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[…]

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[…]

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)[…]

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