Established in 2001, ISET-Nepal conducts research and analyzes issues related to society and the environment. It is registered with the District Administration Office (CDO) and Social Welfare Council (SWC) of the Government of Nepal as a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization.


A society capable of addressing social and environmental challenges through innovative approaches and sustainable solutions.


Improve understanding and elevate the level of dialogue as civil society attempts to respond to natural resource and environmental challenges through the generation and dissemination of new knowledge on issues related to natural resources and the well-being of society. Research publications and engagements in public debates are mediums to address the ever-changing educational needs of managing the social and environmental transition.


Conduct research and hold interactions on subjects related to environment and social development to enhance the capacity of youth through education, training, and interactions at the local, regional and national levels.


  • Conduct research, monitoring, dissemination, and interactions on subjects related to environment and social development.
  • Encourage youth who have an inclination for research and academic activities in the area of natural resources and environmental management, and 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.