If you produce data, publish it. If you have data, use it. If you don’t have data, demand it.
In recent years there have been increasing efforts, both locally in Nepal and internationally, to improve the availability of data on international aid. The Government of Nepal has made important efforts to establish the Aid Management Platform (AMP), including its public website.
On March 3, data enthusiasts and advocates convened in Nepal’s historic Durbar Square to mark Open Data Day. Celebrated in many cities across the globe, the day highlights the importance of freely accessible and usable data.
International Open Data Day 2018 at Sanfebagar Municipality
Open Data Day 2018 is almost approaching, and in Nepal too, celebrations are in store. A full-day free, exciting, interactive event is being hosted at Patan Durbar Square and Museum on March 3, where the general public will get an opportunity to experience and learn the importance of data in the context of Nepal’s development.
Outdoor air pollution has become a matter of grave concern in Nepal. Anthropogenic emissions from various sources such as industry, vehicles, people’s homes, and road construction have increased manifold and have led to many environmental and health problems. Nepal has growing levels of PM2.5, which is considered one of the most harmful air pollutants as it lodges into human lungs and blood tissues thereby increasing the chances of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases.
On November 13, 2017, Bikas Udhyami's Nepal in Data team, with the technical assistance of the Central Bureau of Statistis and organized the 'Nepal in Data Evening: Connecting Nepal's Development Dots' at Ashok Palace in Patan.
‘No one knows everything, but everyone knows something’