Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) is a Youth driven Nepali Non-Profit Organization committed to Social Inclusion and Climate Resilience. It advocates Nepal to adopt a Zero-Carbon Economic Growth trajectory. Co-founded in 2011 by a group of eminent entrepreneurs of Nepal, HCI delivers IMPACT by incubating, supporting and sustaining social-entrepreneurial initiatives. HCI prides itself in finding and developing dozens of youth leaders, earning support of hundreds of corporate and civil society partners, and having developed strategic connect with multiple government institutions of Nepal. HCI runs Center for Social Innovation and Business Incubation in Kathmandu and Nepalganj. It has rolled out twelve socially minded start-ups aligned to its three-pronged strategy.


Nepali Economy gets irreversibly and firmly put on the path to Sustainable Development.


Promote Sustainable Solutions to address the Social & Environmental Challenges in Economically feasible ways.


National Volunteer Nepal

A Volunteering Program jointly run by National Planning Commission and HCI to mobilise and deploy thousands of volunteers in relief and rehabilitation work.

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The Gen Nep Impact

A Leadership Development Program that promotes youth to be factors of change driving the nation towards sustainable and inclusive development.

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Hi Mate!

Bringing volunteers and youth from across the world, getting them engaged in inspirational and result-oriented work in Nepal.

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Zero Carbon Nepal

Building a Green National Identity for the country to ensure it remains committed on green development path while supporting robust growth of its exports.

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Hamri Bahini

The Green Angels- Social Enterprise creating Green Jobs for Nepali women with less formal education. Helping them in a sustainable way.

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Nagar Mitra- Friends of the city

Enhancing social profile and economic status of waste workers of Nepal. Helping them meet their healthcare, education and capacity building needs.

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Sadbhaw Scholarships

Free and Fair Scholarships for 100,000 students all over Nepal by engaging community leaders and raising resources locally from institutions and individuals.

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सुरक्षित घर - Resilient Homes

A climate smart housing program to help build climate-smart and earthquake resistant homes using locally sourced materials.

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Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities

Carrying the voice of mountain dwellers and securing the love and support of international community that wants to help people in the Himalayas.

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No Thanks! I Carry My Own Bag

A Youth Led Public Campaign to get plastic shopping bags banned with support of million Nepalese. A pledge card that creates incentives for those not using plastic .

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The State of Himalayas

Communicating stories from the Himalayas to the world seeking their collaboration to help safeguard Himalayan ecology and the people dependent on it.

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Jalabayu Anukul

Helping Nepali Businesses and Industries get environment-friendly and climate- smart. Help them get competitive while improving their market image.

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National Volunteers registered
Champions of Sustainable Development created
MoUs signed with Partners
Citizens directly involved

Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) believes that for any non-profit organization to operate and succeed it must have significant support and trust of its stakeholders. HCI believes that in order for any organization to be a truly sustainable entity, it must be creating positive values in Social, Environmental and Economic domains. HCI sets its Goals and measures its Impact using the triple bottom-line approach as accepted globally.

Scholarships distributed
Employment created
Homes built
People helped
Volunteering Hours dedicated
Waste Workers’ Income significantly enhanced

430 tons
Green House Gas reduced through PET Bottles recycling
6,460 tons
Green House Gas reduced through Plastic Bag Ban in Kathmandu (upon implementation)
Major Industry chosen to go ‘Climate Smart’ way

NRs. 20.4 Crores
(USD 2 Million)
Resources Raised
NRs. 3.7 Crores
(USD 2 Million)
Social Enterprise Surplus re-invested
NRs. 41 Lakhs
(USD 41 thousand)
Contribution to Government Revenue (HCI is an income tax exempt organization)
Prashant Singh
Founder & Chairperson

Dear Stakeholders,

I am glad to share the journey of Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) this far, and where the organization stands at the completion of five years since coming into effective operation. This journey would not have been so swift without the trust and support of some of the leading industrialists, accomplished professionals and social entrepreneurs of Nepal who joined me as co-founders in founding the organization back in 2011.

It was primarily their support and goodwill that brought many more stakeholders who collectively carried us this far. HCI was founded with the very ambitious goal of making Nepal into a truly sustainable polity. It began with promoting The Great Himalaya Trails (GHT)- Climate Smart Trek. One of the co-founders of HCI, Dawa Steven Sherpa, in order to support the cause, walked the entire length of 1,555 KMs over a 99 day period along with other famous mountaineers and personalities.

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