About Us

Mission Statement

An open-source, community-owned multidisciplinary platform to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal by making relevant information accessible and creating critical educational materials.

Our Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the healthcare systems  across the world, and will have long-term consequences. In Nepal, poor communication infrastructure has created additional challenges in disseminating accurate information in a timely manner.  As our first response, we have built an online platform at www.covid19nepal.support where we are curating various educational materials developed by Nepali and international experts, as well as creating new interactive content to address the information and knowledge gaps that exist. 

Our interdisciplinary team with expertise in science, technology, arts, design  is collecting the most relevant and up-to-date information from across the world. We are also working together to create interactive multimedia contents to educate about various aspects of the pandemic and promote engagement to advance individual and community health. We are working on learning materials such as interactive lessons, data visualizations, infographics, videos, quizzes, and games.

Going Forward

We face uncertainty regarding how this pandemic is going to unfold and how many waves of this pandemic we have to endure before vaccination becomes widely available. Even after the COVID-19 pandemic has been controlled, we will continue to face other health crises and existential threats, accelerated by climate change.

Therefore, we will continue to create and curate educational materials on the various aspects of Covid-19, and use this community and platform for continued education to promote systems thinking that is scientific, critical, and holistic.

Our Team

We are an interdisciplinary team of scientists, artists, activists, educators, writers, designers, software engineers, and managers sharing a common interest in education and equity. We have different organizational affiliations. However, because of the complexity and urgency of the current problem, we have volunteered to collaborate in creating holistic solutions.

As an open-source, community-owned platform, we welcome all interested individuals from all walks of life to join us in our effort to address the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contributors

Content Team

  • Roshan Lal Shrestha
  • Subina Pariyar
  • Jane Wilson-Howarth
  • Raunak Shrestha
  • Mamata Pokharel
  • Uttam Babu Shrestha
  • Luna Ranjit
  • Kabindra Manandhar
  • Priyankar Chand
  • Nisha Pandey
  • Rukshana Kapali
  • Suraj Bhattarai
  • Anusa Thapa
  • Sanjog Rai
  • Dorje Gurung
  • Savan Kharel
  • Surya Prakash Rai
  • Sunisha Neupane

Design Team

  • Dovan Rai
  • Shashanka Chitrakar
  • Sarin Shrestha
  • Heema Rai

Development Team

  • Manish Joshi
  • Bikram Dhoju
  • Sandeep Sthapit
  • Abhinandan Rajbhandari
  • Summit Shrestha

Management Team

  • Anjana Shrestha
  • Rushil Shakya
  • Mohit Kedia
  • Daking Rai

 

Translation Team

  • Brabim Kumar K.C (Former Asia Foundation Fellow and Coordinating Member of Public Initiative Against Corona Pandemic Nepal, PIACPN)

Contact Us

If you have any queries or if you would like to contribute and join the team, please write to us at corona.nepaliportal@gmail.com