Indoor Air Pollution and Health Forum Nepal


Vision: Healthy indoor environments in all Nepalese households

Mission: Save people’s lives, especially women and children below five years who are vulnerable to the consequences of indoor air pollution.

Objective: Advocate for socially inclusive, pro-poor and appropriate polices to mitigate IAP and to increase access by poor and marginalized households to cleaner fuels and technologies by bringing together groups of professionals and organizations.

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mr. Suraj Kumar Sharma
Secondary Contact
Mr. Min Bikram Malla

Address Secretariate, Practical Action Nepal, Lazimpat
P.O. Box 15135

Phone 977-01-4446015
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

Project 1: Improving Households Energy Management Practices in Sacred Himalayan Landscapes, Langtang National Park-Rasuwa Funded by GEF/UNDP Small Grant Programme

Project 2: Advocacy for Gender Sensitive Energy Policy in Nepal funded by ENERGIA Network

Fuels/Technologies: Biomass
Smoke hoods
Sectors of Experience: Environment
Scaling-Up Indoor Air Pollution Alleviating technologies, Policy Research on IAP, Gender in Energy Policy
Countries of Operation: Nepal

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

We believe that the information gap, poverty and accessibility are the main barriers.

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

We have trained local manufacturers within the programme district to construct smoke hoods. They construct this technology (smoke hoods) themselves and supply demand in the area.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

We are dedicated to technology standardization and promotion. Additionally, we give equal importance for ventilation improvement.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

We are doing monitoring of indoor air pollution levels (mainly CO and PM). Likewise, we are interested in monitoring stove performance.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

We have experience in technology dissemination (smoke hoods) since 2005 and have knowledge in policy research and approval from government agencies.