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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 […]

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Digital Governance Hackathon being organized

A 2-day hackathon on Digital Governance is being organized on February 11-12 in Kathmandu, Nepal at Hotel Hardik, Bagbazaar. Hackathons are a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and subject matter experts collaborate intensively on software projects. The hackathon aims to bring people together to collaboratively work on problems that real-life digital governance projects […]

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Citizen Science in Context of Nepal

“Citizen Science is the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists.” -Oxford Dictionary Science is our most reliable system of gaining new knowledge and citizen science is the involvement of the public in scientific research, discovery […]

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QA with Open Access Activist of Nepal

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship […]

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QA of Open Data Handbook Nepali Version

Handbook Introduction The Open Data Handbook (first issued in 2010 and regularly updated) is a guide to open data, specifically open government data. It was first issued in 2010 by Open Knowledge International and has been regularly updated since. The handbook has been used by governments and civil society organizations around the world as an […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Collecting the information of Nepal Government diverse PublicBodies: PublicBodies Datathon

[5th March 2016] Once again, a bunch of open philosophy believers and lovers gathered for the fourth annual celebration of International Open Data Day 2016 in Nepal. This year Open Data Day was organized in three different places of Nepal and was lead by different communities. Open Knowledge Nepal in collaboration with FOSS Nepal Community […]

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