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The heart of the Centre for Renewable Energy (CRE) is composed by the founding member who have studied and worked abroad and have the passion to bring prosperity to their own people
The CRE was formed in 1992, is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization specialized in disseminating renewable energy throughout Nepal. The founding remembers are engineers who have studied / worked abroad and have returned back to Nepal.
As the member had been exposed, they saw the technology that exists in the world. When returning to Nepal they were confronted with their own people struggle. Their newly obtained insights gave them clear solutions for the daily problems the Nepali people face.
Being all Nepali nationals, they are therefore in a unique position to connecting the external technologies within the local context. They have adapted the technology to the local context, such as designing the technology to suite the local materials. As they understand the culture and the barriers they are able to negotiate change.
The association is currently presidented by the social entrepreneur Babu Raja Shrestha, who was awarded as Ashoka fellow in 2001.