Kathmandu, January 16, 2019: The Data for Development in Nepal (D4D) Program invites proposals from interested organizations for conducting events/activities that mark Open Data Day 2019. In 2019, the D4D Program is offering small grants to support Nepali organizations to run Open Data Day events/activities on or around Saturday 2nd March. Grants of between $350 and $3,500 will be awarded to cover the non-staff costs associated with this. Value for money will be a key criteria for selection.
Any interested Nepali civil society organizations, academic organizations, companies, and media organizations who do not have alternative sources of funding (such as unrestricted grant funding or re-investable profit) available to them to take forward their ideas can apply for the funding support. The application must be submitted by Thursday 31st January 2019 at 5 pm. The selected grantees will be announced during the week of 4th February. Applicants must have a strong commitment towards the principle of open data as a public good and ensure their activities do not lead to any restrictions on the sharing or use of data. The awardee is expected to enter into a contractual agreement with The Asia Foundation that lays out a mutually agreed set of activities, deliverables and timeframe; conduct an evaluation of impact; and communicate on progress regularly in person and in writing.
Open Data Day has been celebrated in Nepal since 2012 through hackathons, high level panel discussions, collaborative mapping exercises, lightening talks, project showcasing, policy discussions, infographic exhibitions, data literacy workshops, and lots more. Many different themes have been addressed, including open government, open contracting, open access, open mapping, open budgets, open health etc. Events have taken place in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Sanfebagar and more, and been arranged by a range of organizations focussed on different audiences.
For more details: http://opendataday.org/#what