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Mapping as Activism
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a growing community of 40 million digital volunteers throughout the world. As the community is growing bigger there are challenges emerging in various dimensions. In OSM community, there are problems such as retention of contributors, strong community in all part of the world and recognition to the contributors that are supporting beyond lines and polygons.
Youth SAARC Regional
How can youths use OpenStreetMap to track social, economic, environmental and technological problems of the county?
On 5th June 2014, more than 2000 people, 40 constituent assembly members, tourists and Buddhist monks came together to spread the message of tree conservation by hugging trees.
“The median age of Nepal’s population is 22.9—most thriving population of our time. Should we feel proud about this? No! not-at-all, we don’t have any vibrant young labor force available to reconstruct our pain despite of being a young country.”
“I want to explore the immense diversity and possibilities given by mother Earth. Traveling allows me to bring out that experience from different places I explore.”
“‘POWER’ has always been used either to destroy or making to HUGE positive impact —either you use or it uses you. But the power of youth has always remained unrealised and unrecognised from time immemorial.”
Pradip Khatiwada (25), a youth activist has dedicated himself in the issues of environment, politics and society since 2010. He initiated anti-plastic bag movement in Nepal in the year 2012. After 3 years of struggle on 2015, Nepal succeeded in getting legislation on plastic bags ban.
Nepal has seen political, social, environmental, economic and technological transformations in recent years, but the progress is still less than desirable. However, time has come for Nepal to accelerate things, as despite having great potential, we have not been able to exploit it to the fullest.There was a time when ... LEARN MORE
Ever since the industrial uprising, the growth of cities’ population around the world is increasing at an exponential rate. Every hour hundreds of people move towards cities for better amenities. In this race, predominantly recognized as a rural country, Nepal is also heading towards the race of rapidly expanding cities ... LEARN MORE
When someone says 'soup' the image of a simple, healthy and nourishing dish comes to our mind. However, there is one different, unhealthy kind of soup called 'plastic soup' that nobody prefers to consume, but which is unknowingly being consumed by people in different forms. Now, this phenomenon of the ... LEARN MORE
A large number of young Nepalis live in other countries. Digital volunteerism can be a significant way to retain their expertise in different aspects of the country’s development We are now in the era of digital age.Thanks to innovation and technology the growth of digitalization is faster than ever. Statista, ... LEARN MORE