Blogs

SEP 5

Wrapping up youth in COVID response project Tulsipur

As the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic hit Nepal, the number of confirmed cases rose exponentially. The transmission of the virus was faster as compared to the first wave which resulted in a shortage of essentials like Oxygen cylinders, ICU, ventilators, ambulances, and more. These shortages, limited infrastructure, and a lack of a standard technical

Nikesh Balami
JUN 7

Shutting down real time data dashboard – Open Data Nepal portal

In August 2019, seeing the growth in demand and use of real-time (which is presented as it is acquired and difficult to handle) and fresh (which is consistently accessible, up-to-date and immediately usable) data, we launched the real-time data dashboard for air pollution, river watch & fruits and vegetables price at integrated the dashboard into

Open Knowledge Nepal
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

Nikesh Balami
MAR 18

Registration for Women in Data Virtual Conference 2021 is now open!

While Nepal’s first Women in Data Conference was hosted by The Data for Development (D4D) Programme on February 23, 2019 with the theme डाटा शक्ति नारी शक्ति – ‘where two superpowers meet’ and brought together influential people from the sector, 2020’s plans were met with a halt due to the on-going pandemic. This year however,

Open Knowledge Nepal
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

Nikesh Balami
FEB 14

Application for Data Fellowship is now open!

We are pleased to announce that applications are open for Data Fellowship. The objective of this fellowship organized by Code for Nepal and Open Knowledge Nepal is to help Nepalis, inside and outside of Nepal, especially those who are impacted by COVID-19, build their data skills. Youths and professionals, especially from Provinces 2 and 6 are highly encouraged to

Open Knowledge Nepal

Application for Hawkins Fellowship is now open!

We are pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2021 Hawkins Fellowship. The objective of this fellowship organized by Code for Nepal and Open Knowledge Nepal is to help underprivileged youth to increase their access to the competitive tech market. ResumeDidi will serve s a Personal Development Coach for the selected fellows. Youths

Open Knowledge Nepal
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

Nikesh Balami
MAR 8

[Press release] A joint partnership for the Women Entrepreneurship Data project announced

[March 8, 2020], Women in STEM Nepal, Open Knowledge Nepal and Women Leaders in Technology signed a joint project partnership agreement which aims to make the data related to women entrepreneurs of Nepal easily accessible such that it supports new entrepreneurs and other existing stakeholders with resources for evidence-based decision making. This will eliminate the

Open Knowledge Nepal