About Open Knowledge Nepal

Open Knowledge Nepal is a nonprofit civic tech organization composed of openness aficionados. We believe that the openness of data is powerful in order to have a participatory government with civil society, eventually leading to sustainable development. The organization has been involved in research, advocacy, training, workshops and developing tools related to open knowledge. We provide data services and solutions to various agencies and specialized in solving data-related problems through consultation and tools development.

We want to make sure that everyone in Nepal has free and open access to the key information, empowering them to make decisions about their own lives based on the information that wasn’t available before. Open Knowledge Nepal has been a local chapter of Open Knowledge Foundation since February 2013.

We believe in the power of openness

We seek a world in which open knowledge is ubiquitous and routine – both online and offline. We promote open knowledge because of its potential to deliver far-reaching societal benefits which include the following:

  • Better governance: openness improves governance through increased transparency and engagement.
  • Better culture: openness means greater access, sharing, and participation in relation to cultural material and activities.
  • Better research: for research to function effectively, and for society to reap the full benefits from research activities, research outputs should be open.
  • Better economy: openness permits easier and more rapid reuse of material and open data and content are the key raw ingredients for the development of new innovative tools and services.