Team

  • Ayesha Shakya

    Special Projects Manager

    Ayesha is a digital journalist who is interested in experimenting with innovations in technology and media. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Digital Journalism from the Studio 20 program in New York University. She was the former Online Producer at Nepali Times in Kathmandu, Nepal and a digital media fellow at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

  • Cliff McIntosh

    Data Advisor

    Cliff is a software engineer who lives in Chicago. He lived for two wonderful years in Dadeldhura, where he taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer at Mahendra Secondary School and served as a teacher trainer in the Ministry of Education. He has a masters degree in education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a masters degree in software engineering from DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media. You can find him on GitHub and LinkedIn.

  • Asmita Gauchan

    Scholarship Program Manager

    Asmita is a young professional working in healthcare informatics in the US. She has experience in marketing, fundraising, and grant writing.

  • Nikesh Balami

    AskNepal Lead

    @nikeshbalami

    Wanna be a Civic Entrepreneur, Lone Traveler, and forbearing Listener, Nikesh represents two non-profit organization - Open Knowledge Nepal and Code for Nepal, both working to improve digital literacy and open data sector of Nepal. He is a strong supporter of Open Source Software and believes in the vision of Open Knowledge to empower citizens regarding technology usage and Open Data. He serves different open communities of Nepal as a volunteer and his main mission is to create transparent and accountable society by using the potential of civic technology. He kills his frustration and enjoys his success by writing an article, essay, poem, and blogs. With gifted Event Management and Research skills, He loves Coordinating, Communicating, Team Building, Brainstorming, Blogging and Tweeting. He had completed Diploma in Computer Engineering and currently pursuing his bachelor degree from Purbanchal University. Nikesh is a Shuttleworth Flash Grantee 2016 and U.S. Embassy Youth Council member 2017/18. Achievements and Failures are all documented on his personal website: www.neekes.com.np

  • Roshan Ghimire

    Marketing and partnership manager

    @RoshGhimire

    Roshan Ghimire is a photojournalist and a social media enthusiast. He graduated from University of the District of Columbia (UDC) with a degree on Mass Media, concentrating on Television Production and Photography and has MBA from Southwest Minnesota State University. Being a story teller, he dreams of traveling around the world with a “bohemian” spirit, documenting and discovering parameters of joys, sorrows and pains of common people. He previously interned at CBS News and FrameWorks Institute, Washington DC. In 2011, He received UDC Civic Engagement grant to work as a media fellow at Empower DC’s Grassroots Media Project. He is also a founding member of Story South Asia, a new media startup. You can email him at rosh.ghimire@gmail.com, follow him @roshghimire and enjoy his photo works at roshanism.com.

  • Emina Bajra

    Advisor

    Emina is passionate about the intersection of the private sector and international development, and the potential for businesses to do good. She is a graduate student at the Yale School of Management with a focus on social enterprise. Prior to business school, she worked at a global IT company for six years and spent this past summer at the World Bank with a particular interest in job creation strategies in developing countries. She has also worked abroad in Japan and Nepal. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and running long-distance with her dog Olive.

  • Amit Chaudhary

    Assistant Developer

    Amit loves to write code to solve problems. He is currently an undergraduate student of Computer Engineering in Nepal. His interests include automation and machine learning. You can visit his website to see what he's been up to or visit his Github profile to see what projects he's passionate about.

  • Prashish Rajbhandari

    Technology Officer

    @prashishh

    Personal Site

    Prashish loves exploring the world of technology. He is a Mozilla Rep and a strong advocate of the open web, and, once, drove over 11,000 miles across 40 US States in 25 days for its public awareness. He has interned in PayClip, Redwood City and Microsoft Innovation Center, Kathmandu and also, co-founded fortystones in his dorm room. Currently a graduate student at University of Cincinnati, he has also published two international papers. Prashish’s ulterior goals in life is to make a difference in this world by creating things that brings value.

  • Mia Mitchell

    Founder

    @ameliahmitchell

    Mia is a social entrepreneur, women’s rights advocate, and co-founder of Code for Nepal. She has a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, she worked for the State Department in the Bureau of African Affairs and the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. She’s passionate about human rights, technology, and international development, especially in post-conflict and fragile states.

  • Ravi Kumar

    Founder

    @ravinepal

    Ravi believes that open data geeks can not only spread the message but also build products that everyone, especially women and minorities, can use to make our society more equal. Ravi has co-founded a non-profit, Grassroot Movement in Nepal (GMIN), which builds schools in remote parts of his native Nepal. He has a MS degree from Columbia University and was a Fellow at the Toni Stabile Center. He serves on Buena Vista University’s President’s Advisory Council, and was a Penn Kemble Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. He often guest lectures and speaks at universities in the US and Nepal.

    contact@ravinepal.com

  • Prerana Pakhrin

    Board Member/Volunteer

    @PreranaPakhrn

    Prerana Pakhrin, a proud Kathmandu-ite, is a young professional working in the field of Strategic Communications and Child Welfare in Washington, DC. She is also a cartoonist who enjoys creating slice-of-life, political, and social commentary cartoons, which she publishes on her blog Chiya Biskut. Very interested in women empowerment, she believes that technology and knowledge of technology will truly uplift the status of women in developing countries in leaps and bounds, benefiting everyone.

  • Shashi Adhikari

    Program Analyst

    @AdhikariShashi

    Shashi is an aspiring entrepreneur and social media enthusiast. He is pursuing bachelors in computer science at KIIT in India. He likes to visit new places, make new friends and read tech blogs. He is exploring how to use mobile devices to help people in small towns.

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