Open Data and Nepal Waste Map Consultation

In an interesting turn of events, Clean up Nepal showcased how waste sector data is currently being used for development to the key officials of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office and DFID Nepal marking the internal launch of its open-data website and mobile application, a powerful solid waste management tool for planning, monitoring, collaboration and communication (nepalwastemap.org) .

With the generous support of DFID Nepal and the partnership of The Asia Foundation and Development Initiatives, Nepal Waste Map has advanced towards testing and implementation in Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward 3, Ward 5, and Ward 32. Nepal Waste Map is currently being deployed and used in these wards to improve waste management services and is on the verge of bringing about the much needed synergy among the Government and private waste management sector while enhancing and optimizing public participation. Some of the key members present at the recent meet were Mrs. Hari Prabha Khadgi, Deputy Mayor of KMC; Ms. Charlotte Watts, DFID Chief Data Scientist; Ms. Nupur Barua, Head of the DFID South Asia Research Hub; Mr. Durga Prasad Dawadi, Director General, Ministry and Department of Environment; Mr. Hari Bahadur Kunwar, Chief of KMC Environment Management Department; Tirza Theunissen, Co-Manager for Data for Development program in Nepal, and Amod Karmacharya, Executive Director, Clean up Nepal.

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