Based in Nepal, Arun is a leading data journalist, trainer and the founder of the Center for Data Journalism Nepal (CDJN). Since 2020, he has spearheaded various data-driven reporting projects, including COVID-19 data reporting and climate investigations, employing open-source intelligence. Showcasing his collaborative effort, Arun has worked on cross-border investigative reporting projects with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Additionally, Arun has more than ten years of experience in producing video news content at Nepal Television. He has completed an M.S. in Data Journalism from Columbia University and teaches data-driven reporting at CMR Journalism Academy in Kathmandu. For CIJ, Arun serves as the South Asia coordinator for the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) project.