Practical Insights on Nepal

Apply Now: $250,000 Project Funding for FinTech Innovations

Apply Now: $250,000 Project Funding for FinTech Innovations

Published on: Apr 22 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
More than 90% of companies in the developing countries of Asia and the Pacific are micro, small and medium sized companies (MSMEs) and 40% experience constraints...
Can Nepal and Cambodia Really Have Common Agricultural Data Standards?

Can Nepal and Cambodia Really Have Common Agricultural Data Standards?

Published on: Jul 16 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Can Nepal and Cambodia Really Have Common Agricultural Data Standards?
What does data-driven agricultural development in Nepal and Cambodia have in common? Yes, rice is a staple in both national cuisines (and experimental data shows...
You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

Published on: Sep 14 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 3 Comments
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, really excel in emergencies as they satisfy the first need in an emergency: provide quick, cheap, and highly local damage estimates....
How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

Published on: May 13 2015 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response
With the Nepal Earthquake response in full swing, humanitarian relief organizations will be using cash as a form of humanitarian assistance, either as an alternative...
4 Questions to Ask Before Digitally Volunteering for the Nepal Earthquake Response

4 Questions to Ask Before Digitally Volunteering for the Nepal Earthquake Response

Published on: May 01 2015 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
In the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake, we all want to help the people of Nepal recover and rebuild. Giving money to vetted organizations that are working on...
A Dark Side to Facebook Safety Check for the Nepal Earthquake?

A Dark Side to Facebook Safety Check for the Nepal Earthquake?

Published on: Apr 27 2015 by Wayan Vota - 28 Comments
Like many of you, I started to receive Facebook notices on Saturday telling me my friends in Nepal were “marked safe” on Facebook’s Nepal Earthquake...
Battery Backups: How Nepal Works Through Load Shedding

Battery Backups: How Nepal Works Through Load Shedding

Published on: May 14 2010 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
All across Nepal, and especially in Kathmandu, there is daily electrical system “load shedding” – which is a polite way of describing 10-14 hour...