Ananda Gautam

Chair/ Coordinator

Mr. Gautam is a Graduate of BSc. (Hons) Networking and IT Security from London Metropolitan University. He is an evidence-based policymaking and civic technologies enthusiast. Mr. Gautam is a very active contributor to Internet Governance in the Asia Pacific Region and he works in the periphery of open data, Internet Governance, Data Analytics, Research, and…

Deepa Bhattarai

Immediate Past Chair

Mrs. Deepa Bhattarai is an IT officer in Nepal Police from seven years. She has Masters degree in Information System Engineering and Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Purbanchal University. She has keen interest in tech research and has published different research articles in national and international journals. She is actively participating in…

Lipasha Shrestha


Surendra Tiwari


Surendra is an Advocate licensed by Nepal Bar Council. He has extensive experience in corporate, foreign direct investment, cyber law, IT Law, labor law, information, communications and technology law (ICT Law) and civil and criminal litigation.  Qualification:  Surendra has completed a 5 years B.A.LL.B. degree from Tribhuvan University, Faculty of Law, Nepal Law Campus and…

Nikesh Balami


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…

Ranjan Koirala


Mr. Koirala is a Journalist with seven years of experience. He is also the co-founder and sub-editor of Tech centric Media/Awareness platform Koirala specializes in tech & Telecommunication sector reporting and is responsible for educating other people through his writing. He has Master degree in Rural development and another in Political Science from Tribhuvan…