We educate ourselves and our community of the imminent global climate crisis. We promote and demonstrate green entrepreneurial solutions.


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

An official Volunteering Network of Nepal jointly run by Government of Nepal and HCI to mobilise and deploy National Volunteers in various nation-building efforts to spread harmony.

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The Gen Nep Impact

A Youth Career Development Program that promotes and enables Nepali 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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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 initiative to help build climate-smart and earthquake resistant homes using locally sourced materials.

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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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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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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
750 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 376 thousand)
Social Enterprise Surplus re-invested
NRs. 41 Lakhs
(USD 41 thousand)
Contribution to Government Revenue (HCI is an income tax exempt organization)

Our Team

Since its inception in 2011, HCI, a youth driven not-for-profit organization, has been involved with incubating and sustaining social enterprises and charitable initiatives. After successfully floating a dozen social start-ups, HCI has now set-up professionally run Social Innovation and Business Incubation Hubs (SIBI Hubs) at Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.

National Volunteers, one of the HCI initiatives mandated by the government of Nepal, envisions being connected with youths in every ward of every village/town in the country by 2020, and therefore gives an enormous ability to HCI SIBI Hub to reach out to the enterprising young minds in every nook and corner of the country.

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