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Organizational Setup

CRT/N’s organizational structure consists of a General Assembly comprising general members and promoters, and an Executive Board at the second level consisting of members elected by the General Assembly. The General Assembly provides policy direction to the management and approves rules and regulations for the organization. Management is headed by the Executive Director, who is the Executive Head of the institution and Member Secretary of the Board and is responsible for the day-to-day management and smooth implementation of the projects and programmes.The Central Office of CRT/N has several divisions and units which are adequately staffed with qualified persons. CRT/N has a Regional Office in Nepalgunj, west Nepal, which coordinates activities in Mid and Far Western Region of Nepal. CRT/N has a plan to establish similar offices in other regions of the country as well. The CRT/N office is equipped with adequate number of computer/printers, photocopier, telephone, fax, internet, multimedia, etc.

The Executive Board comprises of following seven members.

Prof. Dr. Ananda Shova Tamrakar Chairman
Mr. Ganesh Ram Shrestha Member Secretary
Mr. Nanda Ram Baidya Treasurer
Mr. Lumin Kumar Shrestha Member
Mr. Hari Gopal Gorkhali Member
Mr. Bir Jung Prajapati Member
Mr. Damodar Karki Member

Human Resource

The CRT/N family consists of about 60 professional staff with background in engineering, environmental science, economics, management, accountancy, gender issues as well as social mobilisation. Most of the staff members are based in the working districts. About 16 percent of the staff are female. CRT/N pools experts as per need from among its vast network of professionals.

Assignments in Other Countries
Support for Efficiency Increment of Locally Produced Stoves for Wood and Dung Fuel in Tibet: CRT/N has supported institutions in Autonomous Region of Tibet and conducted training for the local production of efficient improved wood and dung fuel stoves with support from the GTZ.

Regional Study on Stoves: CRT/N along with GERES, France and ARECOP, Indonesia, was involved in a regional level study on “Opportunities in ICS Dissemination”. Supported by the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), the study was conducted in six countries, namely, Laos PDR, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam.

Productive Skill on Renewable Energy and Uses, Kabul, Afghanistan: CRT/N has provided technical support for trainings of Master Trainers and assessment of various technologies including improved biomass technologies in Kabul, Afghanistan. This initiative wassupported by UN-Habitat Afghanistan and conducted during January-February 2010.

Technical Support to RSPN, Bhutan: CRT/N assisted Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN), a National NGO of Bhutan, in strengthening its organizational capability to undertake RETs related activities in Bhutan within the project “Women in Energy and Water Management Project” supported by UNEP/ICIMOD in 2003.

Consultancy Assignments/Training

CRT/N has a long experience of conducting various studies in renewable energy sector. The studies conducted by CRT/N range from policy study to baseline, feasibility, monitoring and assessment/impact evaluation studies relating to hydropower, biomass and solar technologies. The studies were conducted for national as well as international institutions such as German Technical Assistance (GTZ), the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and various UN organisations. CRT/N has a dedicated technical unit for conducting training and research on Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs).Likewise, CRT/N has conducted a number of trainings and regional workshop on RETs and Gender and Energy.

Research on Rural Technologies

CRT/N has undertaken a number of research activities sponsored by various organisations. Most recently, it accomplished lab research on Institutional Improved Cook stoves (IICS) supported by International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and a field research on solar dryers for coffee drying supported by Helvetas Nepal. Recently, CRT/N has signed a contract with ICRC regarding supervision and monitoring for the installation of 20 IICS in Maoist Cantonments in Rolpa (8) and Kailali (12) districts.CRT/N has a Research Laboratory for testing of improved cook stoves. It also has equipments such as HOBO and UCB Particle Monitor which can be used for measuring air pollution inside kitchen.

CRT/N’s efforts have been recognised in international area through following rewards

  • Protsahan (Encouragement) prize from Adaptation At Scale, UKAid for Hydraulic Rampump Project supported by UNDP, SGP, GEF, December 2016
  • IWM Programme was selected as final nominee for Energy Globe Award 2010
  • T h e A s h d e n Awa r d s f o r Sustainable Energy 2007 to IWM Programme (Ashden Trust for Sustainable Energy, UK)
  • Recognition for Best Practice from Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (WISION) in 2004, Germany on “Women in Energy and Water Management Project” supported by UNEP/ICIMOD.
  • Consolation prize on the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2002 to IWM Project (Ashden Trust for Sustainable Energy, UK)
  • Green Energy Letter of National Felicitation 2001 to IWM Project (Green Energy Mission, Nepal)
  • IWM Project registered as Projects Around the World at Expo 2000 Hanover, Germany.

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