CAP-2030 Nepal: Dataset on sociodemographic characteristics, phone and internet access and climate change awareness
The Stata data file "CAP_Demographics_Jumla_Kavre_recoded.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 basic socio-demographic information about themselves and their households including caste/ethnicity, religion, education, water sources, assets, household characteristics, and income sources. The form also asked about their access to mobile phones or other devices and internet and their concerns with respect to climate change. The resulting data describe the participants in the citizen science project, but their names and addresses have been removed. 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 Tables 2 and 3 of this paper.