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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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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Map 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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Engaging Youth in Mapping Agriculture and Food Security

Despite being predominantly an agricultural country, most of Nepal’s youth aged 10 to 24 - a staggering 33% of the total population - refrain from agriculture as their preferred profession in countrysides. Two major issues are widely reported to exist - lack of access to information on agriculture; and lack of visibility of their agro-products and access to market. Kathmandu Living Labs aimed...

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Mapping and Opening Data for Local Governance and Citizen Engagement (MODEL4G)

The government sector in Nepal is criticized for its lack of transparency and accountability, and low citizen engagement. In this project with Kathmandu Municipality Ward 7, KLL helped revamp local governance using crowd-sourced mapping, open data and mobile technology. For example, this platform enables Ward 7 citizens to publicly view ward level development programs and projects on an open, i...

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Mapping Schools and Hospitals

There are 2600 schools and colleges, and 300 health facilities in the Kathmandu valley. However, until 2013, there was no way to know where these facilities are located. KLL, in association with NSET, conducted an extensive survey and made the resultant dataset publicly available through OpenStreetMap. This data was used by the National Risk Reduction Consortium Flagship 4 program, who use both...

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