Blogs

By: Anjesh Tuladhar On: 12 November, 2013

Many of us in Nepal, mostly urbanites, don't know our constituency. It's a pity, but understandable. There's no easily available data. Election Commission (EC) of Nepal doesn't seem to have ‘easy to find information.’ Even if you manage to find those information, those will be in pdf format.

By: Pavitra Rana On: 01 November, 2013

The public release of 2013 Aid Transparency Index was made last Thursday on 24th of October. Initiated by Publish What You Fund, the global campaign for aid transparency, it is the only global measure that assesses foreign aid transparency among the world’s major donors.

By: Pavitra Rana On: 07 October, 2013

Open Nepal organized a series of half-day workshops titled Open Nepal stakeholder workshops – How Can Open Nepal Help You? on 25th and 26th Septemberfor different stakeholder groups including media, civil society organizations and technologists each on separate hours.

By: Anjesh Tuladhar On: 30 September, 2013

Opendata Mini Hackathon on Election was indeed a mini one with around 20 participants and 5 projects on Election data. The hackathon projects made use of available dataset in the election website. There were very few data in the site and those listed were also in pdfs, and in different kind of encoding. One of the interesting datasets is on Election Results of CA Election 2064 http://www.election.gov.np/reports/CAResults/reportBody.php.

By: Open Nepal On: 23 September, 2013

To raise awareness on Open Data in Nepal and create an ecosystem to make those data more accessible to information intermediaries and subsequently to citizens, Open Nepal Week commenced on 2nd June, 2013 in Kathmandu with a series of events organized by Open Nepal partners – Freedom Forum, Young Innovations, the NGO Federation of Nepal and the aidinfo programme at Development Initiatives with support from Open Aid Partnership.

By: Open Nepal On: 13 September, 2013

Open Nepal partner organizations- Freedom Forum, NGO Federation of Nepal and Young Innovations - have become the first organizations in Nepal to publish their information about foreign aid funded projects in the standard format of International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).

By: Rinu Maharjan On: 22 August, 2013
February 23rd, 2013 marked a day in Kathmandu with an event that was first of its kind in the country. It was Open Data Day celebrated in events such as Hackathon, Mapthon, Editathon etc bringing in various stakeholders of the open data and related subjects together. In the Hackathon we saw 8 teams working hard extracting data, visualizing the data and creating tools and apps using open data. One of the teams included students from Kathmandu Engineering College, Kalimati. This group of second year students from KEC created a visualization of oil price comparison between Nepal and India and they became successful in bagging the first place in the Open Data Day Hackathon.
By: Anjesh Tuladhar On: 20 June, 2013

How do you choose the best from the best? I am sure judges had really hard time to select the best ones from the pool of 19 unique projects. However there has to be the winners at the end. The first prize of OpenNepal Hackathon of Rs. 30000 went to "Aid Flow Data Analysis and Visualization" which visualizes the aid data in the world map, showing the flow of money from donors to recipient countries. Similarly Bloodplus bagged the second award with cash prize of Rs. 20000.

By: Rinu Maharjan On: 04 April, 2013

While advocating about the concept of open data and its usefulness, it is also important to know the demand of data of the specific region. The kind of data that people from various sectors are looking for needs to be identified. Therefore, to understand the level of awareness about open data and the demand of data in Nepal, we conducted a survey during the Open Data Day. Out of 56 participants of the survey, there were 35 students and 21 professionals working in various sectors.

By: Rinu Maharjan On: 26 February, 2013

There were eight groups of hackers working on their projects on Open Data Day Hackthon in Kathmandu. Those groups and their projects are:

1. Mapping of dependent/independent population map
Group Members: Everest, Sushant, Abhibandu

2. Comparison of oil prices - Nepal and India
Group Members: Kshitiz, Ayush, Deepak

3. Meterological forecast data visualization
Group Members: Sanjeev, roshan, ranit

4. Newspaper data visualization
Group Members: Rohit and group