Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)

CRT/N is a professional non-governmental organization established in 1989 under the Company Act and later, re-registered with Government of Nepal (GoN) under the Social Organization Registration Act 2034 since October 1998. CRT/N is focussing on developing and promoting appropriate rural technologies effective in meeting the basic needs and improving livelihood of rural people. The main vision of the organization is to become a professional and innovative organization and knowledge centre in renewable energy delivering quality services to local communities for improving their livelihood. The mission is to develop, promote and disseminate environmentally sound rural and appropriate technologies and strengthen the capability of rural communities in creating better opportunities through mobilisation of local resources to improve their livelihood conditions. For more details visit website: http://www.crtnepal.org/

M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)

MSSRF was established in 1988 as a non-profit non-political Trust committed to a mission of harnessing science and technology for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable development. The mission of MSSRF is to link the science with society for sustainable rural development. Since its inception, the Foundation focuses on harnessing science and technology options for rural development through pro-poor, pro-women and pro-nature approach to address the practical problems faced by rural men and women in agriculture, food and nutrition and in technology development and dissemination. While it aims to accelerate the use of modern science, it adopts participatory and anticipatory research for sustainable development to improve lives and livelihoods of tribal and rural communities. These efforts have been undertaken in a participatory manner and in partnership with local communities and other knowledge-based institutions, public and private sector organizations by adopting inter-disciplinary approaches.