NGOs In Nepal

  Backward Society Education (BASE)
It was established in January 1985. Its commitment is to fight against illiteracy, poverty and social and political discrimination amongst all marginalized communities. The aim is to transform the outlook of downtrodden people as well as their oppressors. The operation of NGO is in eight districts in the mid and far western regions of Nepal. The districts are Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Salyan, Surkhet and Rukum. The main areas of work include formal and non-formal education, ensuring and sustaining rights for freed-kamaiyas, livelihood support, child labor elimination, support for sustainable democracy, human rights violation monitoring, conflict mitigation, water and sanitation, environmental sustainability, disaster preparedness and response, infrastructure support, the protection and promotion of traditional and indigenous cultures, and support for children associated with armed groups. It is also one of the largest social movements in South Asia. BASE’s membership is even further enhanced by hundreds of child clubs, women’s groups, income generation groups and other community organizations.


  Biogas Sector Partnership (BSP)
It is professional organization involved in developing and promoting appropriate rural and renewable energy technologies, particularly biogas, effective in improving livelihood of the rural people. It was established in 2003. The objectives are
  • To develop and disseminate biogas as the primary source of energy in the rural areas of Nepal.
  • To achieve main goal according to clause (Ka) and to make biogas as sustainable source of energy the following action to be taken;
    1. Exercise with wide-rang plans for institutional strengthening.
    2. Design medium scale planning to provide support to the biogas companies.
    3. Work through small scale projects to get maximum benefits from biogas.
  • Obtain permission from the concerned agencies while implementing the programme as per the national policy with co-ordination to the concerned district level offices.
  • To collect and use of the rain water.
  • To uplift the living standard of the community by implementing environmental conservation and sustainable development programme
The functions of BSP-Nepal are
  1. Construction of various sizes household, institutional, community and commercial plants
  2. Promotion and marketing
  3. Subsidy administration/channeling
  4. Credit mobilization
  5. Quality control
  6. Monitoring & evaluation
  7. Research & development
  8. Training
  9. Slurry management
  10. Institutional support/strengthening
  11. Programme management (Administration)


  Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Center (CWIN)
It was established in 1987 for the rights of the child and against child labour exploitation. The main areas of concern are child labour, street children, child marriage, bonded labour, trafficking of children, children in conflict with laws and commercial-sexual exploitation of children. As a watchdog in the field of child rights in the country, CWIN acts as a voice of children through lobbying, campaign and pressure to the government to protect and promote children's rights in the country, and to end all kinds of exploitation, abuse and discrimination against children. As a concerned organization to the children at risk, CWIN has been also undertaking a number of socialization, support and rehabilitation programme through its various programmes.


  Committee for the Promotion of Public Awareness and Development Studies (COPPADES)
It is rural based non profit, non government organization established in 1990. The vision is to promote organizational activities among women, the poorest and the discriminated groups by building up awareness among them and empowering them through economic self dependence. The various projects of the organization are
  • Resolving Savings Group/Program Against Poverty
  • Strengthening Good Governance Project
  • Social and Environmental Impact Mitigation Program
  • Basic Computer and Information and Communication Technology Project
  • Implementing Solar Power Enabled Online Education Project
  • Alternative Energy Promotion Center
  • Community Led Climate Change Adaptation Project


Didibahini has been working to improve the lives in Nepal since 1992. It has commitment on achieving gender equality through a participatory learning approach. It works with men and women to achieve a positive change in behaviour and attitudes, thus considers itself as unique. It also practices a process-orientated approach to gender education. Its participatory research method attempts to bring change through informed choices of existing problems that Nepali men and women face. The organization has formed Women Forums, Youth forums, and Research and Learning Centers. The completed projects are
  • PEACE- to identify the causes of internal and external conflict that is prevalent in the society.
  • WPED- facilitating and advocating for women's political empowerment through capacity building trainings and action researches.
  • RWSS- to improve the health situation of the people by providing quality drinking water and to reduce the work load of the community and save time from fetching water
  • WHEEL- to contribute toward increased gender equality.
  • Gender in Politics- to achieve gender equality in politics, not only in numbers but also in meaningful participation.
    1. Peace and Development- to provide scholarship to the children of conflict victims with whom it was working sometimes back.

