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[…]

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[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Updates from KLL Situation Room, May 27

Nepal Earthquake: Updates from KLL Situation Room, May 27

Additional Set of Volunteers at QuakeMap Yesterday, we highlighted the QuakeMap maxim of  “No report is left unclosed!” – meaning we are determined to see that all reports on QuakeMap get fully addressed. However, closing all 1800 reports takes time and resources. Thanks to Professional Development and Research Center (PDRC), we have an additional set ofRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Updates from KLL Situation Room, May 27[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 7 (May 2)

Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 7 (May 2)

In addition to a robust OSM Team of mappers working actively in coordination with international mappers to map disaster affected regions of Nepal, we also have a dedicated group of volunteers working in scouring social media to submit reports of affected areas, verifying the correctness of reports received, and connecting victims with aid organizations to mobilizeRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from KLL Situation Room – Day 7 (May 2)[…]

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