Nepal Internet Foundation (NIF) is a research and development
forum that supports and performs technical and geographical researches in
context of Nepal to build up Infrastructure and to the reach of Internet within the country. NIF has
its main sets an objective to contributing towards the transformation of the
society to overcome the challenges of digitalization in Nepal. The core values
of the foundation sets on prioritization and implementation of better policies,
cyber laws and importance of the internet towards society and its betterment.
Our goal is to ensure that the use of internet shall be used with liberties in
a secure environment, and ease accessibility easy accessibility, supported by
the laws and constitution of Nepal. We envision a society where the people are
empowered by the use of internet and each individual regardless of the country,
location, language, age or income shall be able to communicate and collaborate
with each other to improve their lives and community. The NIF supports the
concepts and ideas to mitigate the gap that occurs towards content, research
and technology in favor of internet & communication among people. The
foundation works closely with individuals, communities, government, NGO’s,
INGO’s and private sector to leverage the potential use of Internet and
communication among us.
Along with the reach of opportunity towards Expansion of the
Internet usage and more devices being connected to the Internet services
everyday means, there are not only immense opportunities but also comes
security challenges. What is considered secure today may not be secured
tomorrow – in, that context, NIF is concerned about the security of the devices
and user privacy along with the IoT (Internet of Things). Internet devices rely
on the data and networks of various provenance which cannot be assumed safe
automatically and is a top concern of the executives and it is imperative that
technology providers, system adapters and users work together for the security
of the data confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Despite the growth of Internet usage in Nepal in past years,
access to the quality and safe Internet services are far from the reach of
ordinary people especially from the remote areas of Nepal. It is apparent that
there isn’t’ any organization which addresses full scope of challenges that are
preventing all individuals from leveraging Internet as a tool for empowerment
of the society. NIF aids on providing the advantage and scope of the Internet
and it’s usage among people with implementation of data protection regulations
and user privacy.
The internet and new technologies will continue to redefine the
boundaries of law, data privacy and protection. Nepal Internet Foundation
continuously analyzes these boundaries to ensure the reach of Internet and its
usage function under proper regulations and supporting data regulation acts
within the country.