ISET-Nepal was established in 2001 as a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization to study and analyse developmental issues of rapidly changing social and environmental context that demand new insights into the emerging challenges to manage resources for sustainable development.
ISET-Nepal is registered with the District Administration Office (CDO) and Social Welfare Council (SWC) of The Government of Nepal.It has dedicated its organizational focus to generate and disseminate knowledge on changing social and environmental context through research, publications and engagement in public debates to address the emerging challenges.
ISET-Nepal envisions a society capable of addressing the emerging social and environmental challenges through improved local institutional capacity to respond flexibly using innovative approaches and sustainable solutions as new issues arise.
ISET-Nepal's mission is to improve understanding and elevate the level of dialogue as civil society attempts to respond to natural resource and environmental challenges in a rapidly changing social and economic context. This is achieved by generating and disseminating new knowledge on a wide ranging issues that affect both natural resources and general well being of the society. Research publication, and engagement in public debates are mediums to address the ever changing educational needs of managing social and environmental transition.
The primary goal of ISET-Nepal is to conduct academic studies, research and interactions on subjects related to environment and social development and to work towards increasing capacity of youth having inclination for study, research and other academic activities through education, training and exchange of academic cooperation, interactions and discussions at the local, regional and national level.
Conduct academic studies, research, monitoring, dissemination and interactions on subjects related to environment and social development.
Encourage youth having inclination for study, research and other academic activities to work in the area of natural resources and environmental management, and also work towards increasing their capacity through education and training.
Conduct exchange of academic cooperation, interactions and discussions at the national, regional and international levels.
Act as a forum for the open and participatory exchange of high professional ideas.