Our Projects

National Housing Reconstruction Programme

After the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, Nepal Government and international donor community required a quick but reliable data collection system to assess earthquake damages and to identify beneficiary households. KLL developed a digital system for the National Reconstruction Authority to collect demographic and socioeconomic data through a door-to-door survey that ultimately reached 4 million pe...

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Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project (CS:MAP)

How can ICT be used to enable citizen-government collaboration and democratic deliberation on matters of local governance? How can ICT tools help Civil Society Organizations in strengthening their pursuit of public interest affairs? In this project, we challenge the traditional dogma of tech determinism and try to answer these questions through socio-technical approach.

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Prepare Pokhara - 2C (Secondary Cities) Project

Pokhara Sub-metropolitan is the second largest and one of the most rapidly growing cities in the nation. Unfortunately, the western segment of Nepal on which this city is situated also lies on the Main Himalayan Thrust fault that has not ruptured for the past 500 years. Moreover, this region suffers from landslides, floods and lightning strikes that claim hundreds of lives each year. Due to its...

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Maps For Everyone

While traditional mapping agencies target mapping needs of big organizations and expert users, everyday needs of map data for small organizations and citizens at large remain unmet. Moreover, conventional way of map making do not leverage the local knowledge of people about their own surroundings. Kathmandu Living Labs is leading a digital movement to create a free, wiki-style map of Nepal whic...

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Digital Internship and Leadership (DIAL)

Digital Internhsip and Leadership (DIAL) is a three months long extensive internship program which equips young (under)graduates with a broad understanding of open data, technology, civic learning and prepares them to be the next gen leaders in open data movement. DIAL is one of the capacity building initiatives under Digital Volunteers initiative of Kathmandu Living Labs.

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JaibikMap

Nepal is home to an astonishing variety of floral and faunal species. However, its biodiversity is declining fast. In fact, Nepal is the 14th most vulnerable country (USAID, 2015). Lack of publicly available datasets has only aggravated this crisis further. KLL and partners are working to create Nepal's first open bio-diversity and climate change tool for the future.

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PEER Grant

Understanding the phenomenon of open mapping: creating open-source map data as a critical information infrastructure for disaster preparedness and development

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QuakeMap.org

Immediately after the earthquake, many people were desperate for help while volunteers and organizations were scrambling to find out how to help effectively. The post-earthquake response was scattered and disorganized. In response, KLL developed QuakeMap.org: an online portal that connected earthquake survivors to relief efforts by bridging the information gap through means of telephone calls, ...

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