We’ve opened an OpenGov Hub in Nepal!

ImageThis post was originally published by the OpenGov Hub.

This week, the OpenGov Hub model has expanded to its first international location—in Kathmandu, Nepal. As the first transparency- and accountability-themed co-working space in South Asia, OpenGov Hub Nepal is bringing together representatives of organizations working in the open data, transparency and accountability field, to build a cohesive community for open government in Nepal—a young democracy that is struggling to establish good governance. The Hub’s founding members are: Accountability Lab, Development GatewayKathmandu Living LabsLocal Interventions Group, and Open Nepal.    

The OpenGov Hub Nepal will be based out of a traditional Nepal-style building in Kathmandu’s Baluwatar neighborhood, complete with a large conference room, private meeting spaces, and a peaceful courtyard café below. In addition to building discussion and collaboration between the founding tenants as well as OpenGov Hub is Washington, DC, OpenGov Hub Nepal hopes to serve as a networking center—a place to house open government information and knowledge—and to hold events for activists, civil society groups, NGOs, journalists, government officials and students, all of whom are increasingly interested in issues of transparency and accountability in Nepal.

If you are visiting Kathmandu, we hope you will stop by. The members are also working on setting up virtual “hub” where people can go for information on issues related to open government in Nepal.

To connect with our team in Nepal, send an email to info[at]opengovhub.org.

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