Blogs

AUG 24

Who says what: 9th National Information Day Kathmandu

[22nd August 2016] By felicitating six RTI campaigners Raju Dhakal, Sailendra Jha, Biswadeep Tiwari, Modanath Trital, Govinda Dahal and Prabin Kumar Sharma. National Information Commission (NIC) marked the celebration of 9th National Information Day in Kathmandu. Honorable Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was the chief guest of an event. Every year Information Day is celebrated

Nikesh Balami

Office of Company Registrar Nepal joined the momentum

Sometimes small key points makes you happy and boost your determination. My recent visit to the Office of the Company Registrar Nepal website makes me feel that way. The reason for my happiness  with the website is pretty straightforward – I was happy because I found a page named “Data” in the site with whole

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Fundraising for Open Data Handbook Nepali Version

Open Data Barometer 2015, a global annual survey that measures and ranks the availability, readiness, and impact of open (government) data of nations ranked Nepal at position 68 among 92 countries surveyed. Nepal’s overall score is 13.09, Readiness score is 22, Implementation score is 12, and Impact score is 8. The scores are relative to

Nikesh Balami
JUN 2

Stay Tuned!! We are updating

Last week on the date of 28th May 2016, Open Knowledge International (OKI) announced the official name change through an announcement on the Blog and the Forum. An UK-registered organisation, which was previously known as Open Knowledge Foundation Network (OKFN) & Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) now want everyone to denote and support them by using

Nikesh Balami
FEB 26

International Open Data Day 2016: PublicBodies Datathon

Event Details: Date: 5th March 2016, Saturday Venue: Nepal Engineers’ Association, Pulchowk, Lalitpur For Registration, please fill Google form and we will notify you with more details in 3rd March 2016, Thursday.  Please contact Mr. Roshan Gautam (roosan.gm@gmail.com) and Mr. Shubham Ghimire (shubhamghimire1996@gmail.com) for more information. What is Open Data Day? Open Data Day is a global

Nikesh Balami
JAN 8

Open Data goes local in Nepal: Findings of Nepal Open Data Index 2015

The Local Open Data Index Nepal 2015 is a crowdsourced survey that examines the availability of Open Data at city level. The survey was conducted for the second time in Nepal by Open Knowledge Nepal. See our previous post that announced the local index here. Background For the decentralization of power from central authority to

Nikesh Balami
DEC 15

Nepal Open Data Index 2015

Nepal Open Data Index measures the openness of key data published by Nepal Government’s local bodies, Metropolitan City Offices, Sub-metropolitan City Offices, District Development Committees (DDC), Village Development Committees (VDC) etc. The main reason of running Nepal Open Data Index 2015 is to measure and monitor the state of open data across the local cities

Nikesh Balami
DEC 10

Global Open Data Index 2015 is live now – Nepal ranked #61 this year

Open Knowledge International has published the Global Open Data Index 2015, showing that countries outside of Europe, the US & Canada have made some impressive gains in releasing key data. However, progress remains slow for most governments, who are still not providing key information in an accessible formats to be used, without restriction, by their

Nikesh Balami
DEC 6

Highlighting the importance of Open Access & Open Research here at Nepal

Due to the ongoing crisis situation and political instability of the country, we were unable to celebrate Open Access Week 2015 like past years. so, because of this reason we planned to organize Open Access Workshop in collaboration with Open Access Nepal. The aim of an workshop was to discuss the importance of open access

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