It is foundation for all cooperation in Nepal, Tibet and Pakistan for pursing ecological, economic, social and cultural objectives which are implemented together with local population through regional development projects. The big tasks are combating poverty and protecting biodiversity in order to ensure sensible co-existence of mankind and nature in long term. Preserving endangered ecosystems and time cultivating are another challenging tasks. So, the mission is providing people in the Himalayans with better life conditions on a long-term basis and supporting them in taking the development of their region into their own hands


  Enabling State Programme(ESP)-Nepal
It was launched in January 2001 to improve the living standards. The mission is to achieve pro-poor governance in Nepal through the involvement of Nepali stakeholders. The overall objective is to create an enabling environment for democratic and inclusive governance. The specific objectives are
  1. to develop a better understanding of governance problems and identify solutions
  2. to promote innovative change initiatives towards pro-poor governance
  3. to identify, encourage, and support reformers in key governance areas.
The programme’s activities are guided by the Nepalese government’s national policies and programmes as set forth in its periodic plans.


  Health Net Nepal
It serves the Nepalese health community by providing affordable Internet service, access to health information, and technical support for several regional information-sharing initiatives. It was established in 1998. It is responsible for introducing many health organizations throughout Nepal to the power of information and communication technology, particularly electronic mail, as a low cost communication medium and a tool for accessing information from various sources such as MEDLINE, discussion groups, and news groups. Objectives are
  • To overcome the isolation of health professionals by creating a network of people and organizations linked by appropriate, simple and inexpensive communication technology.
  • To provide access to national and international health related literature.
  • To be a provider of health information in a digested form.
  • To be a 'matchmaker' i.e. connectivity broker between health care workers and sources of health information.
  • To update current knowledge regarding the health care system and research through distance education and appropriate communication technology.


  Himal Association a Kathmandu Valley
It began in 1987 and is working consistently in the fields of journalism, communications, publishing, education, film festivals, and other related activities. Its primary focus has been to make Nepal a more intellectual, a more knowledgeable society, conscious of various local, national and international issues that surround it through a variety of activities that help to enhance cultural understanding amongst scholars and general public alike.


  IHNURED International
It is the organization to uphold the human rights. The primary focus of the organization is to advocate on behalf of vulnerable population such as women, children, indigenous people, dalit and other marginalized section of the society. Similarly, protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) is one of the key areas concern.

  Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC)
INSEC has been ardently involved in protection and promotion of Human Rights for more than one and a half decade. It was founded in 1998. The objective is the objective of protecting the rights of people engaged in informal sectors.


  Institute of Human Rights Communication (IHRICON)
The mission is to achieve a country where people are more empowered through advocacy and education. It has been at the forefront of attempting to improve the rights of women and children. The goal is to spread the message that non-violence, tolerance, respect for human rights, media for peace and democracy, and development are interlinked and mutually reinforcing.


  Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP)
It was established in 1992. The mission is to ensure the future ecological and cultural prosperity of Nepal and its people by maximizing the benefits and reducing the negative impacts associated with tourism. Objectives
  • Promote sustainable tourism and provide environmental and cultural education to travelers and the tourism industry through free, impartial information and training programmes
  • Enable sustainable development through outreach projects, training and resources in order to seek a more equitable distribution of the economic benefits of tourism for the people of Nepal
  • Conduct research and development activities on environmental and associated social issues


  Language Technology Kendra (LTK)
It is a collaboration between three organizations – Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya(MPP), Tribhuvan University (TU), Central Department of Linguistics(CDL) and Kathmandu University(KU), Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DoCSE). The three organizations have been working together in several Language Technology Projects since 2004. PAN Localization Project, Bhasha Sanchar Project, Machine Translation Project, Dobhase, SAMBAD were the major projects which help to use Nepali language in Information and Communication Technology.


  Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre (LACC)
It was registered in 1998 to promote women’s human rights. Its aim is to promote easy access to justice to the poor marginalized women who suffer injustice and oppression in the society by providing free legal aid and counseling. The mission is access to justice and a non-discriminatory, equitable society for women and children through legal aid, lobbying, advocacy, capacity development, awareness raising and empowerment.

  Lutheran World Federation-Nepal (LWF Nepal)
It was established in 1984 to work with marginalized and disadvantaged communities in the areas Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Management, Sustainable Livelihoods and Peace, Reconciliation and Human Rights. It adopts empowerment, human rights-based, integrated and collaborative approach while designing and implementing humanitarian and development programs.


  Maiti Nepal
It was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture. It was established in 1993. This social organization also actively works to find justice for the victimized lot of girls and women by engaging in criminal investigation and waging legal battles against the criminals. It has highlighted the trafficking issue with its strong advocacy from the local to national and international levels.


  Martin Chautari
It is a research and policy based institute formed in 1991. Later in 2002, it became registered NGO. Now it focuses on research and policy on democracy, media and education, with cross-cutting themes of gender and social inclusion. The primary objective is strengthening the social contract between state and citizens by expanding and making inclusive the public sphere with informed dialogue, analytically rigorous research and viable policy choices.


  National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC)
It was establihsed in 1982 to work in the field of nature conversation in Nepal. For over two decades, the Trust has successfully undertaken over 200 small and large projects on nature conservation, biodiversity as well as cultural heritage protection, ecotourism, and sustainable development. The Trust activities have spread from the sub-tropical plains of Chitwan, Bardia and Kanchanpur in the lowlands to the Annapurna and Manaslu region of the high Himalayas, including the trans-Himalayan region of Upper Mustang and Manang.

Currently, the projects of Trust are divided into three geographical areas - the lowland, the mid-hills (Kathmandu Valley) and the high mountains. The Trust’s activities in the lowlands are based in and around the Chitwan National Park, the Bardia National Park and the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve located in the central, western and far-western development regions of Nepal, through the Biodiversity Conservation Center (BCC) in Chitwan, the Bardia Conservation Program (BCP) in Bardia and the Suklaphanta Conservation Program (SCP) in Kanchanpur. Similarly, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) and Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP) are three protected areas managed by the Trust in the mountain region. The Central Zoo is the only project of the Trust in Kathmandu Valley. As a new initiative, the Trust has established an Energy and Climate Change Unit to address the emerging issues of climate change through mitigation and adaptation approach and renewable energy technologies. The Trust has also started work on urban environment conservation with the Bagmati River Conservation Project.



  Nepal Australia Friendship Association (NAFA)
It was established in 1989 to improve the physical, social, emotional and economic well being of people through small development projects. Objectives of the current aid program are to:
  • Improve the physical, social, emotional and economic well being of community members in villages and larger towns in Nepal.
  • Provide financial assistance to community based projects.
  • Encourage full participation by community members.
  • Provide assistance in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner.
  • Ensure activities focus on urban and rural areas.
  • Ensure that development projects assist all members of a community, particularly women and children.
  • All projects should be self sustaining.

  Nepal Community Development Foundation
It is a registered charity that supports development projects in eastern Nepal since 1989. It has helped bring water, education, health, and hope to thousands of people in rural Nepal.


  Nepal Forum of Environmental journalists (NEFEJ)
To promote environment journalism, it was founded on June 1, 1986. Since then it has been providing the forum to debate, study, influence public policy, and raising awareness for conservation and sustainable development. NEFEJ has continuously been working in the environment conservation, awareness generation, and sustainable development. There are several instances of achievement of success in these fields. It has played an important role in creating environment for formulation and amendment of the environmental laws and rights. Furthermore, it has also been successful in advocating for the proper management of solid waste generated in the capital. NEFEJ has been carrying out its activities through its four (4) major departments: Radio Sagarmatha, Community Radio Support Center (CRSC), Media Training Center (MTC), and Audio-Visual Department. "Aankhijhyal” is one of the biggest successes ever achieved by NEFEJ and provide the technical support of documentary and producing documentary.


