Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 4)

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 4)

The final day of orientation started with Simon Sinek’s reflective video on ‘how great leaders inspire action’. In that video Sinek speaks on how great leaders become successful in their fields because not only do they understand the “what” and “how”, but on “why” they do the things they do. The interns were then requestedRead more about Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 4)[…]

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 3)

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 3)

After the dense second day, the third was all about MAPPING! The day began with a remote talk by Professor Bertram Bruce who spoke on community engagement of youth, and incorporating experiences in community in the form of curriculum which increases practical relevance of education. Despite technical difficulties, the participants enjoyed the talk and reflectedRead more about Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 3)[…]

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 2)

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 2)

  In the second day, we intended to educate our interns on the bigger picture of why we designed the DIAL program for them. We designed the sessions to inform them of the larger context of connecting data, technology and society; transitioning from undergraduate studies to starting a career; and how citizens can contribute toRead more about Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 2)[…]

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 1)

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 1)

Sustainability is a key-term here at Kathmandu Living Labs. When we talk about sustainability, we are concerned not only with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is indeed a major focus of our work, but with the idea of longevity of all our projects beyond our involvement. Every project that we embark upon is a researchRead more about Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 1)[…]

How did 2015 earthquake help Nepal develop its confidence in digital technology?

How did 2015 earthquake help Nepal develop its confidence in digital technology?

On April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale. It sent shockwaves through the country’s 31 out of 75 districts, killing 9,000 people and injuring many more. In the wake of the quake, most of rural Nepal lay in ruins – requiring a nationally coordinated reconstruction effort.Read more about How did 2015 earthquake help Nepal develop its confidence in digital technology?[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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