The one-day conference, which this year has the theme ‘where two superpowers meet’, will bring together an inspiring cast of female speakers, influential panellists, data professionals and aspiring young women to discuss the achievements of women who work with data, and how best to further advance female inclusion in this growing specialism.
Hosted at the Hotel Himalaya in Kathmandu, the conference programme includes not only a selection of panel and workshop sessions on topics ranging from gender statistics in Nepal to women using data for social good, but also opportunities for networking and a data infomart. There will also be a keynote address from Meghan Nalbo, Nepal Country Representative for The Asia Foundation. The full programme is available for download here.
DI’s Director of Data Use Claudia Wells said: “Data matters, and the need for data-savvy women in leadership has never been greater. DI is proud to be contributing to Nepal’s first Women in Data conference, which will bring together inspirational data professionals with interactive training sessions to empower the data leaders of the future.”
The conference will be preceded by a Data Talk from the Gapminder Foundation on Friday 22 February, and followed by a four-day programme of women in data training sessions between 24 and 27 February.
This programme of events is organised by The Asia Foundation and DI as part of the D4D partnership. Supported by UK Aid, it is also delivered with assistance from a range of local partners. You can read more about our work under the D4D programme here.