Who We Are
Rupantaran Nepal is a not for profit organization dedicated to transform people’s lives and living by mobilising and managing resources, promoting social justice and nurturing collaboration. It envisions a transformation in natural resources, resource users and resource institutions through knowledge, actions and relationships. Rupantaran Nepal is registered to Government of Nepal under the Company Act 2063, which has made a provision of registering and functioning of philanthropic organization as a non-profit organization, to be registered at Company Registrar Office. It follows the Social Welfare Council (SWC) Guidelines for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).The organization is established by a group of Nepalese development professionals and social activists having diverse experience in Forestry Sector, Social Development, Livelihoods, Climate Change and Community Development. Initially, the founding members were the professionals who had long experiences of working in Livelihoods Forestry Programme (LFP) and Nepal Swiss Community Forestry Project (NSCFP). The aim was to bring together and institutionalize the vast and diverse knowledge and experiences of these professionals gained through more than 20 years community based forest management and sustainable livelihoods. The membership is later widened to wide ranges of Nepalese professionals having diverse knowledge and experiences. Presently, there are 75 members. The Annual General Assembly governs the organization through a democratic process and it selects the Board of Directors.
Rupantaran Nepal is dedicated to be an independent and neutral social enterprise, to bring out the best of an NGO and a corporate organization. Rupantaran's Article of Association emphasizes mobilizing its internal resources into projects that benefit the poor and excluded localized priorities. Rupantaran Nepal since its establishment has been able to demonstrate its professional capacity to deliver services in: project management and implementation; capacity building and institutional development; applied research and project design and monitoring evaluation in the area of climate change, livelihoods and economic development, forest management services and gender and social inclusion. This has been achieved through partnerships with various organizations at the local, national and international level. In doing so, Rupantaran values its partnership approach, transparency and accountabilityduring its involvement at all levels. It has partnered with a large number of National and International organizations. Nationally it has worked and partnered with Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Local Development, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation and more than 60 NGO’s and academic institutions at central and district level. Similarly, Rupantaran Nepal is also providing services related to forestry and livelihoods to India and many other partnerships are in pipeline.
Thus, it builds on experiences, expertise, and systems of more than two decades, coupled with modern innovativeness and diversity to become a competent, professional, and value-based institution that can contribute to improve the livelihoods of poor and excluded communities.