CRT/N as a professional/innovative organization and knowledge centre in renewable energy/appropriate technology delivering quality services to local communities for improving their livelihood.
Develop, promote and disseminate environmentally sound rural/appropriate technologies and strengthen capability of rural communities in creating better opportunities through mobilisation of local resources to improve their livelihood conditions.
Development and promotion of rural/appropriate and Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs):
CRT/N’s organizational structure consists of a General Assembly comprising general members and promoters, and Board of Directors at the second level consisting of members elected by the General Assembly. The General Assembly provides policy direction to the management. Management is headed by the Executive Director, who is the Executive Head 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. The CRT/N office is equipped with adequate number of computer/printers, photocopier, telephone, internet, multimedia, etc.
The CRT/N family consists of about 30 professional staff with background in engineering, environmental science, management, accountancy, gender issues as well as social mobilization. Most of the staff members are based in the working districts. About 29 percent of the staff is female. CRT/N pools experts and consultants as per need from among its vast network of professionals.
CRT/N’s efforts have been recognized in international area through following rewards:
CRT/N has been involved in following regional and international level activities:
Nexus Carbon for Development
CRT/N is a founding member and also a Board member of Nexus Carbon for Development, a global alliance for carbon project development. Nexus has been incorporated in Singapore. It is a signatory of the Gold Standard Pledge for premium quality carbon credits.
Link to www.nexus-c4d.org
International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA)
Based in the Netherlands, ENERGIA Hivos links individuals and groups concerned with energy, sustainable development, and gender in various countries in Asia and Africa. CRT/N has managed the Regional Secretariat of ENERGIA for Asia Region from July 2007- February 2009 providing support to the National Focal Points (NFPs) of ENERGIA in Asia Region consisting of NFPs in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.
Link to: www.energia.org
Past 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, China and conducted training for the local production of efficient improved wood and dung fuel stoves with support from the GTZ in April 2006.
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 and 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 was
supported 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.
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.
Likewise, CRT/N has conducted a number of regional/international meeting/workshop.
CRT/N co-hosted The ENERGIA Phase 6 Strategic Planning Meeting in Nepal from 18-21 April, 2017. The objective of meeting were: to review and revisit ENERGIA’s implementation strategies and partnerships, including good practices and lessons learned, to share and reflect on the findings and recommendations of the going ENERGIA phase 5 external evaluation and to develop a strategic plan for the next phase (2018- 2021) of ENERGIA, including an updated vision and mission, operating principles, main target groups; working approach and core activity areas.
Likewise, DIB/INFORSE- Regional Meeting on EVD Phase 1 closing and EVD Phase II kick off meeting was held in Nepal from 28 June-2 July 2017. The objective of the meeting was to review and share the outcome from phase 1 and discuss the plans with its regional partners.