About Us

“Liberating Knowledge for Opportunity”

OK_LG_LOGO_NEPAL_RGBOpen Knowledge Nepal is a non-profit open network of mostly young open knowledge enthusiasts. It is the working group of Open Knowledge International in Nepal founded in February 2013. The group has been involved in research, advocacy, training, organizing meetups and hackathons, and developing tools related to Open Data, Open Government Data, Open Source, Open Education, Open Access, Open Development, Open Research and others. The family of the group contains professors, students, activists, journalists, government officers from various fields as its members and supporters. The group also helps and supports Open Data entrepreneurs and startups to solve different kinds of data related problems they are facing through counseling, training and by developing tools for them.

Community Objective

  • Promoting the vision of Open Knowledge.
  • Organizing the local and global program related to Open Knowledge.
  • Creating and running different Open Knowledge working group in Nepal like: Open Government Data, Open Science, Open Economic, Open Research etc.
  • Developing tools, project and resources related to Open Knowledge and sharing it with the world.
  • Doing research and survey to map the situation of Open Knowledge in Nepal.
  • Collaborating / Working with local and international open network to improve the situation of Open Knowledge in Nepal.

Core Team

prakash_neupanePrakash Neupane | Ambassador

Prakash Neupane is the ambassador of Open Knowledge Nepal. He is a young  Entrepreneur and Open Knowledge Enthusiast, working actively for the betterment of openness, open community and technology. He have been engaging with consulting people and organization to use the technology in more social and economic development. With the passion and skill of planning, coordinating and organizing, He had devoted his time and energy to explore the possibility of adaptation the technology in tourism and education.

nikeshbalamiNikesh Balami | OGD and OD Team Lead

Nikesh Balami is an community coordinator and working group team leader of Open Government Data (OGD) and Open Development for Open Knowledge Nepal. He is engaged with an community since the very beginning of its establishment and had a strong believes in the philosophy of openness to create Transparent and Accountable society. He had completed diploma in computer engineering and now pursuing his bachelor degree in computer engineering.

kshitizkhanalKshitiz Khanal | Open Science Team Lead

Kshitiz Khanal is the team leader of Open Science and Open Access at Open Knowledge Nepal. He is currently involved in research of “Energy Planning for Sustainability” at Kathmandu University and is trained in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Planning. Main interests involve Open Science, Open Access, Open Government Data, Open Design, and Open Knowledge in general. He has been involved in research, training, consulting, and advocacy in open data, energy access, and sustainability as a professional.

sagarghimireSagar Ghimire | Developer

Sagar Ghimire plays the role of developer at Open Knowledge Nepal. He is an IT professional and an open source enthusiast with an extensive experience in web development. He believes in building a new and better IT environment based on virtualization. He is also a strong supporter of open data and an emerging entrepreneur. He had completed diploma and now pursuing his bachelor degree in computer engineering.


firojghimireFiroj Ghimire | Open Education Team Lead

Firoj Ghimire, the open education team lead is an enthusiastic promoter of open knowledge in Nepal and has worked extensively in open data projects. He is an outspoken advocate for openness and aims to revolutionize the society through its practice. He is currently pursuing undergraduate degree in computer science and information technology.


shubhamShubham Ghimire | Citizen Science Team Lead

Shubham Ghimire is an undergraduate computer science student, programmer & researcher. He is a hardcore Open Source lover, Open Data enthusiast and Open Knowledge Activist. Currently, he is the Citizen Science working group lead for Nepal. He is working with different Open Communities of Nepal to bring some technology revolution in Nepal.

  • Good luck to your Hard Work and keep continuing this contribution guys.

  • Xiamyra

    Hi there! I had a question for Kshitiz Khanal, we met at GOSH in Chili, I woud like to know more about open street map mapping workshops.
    – Are there other aims besides improving open street map?