Outdoor air pollution has become a matter of grave concern in Nepal. Strong, coordinated and effective efforts are needed to tackle the growing problem of air pollution in Nepal, and open data has an important role to play in advocating for these efforts.
The Data for Development in Nepal Program of The Asia Foundation and Development Initiatives (DI) – funded by UK Aid – aims to support Nepal’s stakeholders in their efforts to share and use data as evidence for development.
There is growing interest among many of Nepal’s open data actors to advance their collaboration as a community. Discussions have taken place to drive forwards the mutual interests of the open data community through three key areas of activity.
Over the last few years there have been a growing number of new initiatives, organizations and groups who have started working to address some of these challenges and improve the sharing and use of data in Nepal.