Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.
Our approach to development has been that of overall commitment to tackle problems where they occur, encouraging local initiatives in finding solutions to problems to promote long term adoption of new ideas, technologies and practices.
WI's Renewable Energy Project Support Office (REPSO) in Nepal has been involved in improving access to renewable energy, through public awareness raising and capacity building, for more than 14 years. In Nepal, REPSO has established a reputation for providing high quality business support services to entrepreneurs working in hydropower and other clean energy enterprises. In addition, it has been supporting the commercial generation of power from distributed energy systems such as small hydropower, solar photovoltaic, grid electrification and wind to increase the rural population's access to electricity (rural electrification), and had substantially promoted clean transportation, micro-finance, and decentralized energy through biogas.