Contributor profile

Nikesh Balami

CEO Open Knowledge Nepal

Biography

Nikesh is a civic entrepreneur, open data advocate and tech researcher. He is the co-founder and CEO of Open Knowledge Nepal – a non-profit civic tech organization comprised of openness aficionados. He is a strong supporter of open source software and believes in the vision of Open Knowledge to empower citizens regarding technology usage and open data. He loves coffee chat, tweeting, hackathons, blogging, traveling and open data. He holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering and currently pursuing his bachelor degree from Purbanchal University. Nikesh is a Shuttleworth Flash Grantee 2016 and U.S. Embassy Youth Council member 2017/18.

In parallel with his activities at Open Knowledge Nepal, he is also engaged with Code for Nepal as an program coordinator, Artificial Intelligence for Development as an founding member and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Nepal community as an executive member. In his daily work schedule, he coordinates diverse project related to tech & data, writes research & report, scrapes & harvest government data and sometimes codes. He has a long experience of working with private, nonprofit and government organization.

Content by Nikesh

Analysis
Open data

The term ‘open data’ might imply that it’s readily available, but it was clear from your submissions in this edition that accessing relevant data isn’t without its challenges.