Glorious Years


Team Members

CEN is an independent, non profit service oriented, policy, research and implementation organisation focusing on research based education and advocacy campaigns with policy inputs and implementation on issues related to sustainable energy use and environmental conservation.

Vision: Sustainable Environment for All

CEN's missions are:

  • To mobilize citizens, particularly youth, for evidence-based advocacy and action for building a healthy, carbon neutral and climate resilient society

The Strategic Goal of CEN are:

  • Promote technologies and practices to meet or exceed Nepalese standards for ambient and indoor air qualities (Healthy)
  • Decarbonize energy use in Nepal through increased efficiency and switching to electricity (Carbon neutral)
  • Strengthen the capacity of governmental, non-governmental, community, youth and private sector organizations at the federal, provincial and local levels on climate change adaptation (climate-resilient)

We enhance value of our clients by focusing on solutions that are innovative, yet practical and that can be implemented. We do this by blending domain expertise with analytical rigor, while maintaining an uncompromising focus on quality - and by hiring and nurturing high quality professionals with a passion for excellence. We are committed to making a difference to our clients and to our people, and we deliver this difference through the integrity of our efforts and by living our core values.


CEN family constitute of ten boards of directors, about 30 general members and hundreds of volunteers from various technical and non-technical fields. The General Assembly makes the major decisions on policy issues. The Executive Board consist of ten member headed by the Chairperson. The organization consists of three divisions namely the: Program division, Planning & Monitoring division and Admin & Finance division. Similarly, the Program division is further sub-divided into 3 units namely; Energy and Climate change unit, Clean Air Unit and Water and Sanitation Unit. For day to day decision making and operations a five member Management committee comprises of members from different divisions and units is formed. See organizational chart below.

Good old days

As Nepal is facing major environmental problems due to the ever increasing consumption of fossil fuels and the resulting pollution and the heavy use of wood, timber and similar products as sources of energy that are causing environmental impacts like diminished soil fertility, indoor pollution, land degradation, loss of water sources and similar problems. There was a need for non governmental organizations to aware general public and to assist the government in achieving its plans of environmental protection and to assist in the gradual replacement of fossil fuels by clean energy sources by supporting research, study, discussion and debate and awareness campaigns to encourage the adoption of clean energy. Therefore, Clean Energy Nepal was established as a social, educational and investigative organization by a group of environmentalist, eco entrepreneurs, social architects and experts.