  Nepal Participatory Action Network (NEPAN)
It was formed in 1995. NEPAN envisages a situation in Nepal where the poor and underprivileged people become the main focus for sustained, equitable and humanistic development. It promotes and facilitates participatory development approaches for the empowerment of the people through research, advocacy, lobbying and capacity building activities. The major activities are as follows:
  • Supports and complements its members' efforts in participatory development by organizing symposia, conferences, workshops, and meetings to promote and advocate principles and share experiences of participatory action.
  • Organizes training programmes and workshops to develop the skills and knowledge needed to ensure the participation of people in their own development.
  • Undertakes methodological research with the aim of making advances in the understanding and practice of participatory approaches.
  • Regularly publishes and disseminates news, views, and experiences related to participatory action and development.
  • Provides advice and necessary support in order to facilitate the participatory development.
  • Networks and cooperates with similar institutions and networks, both in Nepal and internationally.


  Nepal School Projects
It was founded in 1975. The objective is to raise and allocate funds for development projects in rural Nepal. The emphasis must be on "grass-roots" projects that clearly benefit the needy and underprivileged people.


  Nepal Wireless Project
It provides Internet access, electronic commerce, education, telemedicine and other services to a number of remote villages in Nepal, using wireless technologies. In 1996, Mahabir Pun started using the school's Web site to attract volunteers and collect materials for the school. In 2002, Wi-Fi-based wireless connectivity was established between Nangi and a neighbouring village, Ramche. After five years, the team succeeded in connecting Nangi to Pokhara, the closest city with Internet access

  Open Learning Exchange Nepal (OLE Nepal)
The organization is dedicated to enhancing teaching-learning in schools through integration of technology and to promote uniform access to quality educational materials across different geographic areas and socio-economic strata. It develops and develops free educational content, trains teachers to integrate technology in classrooms, implements technology interventions in rural schools and helps build local capacity in technology and education. E-pustakalaya ( and E-path ( two most useful resources which are developed by OLE Nepal. OLE Nepal has constantly sought to utilize best possible technology solution to successfully implement ICT-based education in under-resourced rural schools.


  Sancharika Samuha
It is a Forum of women communicators established after the Beijing conference in April 1996 with the objective of promoting a healthier and gender sensitive media. T he mission of the establishment of “Sancharika” is to enhance the capacity of print and electronic media for promoting gender equality and equity based development in Nepal. It also advocates for equality through research and media campaigns. The campaigns and advocacy programs have direct impact on Women. Sancharika Samuha has its main objective to design programs which aims at building capacity of women in the Journalism sector. The other objectives are as follows:
  • To create gender equal society by enhancing the capacity of media for promoting equity and equality based development.
  • To enhance representation of female journalists in the Nepalese media and strengthen the capacity of female journalists through the improvement of their professional skills and their access to the Nepalese media.
  • To ensure press freedom


  Social Educational Environmental Development Services
It was founded in 1998. It helps people by improving their health and welfare with the support of grassroots projects that involve community partnerships in the area of education, water, health services, and the environment. It also develops solutions that are economically feasible, sustainable, and sensitive to cultural concerns.


  South Asia Partnership International-Nepal
It facilitates solidarity between other community based organizations and issue based networks within South Asia. It has always promoted building the capacity of those working at the grassroots level for poverty alleviation. Though the official role of a national NGO came in 1994, it has already started its approach since 1985. It firmly believes that as a national organization it can contribute more directly to the pursuit of developing human potential. Its aim is to tap such human resources and create opportunities for the marginalized to reach decision-making levels.