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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)[…]

OpenStreetMap (OSM) for Enterprises: A Workshop to Introduce OSM to Businesses in Nepal

OpenStreetMap (OSM) for Enterprises: A Workshop to Introduce OSM to Businesses in Nepal

  In the 21st century, technology is correctly understood to be the backbone of several industries and enterprises in the world. Successful technology works in the background, yet makes life much easier and society more efficient. One such tool is OpenStreetMap (OSM). OSM is a free and open digital map of the world that reliesRead more about OpenStreetMap (OSM) for Enterprises: A Workshop to Introduce OSM to Businesses in Nepal[…]

KLL HeiGIT partnership

KLL HeiGIT partnership

– By Melanie Eckle, HeiGIT Since 2009 the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg has been conducting cutting edge research and application and service development around the use and creation of OpenStreetMap data and open data in general. In this vein, they are collaborating with different stakeholders and organizations to create relevant, up-to-date and innovative researchRead more about KLL HeiGIT partnership[…]

One more step towards extending the OSM Girls Community

One more step towards extending the OSM Girls Community

Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering and Geography are male dominated research and employment sectors. OpenStreetMap (OSM) lies at the intersection of these fields and is similarly male dominated. While the communities for these sectors experience continuous growth in numbers and global extent, the number of female participants in these communities usually fail to keep upRead more about One more step towards extending the OSM Girls Community[…]

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[…]

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