Digital Nepal Press Release – Feb 10

Press Release- 20 February 2017

Washington, D.C.

United States of America



Contact: Roshan Ghimire


Code for Nepal organizes #DigitalNepal conference to empower youth in Nepal

Washington, D.C. – Today the nonprofit Code for Nepal announced that it will organize a digital conference in Janakpur, Nepal, in partnership with local organizations. The conference will empower youth, support a local digital literacy center and promote scholarship programs for women to learn coding by granting Rs. 4.5 lakhs over the next year.

This event brings together international and national speakers in Janakpur for the first time to discuss how young people in Nepal can prepare themselves to use digital tools for making their dreams a reality and finding a job.

Honorable Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, first president of Nepal is the chief guest of the conference. Biswas Dhakal, from F1Soft International, Yogina Shakya, from CloudFactory, Dietrich Ayala from Mozilla, Anusha Yadav from Accountability Lab, are some of the speakers at the conference.

120+ of college students, journalists, and civil society leaders are expected to participate. “Technology can play an instrumental role in empowering youth. This conference in Janakpur hopes to do that,” said Ravi Kumar, the founder of Code for Nepal.

Attendees will learn about how to use social media responsibly, launch a successful business, citizen journalism, data visualization, multimedia storytelling, and virtual reality. The conference will also allow participants to network and connect with possible future mentors.

To find out more details about the conference, please see:

The conference is supported by Mozilla, the technology company that supports free and open-source web, and Eejot, the non-profit that helps students in villages of Nepal with education.

The conference is co-organized by Women Development Advocacy Center (WDAC), a social enterprise that enables sustainable livelihoods for disadvantaged women and youth in urban and rural areas.

Madhesi Youth, Association of Youth Organization in Nepal, Open Knowledge Nepal, and Janakpur Youth Network are partners for the conference.

About Code for Nepal

Code for Nepal is an all-volunteer non-profit organization registered in the United States. Code for Nepal works to digitally empower Nepal by increasing digital literacy and the use of open data.

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Madhesi Youth

Madhesi Youth is a digital platform for young Nepalis to express themselves. We offer fact-based, data-driven and independent analysis on issues that affects Nepalis in general and Madhesis in particular.