WEData Team

Binita Shrestha | Women in STEM Nepal

Project Lead

Binita Shrestha is an IT Engineer, an Educator, and a Social Entrepreneur. She is the Chairman and Managing Director at Women in STEM Nepal, a social enterprise that encourages young girls to learn and lead in computing careers. She has overseen several successful tech philanthropic ventures, including a partnership between WiSTEM Nepal, UNICEF, and the Nepal Telecommunication Authority.

Nhasala Joshi | Women Leaders in Technology

Project Lead

She is co-founder and program lead of Women Leaders in Technology, started upon realizing the value of mentorship, and exposure to opportunities through her own experience. She is actively engaged in tech communities as co-organizer of Google Developers Group GDG Kathmandu, and Women Techmakers Kathmandu Ambassador. She believes in promoting technology to solve problems and innovation.

Nikesh Balami | Open Knowledge Nepal

Project Lead

Nikesh is a civic entrepreneur, open data advocate, and tech researcher. He is the co-founder and CEO of Open Knowledge Nepal – a non-profit civic tech organization comprised of openness aficionados. He is a strong supporter of open-source software and believes in the vision of Open Knowledge to empower citizens regarding technology usage and open data. He loves coffee-chats, tweeting, hackathons, blogging, traveling, and open data. Nikesh is a Shuttleworth Flash Grantee 2016 and U.S. Embassy Youth Council member 2017/18.

Shweta Acharya | WEData Nepal

Research Assistant

Shweta is an undergraduate student at Kathmandu University School of Arts, pursuing her degree in Economics. Being a data enthusiast herself she has keen interest in areas of data science. She is currently assisting the research team at Women Entrepreneurship data (WEData). She is also very passionate about women empowerment and gender equality.