Just 6 months ago, Nepal had just 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nepal. Since then the number of confirmed cases has increased dramatically in the country. Globally, experts are warning that during winter COVID-19 cases will likely rise as gatherings move indoors.
The Government of Nepal has reported over 350 COVID-19 positive cases and two deaths due to this novel coronavirus as of this writing. To prevent the mass spread, Nepal has been under a national lockdown since March 24.
Code for Nepal has just launched the federal version of NepalMap, a web app that puts data about Nepal at your fingertips! Since 2016, this data portal has been the go-to source for many journalists, researchers, entrepreneurs and students; when they are looking for data or data visualizations.
One morning I applied for an academy program in Insight Workshop (IW), a Software Company located in Naxal, Kathmandu. The deadline was just the night before. Luckily my application was counted. (Big thanks to my dearest friend Rachana for this). After a rigorous application process I was selected for the program. I also applied for this program from Hawkins Fellowship Program by Code for Nepal. I got selected as a Hawkins fellow from there too. I can’t express in words the feelings that I had that day. I was so excited and nervous about this journey.
On July 20 and 21, fifteen humanitarian tech enthusiasts came to the DataHack 2019 – Map the districts affected by monsoon in Nepal at Outside’s office in Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur. The aim of the DataHack was to map the several districts which have been affected by monsoon rains in Nepal.