• David Caprara

    Media Coordinator

    David Caprara is a journalist that focuses on movements for social change. His work in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake was published with Al-Jazeera America, The Caravan, The Kathmandu Post, NBC, UPI, USA Today, VICE, and other international outlets. His VICE documentary on Nepal's Honey Hunters won a Webby Award in 2017. He was previously a producer for NHK in New York and currently resides in Japan.

  • 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

    Director of strategy

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

  • Nikesh Balami

    Project Coordinator


    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 loves coffee chat, tweeting, hackathons, blogging, traveling and open data. He holds a 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.

  • Roshan Ghimire

    Director of operations and partnerships


    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, follow him @roshghimire and enjoy his photo works at

  • Emina Bajra


    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

    Data Scientist


    Amit is an engineer exploring the multidisciplinary fields of applied data science. He is passionate about applying data science for social impact. He wants to empower the public and government with better decision making via insights synthesized from open data. He has been the recipient of fellowships in data science from Microsoft and Fusemachines and is currently pursuing a Micromasters in Artificial Intelligence from Columbia University.

  • Prashish Rajbhandari

    Community coordinator


    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



    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



    Ravi is a founder of Code for Nepal and a member of Asia Society’s 2018 Class of Asia 21 Young Leaders.

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