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After #Nepalquake, there is rise in a “can-do” spirit among Nepalis and much talk about shaking the status quo. There can be no better way of rebuilding a robust #Nepal than ensuring that women are represented as empowered partners. My op-ed for TIME. 
Women have lost the most—and they have the most to lose
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I'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts & moderating a discussion on how cutting edge technology can improve humanitarian operations, next Tuesday at The George Washington University. The recommendations from the discussion will be shared at the World Humanitarian Summit.
The discussion is part of the Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers, a conference examining humanitarianism. It's organized by the American Red Cross.
You can watch parts of the conference live: http://humanityinwarblog.com/
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My TIME op-ed on why the delivery of aid in Nepal should be driven by the evidence on the ground: https://lnkd.in/ezWs428 #nepalquake   #nepalquakerelief  
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Here are five countries with the highest proportion of women in parliaments: http://wrld.bg/K38ox #get2equal #iwd2015
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For the first time, the number of girls sitting for SLC examinations has overtaken the number of boys in Nepal this year.
The status of women in Nepal has improved over the last few years but it has a long way to go.
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#Opendata is new but not unheard of in Nepal. It is paving the path towards accountability. 
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Updated map of ‪#‎NepalQuake‬ that left 8000+ dead, 600K+ houses damaged/destroyed: bit.ly/nepalquake15map ‪#‎NepalRelief‬ 
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Good to see some improvements in 2.1.4. As Saroj Dhakal flagged on 24 March, I still see discrepancies in my email and language on the app.  
I got the Activation PIN in the email but in the app it asks me registration code. I understand they both are the same. Hope you guys can update the language next time. So email and app should say "PIN" or "registration" but not both of these works. 
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few more days / or may be few more hours to go for everything to roll out to public. 
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#citizensengage  is key to #globaldev! 
Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia. Photo: Chhor Sokunthea / World Bank Two weeks ago, we launched an exciting new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Citizen Engagement hosted on Coursera and in partnership with the London School of Economics, the Overseas Development Institute, Participedia, and CIVICUS. To date, over 15,000 people from 192 countries (45% women) have enrolled in the course and our digital footprint continues to be strong:  the la...
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You are 10 times more likely to live in poverty if you are in Saptari than in Kaski, #Nepal: http://setopati.net/opinion/5816/  
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Maria Neida. Jatoba Black Community Association. Brazil. Video Stil. © Romel Simon/World Bank “When one woman is a leader, it changes her. When more women are leaders, it changes politics and policies,” says Michelle Bachelet, the president of Republic of Chile. It’s true. Over the last few decades, the world has seen an increase in number of women leaders. It’s key to our progress. [[tweetable]]When there are more women leaders, everyone benefit...
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My op-ed on Devex about increasing access to the Internet for all. 
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  • Code for Nepal
    Co-founder, 2014 - present
  • World Bank
    2012 - present
  • Grassroot Movement in Nepal (GMIN)
    Co-founder & Development Director, 2010 - 2014
  • Columbia University
    Fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, 2011 - 2012
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Leading Digital Strategy for Governance Global Practice at The World Bank
Introduction

Ravi Kumar is an entrepreneur, strategic communicator and digital governance advocate. He believes that technology and media have the power to create social change in developing countries, and has worked to make that happen in his home country of Nepal.

He leads digital strategy for Governance Global Practice at the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. At night, he works on his latest start up, Code for Nepal, to increase access to open practical data and digital literacy in Nepal. He also serves as a Penn Kemble Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy.

In his previous role at the World Bank, he managed YouThink!, the World Bank’s online space for youth to learn and discuss development topics in six languages.

In November 2013, he was a visiting Digital Media lecturer and Academic and Cultural Series Speaker at Buena Vista University, his alma mater, where he earned a BA. When he was an undergrad, he published an academic paper about what Nepal needs to do to fully exploit its hydropower in Critique: A worldwide journal of politics. In 2013, he also served as a Public Policy Fellow at The Fund for American Studies.

In 2009, he co-founded Grassroot Movement in Nepal, a non-profit that has rebuilt more than 25 schools.

He has a Masters of Science degree from Columbia University. At Columbia, he specialized in digital media and was a Fellow at Toni Stabile Center of Investigative Journalism.

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  • Columbia University
  • Buena Vista University
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