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ODI Training of Trainers: lessons learned and way forward

ODI Training of Trainers: lessons learned and way forward

Pic: Group Picture of ODI ToT Team Two weeks ago I attended the Open Data Training of Trainers Course from Nov 26-30, organized by  Data for Development (D4D) in Nepal Program. The program was implemented by Asia Foundation and Development Initiatives and facilitated by Dr. David Tarrant and Mel Normal from the Open Data InstituteRead more about ODI Training of Trainers: lessons learned and way forward[…]

Kathmandu from above

Kathmandu from above

Project Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL) is working together with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) on the Modelling Exposure through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR) project. Our work is part of a larger collaboration between HOT, the British Geological Survey, ImageCat, and the UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme. This overall project is focused on developing innovativeRead more about Kathmandu from above[…]

UN Data Forum: My experience with data and daydreaming

UN Data Forum: My experience with data and daydreaming

I recently represented Kathmandu Living Labs at the second UN World Data Forum hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority of United Arab Emirates from October 22 to 24 in Dubai. It was supported by Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the UN Statistical Commission andRead more about UN Data Forum: My experience with data and daydreaming[…]

Nepal Earthquake Data: The Good, The Bad and How You Can Help

Nepal Earthquake Data: The Good, The Bad and How You Can Help

The following lines may deserve a place in Aesop’s fables. Imagine there is a goldmine – big and priceless. But many do not know about its whereabout and those who know about it, do not know how to extract it. Over time the goldmine is lost to antiquity and the only value that remains isRead more about Nepal Earthquake Data: The Good, The Bad and How You Can Help[…]

Software Development Workshop at KLL

Software Development Workshop at KLL

  We held a three-day Software Development Workshop at Kathmandu Living Labs last week. The workshop was facilitated by Rob Savoye who has worked on software that has been included in every Linux distribution ever created. Winner of 2011 Free Software Foundation award, he has been a long time developer of several GNU projects.  Read more about Software Development Workshop at KLL[…]

Training for Third Cohort of Digital Internship and Leadership program completed

Training for Third Cohort of Digital Internship and Leadership program completed

Digital Internship and Leadership (DIAL) program was started in 2017 to engage Nepal’s youth in creating critical map data of Nepal’s disaster-prone places while developing their digital leadership skills. In the program, a group of young people from diverse academic backgrounds perform tasks to map at-risk places in terms of disaster vulnerability remotely from theRead more about Training for Third Cohort of Digital Internship and Leadership program completed[…]

All Girls Event: Enhancing day to day lives through mapping

All Girls Event: Enhancing day to day lives through mapping

Pic: Group picture where everyone is showing 10 fingers i.e they learned 10 different things We invited 19 energetic girls from Udhesya: Girls in STEM program organized by Anuvuti International in collaboration with UNESCO to Kathmandu Living Labs this afternoon. This program aims to help girls learn and motivate to pursue their career in STEMRead more about All Girls Event: Enhancing day to day lives through mapping[…]

Web Weekend Kathmandu – A conference to bring web enthusiasts together

Web Weekend Kathmandu – A conference to bring web enthusiasts together

Members of tech team at Kathmandu Living Labs recently participated in Web Weekend Kathmandu, a two-day web conference that aims to connect web technologists around the world so they can come together, share, network and cross-learn from each other.  From mining crypto in the browser to designing stable system architecture to the prospect of theRead more about Web Weekend Kathmandu – A conference to bring web enthusiasts together[…]

KLL attends PARIS21/CBS workshop on leveraging new data sources

KLL attends PARIS21/CBS workshop on leveraging new data sources

In the event of a disaster, ensuring timely access to updated information from the ground could sometimes be the difference between a life saved, and a life lost. At KLL, we learned this during the Nepal earthquake, as we saw how the data generated through remote mapping — using OpenStreetMap (link) and Quake Map (link)Read more about KLL attends PARIS21/CBS workshop on leveraging new data sources[…]

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