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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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KLL to deliver a Featured Speech at Mapping for Resilience University Consortium

Kathmandu Living Labs' Executive Director, Dr. Nama Raj Budhathoki has been invited as a Featured Speaker at the launch of Mapping for Resilience: Turning Data into Decisions. It is a new signature program to create geospatial data in areas of need using OpenStreetMap. It works to create a new generation of maps and a new generation of mappers. The event celebrates a new partne......

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KLL helps National Planning Commission visualize Human Development Indicators data

Kathmandu Living Labs, with support from Google, has helped National Planning Commission of Nepal to visualize its Human Development Indicators (HDI) data. It is an initiation by the National Planning Commission, the apex planning body of the nation, to make its data more open, accessible and usable to the general public.

This visualization, named Visualizing Development, consists ......

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