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Acquainting Young Civic Leaders with Transformative Digital Technology

Acquainting Young Civic Leaders with Transformative Digital Technology

5 p.m., Friday, July 29. We could hear hustle-bustle outside the Kathmandu Living Labs wall. Thirty-one young, civic leaders from Association of Youth Organizations Network (AYON) had arrived at KLL. Their quest was to learn how digital technology can be used in making lives in communities better. Kathmandu Living Labs contributed to this quest byRead more about Acquainting Young Civic Leaders with Transformative Digital Technology[…]

Youth and Mapping for Social Change

Youth and Mapping for Social Change

“I will map remote villages and schools in the outskirts of Kathmandu,” said a university student enrolled in an intensive workshop on Youth Leadership, Open Mapping and Sustainable Community Development. On June 24 and 25, 20 young leaders were motivated to use open data and civic technology to solve social problems during a new courseRead more about Youth and Mapping for Social Change[…]

OSM Geoweek at KLL: Global Shapers and OpenStreetMap

OSM Geoweek at KLL: Global Shapers and OpenStreetMap

Kathmandu Living Labs hosted members of Global Shapers who had come to Kathmandu to learn about issues related to sustainable cities. The Global Shapers members had come to Kathmandu for the Shape South Asia conference about creating sustainable cities. During the four-day meeting in Kathmandu, they visited Kathmandu Living Labs to learn about KLL andRead more about OSM Geoweek at KLL: Global Shapers and OpenStreetMap[…]

HOT Activation Workshop – Jakarta

HOT Activation Workshop – Jakarta

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, or HOT, was founded on the principle that a free, open and accessible map is a tremendously useful infrastructure during disaster response. HOT has time and again played a huge role in engaging the international OSM community in creating an open, free map at times of disaster. HOT’s response to HaitiRead more about HOT Activation Workshop – Jakarta[…]

Chile Earthquake and KLL’s Remote Efforts

Chile Earthquake and KLL’s Remote Efforts

Every Friday, KLL celebrates 60 minutes of brown-bag ‘Innovation Hour’ in which the team members bring in new, fun ideas to the table. However this week’s innovation hour was different. This week’s KLL Friday Innovation Hour was dedicated to the recent Chile Earthquake. Following the massive 8.3 quake in Chile on Wednesday, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap TeamRead more about Chile Earthquake and KLL’s Remote Efforts[…]

Google at NTB and KLL: Collaborating for an Open Data Paradigm in Nepal

Google at NTB and KLL: Collaborating for an Open Data Paradigm in Nepal

Google at Nepal Tourism Board and Kathmandu Living Labs: Collaborating for an Open Data Paradigm in Nepal   Just Google it! Now a pop culture reference point heard throughout the world, this phrase also defines the hyper-connected, continuously-innovating world of peer-to-peer technology. Google was here! Kathmandu is currently in the throes of recovering from theRead more about Google at NTB and KLL: Collaborating for an Open Data Paradigm in Nepal[…]

When Map Makers are ousted out of the map…

When Map Makers are ousted out of the map…

Last two months following the April 25 quake have been tumultuous, no doubt. The massive quake that left thousands of people homeless did not spare Kathmandu Living Labs either. The place that had been KLL’s home since its inception was rendered uninhabitable. During the first month after the quake, KLL was operating from the remainderRead more about When Map Makers are ousted out of the map…[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, June 1

Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, June 1

To draw meaning from data is the ultimate goal of any data collection effort. Once meaning is drawn from data, it prompts action. Here’s where visualization of data becomes vital as visualisations readily convey the meaning hidden in data. One such action-prompting visualization we’ve made for the earthquake response is this map at quakerelief.info. ThisRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, June 1[…]

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