Category: Events

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
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

Nikesh Balami
MAR 29

Open Data Expeditions in Dang: International Open Data Day 2019

On the occasion of the International Open Data Day 2019, Open Knowledge Nepal organized a day-long ‘Open Data Expedition in Dang’. The event was held at Hotel Doko, Ghorahi, Dang on 2nd March 2019. The event started at 9 AM with participants gathering at the venue. All total 40 participants joined the expedition event. Out

Shubham Ghimire
FEB 27

Nepal’s first Women in Data Conference

This post was jointly written by Dikpal Khatri Chhetry and Dipti Gautam of Open Knowledge Nepal. On 24th February 2019 Nepal’s first Women in Data Conference was organized with the theme डाटा शक्ति नारी शक्ति – ‘where two superpowers meet’ which brought together inspiring women speakers, influential panelists, data professionals, and aspiring young women in

Dikpal Chhetry
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

Nikesh Balami
NOV 19

Transforming into Digital Governance: Nepal IGF 2018

Nepal Internet Governance Forum (Nepal IGF) 2018 was recently organized in Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu from 2 – 3 November, with the theme of “Making Internet accessible, affordable and safe”. The event was hosted by Internet Society Nepal and co-hosted by Internet Governance Institute. The wide range of national and international organization supported the event. The

Shubham Ghimire
MAR 3

Data-a-thon For Journalist

Open Knowledge Nepal (OKN) and Center for Data Journalism Nepal (CDJN) hosted the data-a-thon, a pre-event to the open data day, on 28th February 2018. The data-a-thon was unique in its model where Journalist across print, digital and broadcast platforms where present along with the students/professionals of information technology. With the view to inspire data-driven

Dikpal Chhetry
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

Nikesh Balami