Foundation for Sustainable Technologies (Fost)
To become an action-oriented institute for promoting easily applicable environment-friendly sustainable technologies in Nepal.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health
Other Organizational Expertise
Designing efficiency stoves, designing foldable solar cookers, providing training to build solar cookers, heat retaining, solar water pasteurization, building water pasteurization indicators, weaving mattresses from the biomass waste, plastic wastes, reusing electronic wastes.
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Solar
Other Technologies Fuels
Compact fuel briquettes from waste material/mattress weaving from biomass and plastic wastes
Clean Cooking Activities
FoST is the only organization where following trainings are provided for empowering the housewives, students, and disabled groups in Nepal: a) solar cooking b) solar cooker building c) solar drying d) solar water pasteurizing/disinfecting e) heat retaining f) briquetting from waste materials without charcoaling process g) stove designing without electrical equipments in rural communities h) mattress weaving training from biomass and plastic wastes. i) reusing e-wastes Target: more and more needy people in rural communities in Nepal and other developing countries. So far we disseminated our technologies in 40 districts in Nepal. We are planning to spread another five districts in 2011. We introduced briquette making from wastes in Afghanistan, Cambodia and India. Demonstrations of our effort were made in about a dozen countries especially on briquette making, solar cooking, water pasteurization and simple stove designing. Scale: All above technologies have a plenty scope of scaling up in the community. We are planning to introduce a cooperative (a) for bridging the funding gaps in briquette and stove producers, (b) for market development of the products, and (c) for creating a forum of users, briquette producers, stoves manufacturer in Nepal.
We would like to contribute in the Partnership as follows: a) knowledge sharing b) skill development c) collaborative approach d) exchange program.
Regions Operating In
Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Based In
35/4 Galkopakha, Thamel
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Sanu Kaji Shrestha
Phone: 977-1-4361574Request an Edit to This Profile