Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) is a professional non-governmental organization engaged in developing and promoting appropriate rural technologies effective in meeting the basic needs and improving livelihood of rural people. Established in August 1989 under the Company Act, CRT/N has been re-registered with Government of Nepal (GoN) under the Social Organization Registration Act 2034 since October 1998. The organization is actively engaged in upgrading traditional technologies as well as developing new technologies with diversified and versatile applications to meet rural needs.
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.
- Promote and disseminate rural/appropriate technologies to meet the basic needs of the people and improve their quality of life.
- Conduct adaptive and action-oriented research on indigenous and improved rural/appropriate technologies.
- Train and transfer technical information and know-how on production, installation and management of rural/appropriate technologies.
- Assist in development of technical and institutional capabilities for sustainable development.
- Provide technical support and consulting services in the field of rural energy and environment conservation.
Area of Specialization
Development and promotion of rural/appropriate and Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs):
- Household, commercial and institutional Improved Cookstoves (ICS) (fixed type, prefabricated portable rocket stoves, metallic stoves);
- Briquette, pellet and charcoal;
- Improved Water Mill (IWM) with diversified end uses including electrification;
- Hydraulic ram pump;
- Solar cookers/dryers;
- Other appropriate technologies
- Total access to energy (through intervention of technologies like ICS, IWM, hydram, solar dryer/ cooker, and others);
- Household air quality;
- Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in energy sector;
- Community water management;
- Climate change – adaptation and mitigation;
- Productive end use – employment and income