Data & Digital Strategy Leader. Entrepreneur. Speaker.
Ravi is a data and digital strategy leader, and good governance advocate.
He works at the World Bank in Kathmandu, Nepal where he leads a cross- disciplinary team to strengthen open data ecosystem and build data use capacity for evidence-based policymaking within the country.
He has been with the World Bank since 2012 and most recently he was acting head of external affairs at the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice where he advised senior management and led a team to support 700 staff in 90 countries.
He also volunteers with Code for Nepal, the non-profit he founded with his wife. Via the nonprofit, he is opening up Nepal’s data to make it easily accessible, and building civic technology tools to increase citizen engagement and transparency. He is also providing scholarships to help youth in Nepal become digitally savvy.
Ravi often speaks at universities and conferences.
In 2009, he co-founded Grassroot Movement in Nepal, a non-profit that has rebuilt more than 30 schools and provided income-generating skills training to women in rural Nepal.
Connect with him on Twitter @ravinepal.