The Asia Foundation Supports Nepal’s First Women in Data Conference
February 22, 2019 — On February 23, with support from Development Initiatives, The Asia Foundation’s Data for Development (D4D) program hosted Nepal’s inaugural Women in Data conference. The conference theme was “where two superpowers meet,” bringing together female speakers, data professionals, and aspiring young women to discuss the achievements of women in data, and how best to further advance female inclusion in this growing industry.
Hosted at the Hotel Himalaya in Kathmandu, the conference program featured a selection of panels and workshop sessions on topics ranging from gender statistics in Nepal, to women using data for social good.
The conference also included opportunities for networking and a data infomart. The keynote address was delivered by Meghan Nalbo, country representative for The Asia Foundation in Nepal, “We need more women in data! The beauty of data for me is that it tells a story. When a woman looks at data, a different story may come to light than when a man looks at data.”
This program of events was organized by The Asia Foundation and Development Initiatives as part of the D4D partnership. Supported by UK Aid, it is also delivered with assistance from a range of local partners. The D4D Program works to ensure that more and better data is available, accessible and usable by a range of government, civil society, and private sector actors to inform decision making, implementation and monitoring of development efforts at the national and local level. You can read more about our work under the D4D program here.
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.
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