open Knowledge Nepal is delighted to announce the first batch of Open Data Women Fellow 2019. We were really pleased to receive a large number of applications and selecting only 10 fellows from the pool of deserving candidates was very challenging. We believe the enthusiasm & knowledge of selected fellow will help open data community

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FEB 23

Application for Open Data Fellowship – Women Edition is now open!

  Open Knowledge Nepal is very excited to announce that the ‘Open Data Fellowship – Women Edition‘ application is now open for all the women enthusiasts out there. The main motive behind the fellowship is to increase the number of women leaders in the field of open data in Nepal and use the existing expertise

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Shaping the future of Open Knowledge in Nepal

Wrapping up 2018, we’d like to take this opportunity to thanks everyone who supported us over the past year. In this cold winter season, we tried to reflect our key works of 2018 over the cup of coffee. 2018 has been the year of collaboration and growth. As our commitment in last year’s blog, we

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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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