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Ravi Kumar
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साथीहरु, हाम्रो गफ सेयेर गर्दा हुन्छ | यो कुरा, एक कान, दुइ कान गरेर सबै नेपालीकोमा घरमा पुर्याउनु छ |
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साथीहरु, हाम्रो गफ सेयेर गर्दा हुन्छ | यो कुरा, एक कान, दुइ कान गरेर सबै नेपालीकोमा घरमा पुर्याउनु छ |
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Results from Rahat Payo survey of 703 earthquake survivors in Barpark, Nepal
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looked at the 2014 Human Development Report & created an interactive map of #Nepal! Check it out and find out which districts in Nepal have the highest life expectancy rates & per capita income. #dataviz 
Check out the five districts with the highest life expectancy, and income in Nepal.
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Seven facts about the status of corruption in Nepal: http://www.codefornepal.org/2015/12/corruption15/ #anticorruptionday  
Here are seven facts on how corruption impacts firms in Nepal.
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A few months ago, +Anuja KC. on behalf of +Code for Nepal started to look at Nepali Times and Setopati to assess the representation of women writers in online media in Nepal. She just published her findings in Republica, a national newspaper. (The data we collected isn't exhaustive but it's a start.) Congrats Anuja! 
It's vital to increase participation of women in media if Nepal wants a progressive futureMedia play a crucial role in shaping a healthy democracy. Th...
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+Code for Nepal  is launching a multi-year project in a hope to fill the gap that exists in aid distribution & recovery process in the aftermath of the earthquakes in Nepal. For our pilot survey, we recently asked 767 earthquake survivors in over 40 places, ‪#‎didugetrelief‬?

Click on the link below to see what they said, & tell us how we could improve our survey/methodology! 
Please donate. The entire world is focused on relief and reconstruction, but we don't know yet where their efforts are going. Please donate and help us find out who needs help and they need to rebuild their lives. Donate! Earthquake survivors, please take the survey ...
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यस भिडियो तथा फोटो प्रतियोगिताको उद्देश्य डिजिटल कौशलताको पहिचान गर्नुका साथसाथै "को नेपाली?" भन्ने बिषयमा रचनात्मक कुराकानीको प्रचार गर्नु तथा नेपालीहरु बीच नागरीक बहसको संस्कृति बलियो बनाउनु पनि हो । cc +Dipesh Kumar +Sovita Dahal hope you can spread the word and encourage people to apply! #Nepal
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If you want to increase your chances of a long life, you should move to Ramechhap, a beautiful district in Janakpur Zone. On average, the life expectancy of those in Ramechhap is 72.9 years, the highest in Nepal, according to the 2014 Human Development Report.
Check out the five districts with the highest life expectancy, and income in Nepal.
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I was recently in Nepal to see my parents in my hometown that has been engulfed in violence. Here's a story on how I tried to promote peace. 
Responding to the recent political crisis in Nepal, one U.S. resident transformed a trip to his Nepal hometown into a mission to save his country.
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+Code for Nepal is piloting https://asknepal.info/ to help you ask questions to public bodies in Nepal and get answers. Please check out www.asknepal.info to sign up and get started! #RTI #information
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In August-September 2015, +Code for Nepal piloted its Rahat Payo (http://rahatpayo.org) Initiative. Rahat Payo aims to fill the gaps that exists in the aid distribution, relief and recovery process in the aftermath of the earthquake.
+Prerana Pakhrin led the project. She recruited volunteers to survey 767 earthquake survivors in five districts: Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa, Gorkha, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu. Check out her blog post! #Nepal   #Nepalquake   #Earthquake  
Rahat Payo?, which translates to, “Did you get relief (aid)?” is a multi-year project of Code for Nepal.
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As governments around the world start to engage with citizens, listen to their concerns and promote their policies, here are a few things for them to keep in mind as a starting point:
2010 post earthquake Haiti. Photo: Mercy Corps When trust in governments around the world is at a historic low, and a myriad of challenges continue to overwhelm leaders, it’s imperative for government agencies to revamp their strategic communications approach.   Whether it is during a natural disaster or a policy consultation process, citizens expect honest and useful communications from their government agencies. This expectation isn’t misplace...
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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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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 served 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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