About Us

“Liberating Knowledge for Opportunity”

    Open Knowledge Nepal is an open network of open knowledge enthusiasts. We are a non-profit organization comprised by openness freaks, mainly self-motivated youths who believes that openness of data is so much powerful in order to have a participatory government with civil society, eventually leading to sustainable development. Those self-motivated people are social activists, professors, students, journalists, governments officers, however not only limited to it. Various industrial organizations, educational institutes, and government bodies are also inclining towards the positiveness of this issue. Ultimately, without any doubt, we won’t be able to segregate them in numbers in the near future. For instance, we have already initiated the trend of supporting Open Data entrepreneurs and startups through counseling, mentoring and even by developing tools for them to solve data related matter.

We were a working group of the International Open Knowledge network since  February 2013. Locally, we’ve been able to form a working community where we do provide training, carry out researches in various streams of open knowledge. In government level, we have initiated the awareness creation program by advocating people about the importance of this campaign by undertaking few projects, workshops, and training. Similarly, we have organised handful of international events locally like Open Data Day, Document Freedom Day, Education Freedom Day, Software Freedom Day etc. We did promote Open Knowledge International projects like DataHub, OpenSpending, Global Open Data Index, Open Definition, Open Data Handbook, School of Data. Members of Open Knowledge Nepal have also participated in other research related programs i.e Open Data Barometer as a researcher as well the reviewer which was a great experience for the team.

We are also one of the local chapters of Open knowledge International.

     Legal: Open Knowledge Nepal is registered under Nepal Government, Company Act 2063 as a non-profit organization. The registration number of Open Knowledge Nepal at Office of Company Registrar, Tripureshwor is 16071/073/074 and the Permanent Account Number (PAN) registration number of an organization is 604373948 under Inland Revenue Department, Nepal. With an affiliation number 44888, Open Knowledge Nepal is also registered as a social welfare organization at Social Welfare Council, Lainchaur, Nepal.