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CAP-2030 Nepal: Dataset on climate-change related hazards

posted on 2023-02-21, 13:12 authored by Naomi SavilleNaomi Saville

The Stata data file   "CAP_Hazard_Kavre_Jumla_varnames.dta" and equivalent excel file of   the same name comprises data collected by adolescent secondary school   students during a "Citizen Science" project in the district of   Kavre in the central hills of Nepal during April 2022 and in the district of   Jumla in the remote mountains of West Nepal during June 2022. The project was   part of a CIFF-funded Children in All Policies 2030 (CAP2030) project.

The data were generated by the   students using a mobile device data collection form developed using   "Open Data Kit (ODK) Collect" electronic data collection platform   by Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL) and University College London (UCL) for the   purposes of this study. Researchers from KLL and UCL trained the adolescents   to record information, geolocation and/or photos about climate-change   associated hazards including landslides, floods, extreme weather events and   crop pests/failure. The resulting datafile includes the latitude/longitude,   name, and category of the type of hazard, date the hazard event was recorded,   date it occurred and the district. Links to photographs of the hazards are   included but require login to the KLL server. Users of the data may contact   KLL ( or UCL ( if access   to photographs is required.
  The data were generated as part of a learning exercise for students to raise   awareness of the impacts of climate change in their locale. Since the   students were using 10 android tablets to record information in a reasonably   limited geographical area, the dataset may contain several copies of the same   event recorded by different individuals, so cannot be used for calculation of   prevalence of hazard events. Rather, the data serve to demonstrate the   potential of citizen science methods with Nepali school students to record such   information. The app and the process of gathering the data are described in a   paper entitled "Citizen science for climate change resilience: engaging   adolescents to study climate hazards, biodiversity and nutrition in rural   Nepal" submitted to Wellcome Open Research in Feb 2023. The data   contributed to Table 4 of this paper.


Child Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) R-2006-04807