Code for Nepal has identified the importance of open data and since its establishments the organization has been proactively providing data on its website related to various sectors like education, women empowerment and so on. Code for Nepal has been successfully able to synthesize the open data and reach the masses with important and critical information worldwide.
Code for Nepal conducted a pilot research and data collection project in the first half of 2015 to assess the presence of women in Nepal’s online media. The data collection and infographic published by Code for Nepal, was well received by Nepali Times and Setopati. Code for Nepal also received a media mention for the data mining by Nepali Times on Twitter.
The organization also partners with other media houses and journalists in Nepal to formulate databases stories. Report prepared by Center for Public Expenditure and Openspending.org was analyzed to publish an infographic on “How much does it cost to run Kathmandu?” by Code for Nepal. Similarly, key data about status of women based on a report by World Bank was also published by Code for Nepal on International Women’s day in 2015. Moreover, Code for Nepal has also published important data about Women Prisoners in Nepal and has shed light on the issue. By sharing the embed code to the interested parties, Code for Nepal promotes the use of open data and sharing quality information on the web.
Check out more of our data visualizations.
Code for Nepal believes in increasing digital literacy in women will help community to grow better in respect to today’s world. On an annual basis, the organization partners with local organizations to conduct digital training workshops in Nepal. As of October 2015, digital training workshops have been conducted in Kathmandu, Dang, Birgunj, and few other places in Nepal. Code for Nepal is currently in the process of launching a digital fellowship in collaboration with a local partner in Nepal.
We are conducting workshops to increase digital literacy, especially among women and minorities. Watch these videos to find out what participants have to say about our workshops.