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Jaibik Map: Inception Workshop

Nepal possesses an astonishing variety of floral and faunal species due to the diversity of its topography and habitat types. Nevertheless, Nepal´s biodiversity is declining due to anthropological stressors including rapid human population and settlement growth along with human-wildlife conflict. Furthermore, it has been stated that climate change is already having an impact on biodiversity an......

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KLL in Youth SAARC Regional Conference 2017

Kathmandu Living Labs will try to inspire a batch of 50+ youth from across the nation on their roles as responsible citizens in today's digital world. An hour long sensitization presentation titled, 'Youth in Digital Development' will introduce OpenStreetMap as a free, open and editable source of digital map data, which when put to right use can emerge as a cross-cutting digital infrastructure ......

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U.S. Science Envoy on Citizen Scientists Project

U.S. Science Envoy, Dr. Linda Abriola, is currently on a visit to Nepal. As Science Envoy, she will engage at the citizen and government levels to develop partnerships, improve collaboration, and forge mutually beneficial relationships between Nepal and the United States to stimulate increased scientific cooperation and foster economic prosperity. Science Envoys travel as private citizens and ......

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OpenStreetMap Training in Bhutan by KLL

A team from Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL) is training the officials from the Bhutanese government on OpenStreetMap and the related tools. In addition to the government officials, KLL team will also be training over three dozen students from Royal Thimphu College (RTC), participants from private sector and development partners. The Bhutanese government aims to incorporate the benefits of the free......

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KLL Keynote Speaker in ICCM 2016

KLL Executive Director, Dr. Nama Raj Budhathoki will be delivering a keynote speech at the 7th International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) in Manila this September. ICCM is the leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world’s best technology companies, software develo......

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KLL holds Open Data Day in Pokhara

Kathmandu Living Labs held a three-day workshop in Pokhara on open data for disaster resilience. The workshop was the beginning of the Secondary Cities Project, a project to develop disaster resilience in secondary cities. The project in Pokhara is in cooperation with the American Association of Geogr......

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2016 Understanding Risk Forum in Venice: Ignite Speech by KLL

Kathmandu Living Labs' Executive Director, Dr. Nama Raj Budhathoki, is currently in Geneva as a panelist in a conference, 'Engaging Affected And Vulnerable Populations.' The session is designed to focus on strengthening linkages between the humanitarian sector and the affected communities in order to ensure the effectiveness of protection, assistance and preparedness activities.

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KLL Executive Director attends AAG Meeting

Dr. Nama Raj Budhathoki, Executive Director of KLL, was invited to attend the meeting of the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco. The event is focused on geography, sustainability, and GIScience. At the annual meeting, Dr. Budhathoki will be the thematic keynote speaker for the session “Mapathon: Disaster Preparedness and Response” and a panelist for “Case Studies on Mapp......

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