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Open Knowledge Pakistan

Major aim of Open Knowledge Pakistan is to bring together members of Open Knowledge to advance and promote the general purpose and guiding principles of Open Knowledge by serving the interests of the global community through a local presence. They, at Open Knowledge Pakistan, undertake a variety of programmes and activities including Educational events, Community programmes, Networking events, and Public policy programmes.

Core Team

Nouman has worked for 7+ years with leading Public Sector as well as Non Government Organizations in Pakistan and performed variety of roles related to Administration, Management, Monitoring etc. He has worn many other hats too in his career including programmer, writer, researcher, manager, marketer and strategist. As a result, he have developed unique ability to manage multi-disciplinary tasks and projects to navigate complex challenges.

He has done Bachelor in Information Sciences and currently perusing Master's degree in Computer Science besides working on his own startup outside of class. He believes Open Data lets us achieve what we could normally never be able to and it has the potential to positively change millions of lives.

Sher Afgun Usmani studied Computer sciences and is an entrepreneur, co-founder of Yum Solutions and Urducation (an initiative to promote technical education in Urdu). He has been working for 4+ years in the field of software development.

Shaigan Rana holds a MBA degree in Marketing, and is now pursuing a Post graduate degree in internet marketing from Iqra University Islamabad, Pakistan. His research focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation and open access to international markets. He is co-founder of and He has interest and several years experience in internet marketing, content writing, Business development and direct sales.

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