Ageing Nepal is a non-profit NGO established in 2011 by a group of Nepali social workers committed to helping older people in the country. It does consultancy to develop research and workshops, and help guide policy on ageing.
It trains health workers, care givers and other groups on gerontology and geriatrics, and works with academic institutions to promote research and teaching on ageing issues.
Ageing Nepal campaigns on older people’s rights, and takes proactive measures to fight abuse and exploitation. It builds awareness on issues affecting older people through the media, and gets involved in Age Demands Action.
Ageing Nepal became a HelpAge global network member in 2017.
National Senior Citizen Federation (NASCIF)
The National Senior Citizen Federation (NASCIF) is an NGO established in 2011 to protect the rights, welfare and best interests of older people in Nepal. It has established older people’s associations for older people across all the country.
NASCIF was founded to develop an effective approach to meet the challenges and opportunities of Nepal’s growing number of older people. It acts as a national network for organisations working to improve and uphold the rights of senior citizens in Nepal.
NASCIF is involved in campaigning and awareness raising on older people’s rights, and conducts advocacy work and research on ageing. It also develops educational materials on ageing, runs training courses, coordinates health services, and facilitates the setting up of day care centres throughout Nepal.
NASCIF became a HelpAge global network member in 2017.
Jagatnarayan Mandir, Shankhamul Lalitpur
Nepal G.P.O. Box 2530
Nepal Participatory Action Network (NEPAN)
Founded in 1995, the Nepal Participatory Action Network (NEPAN) is an association of individuals and institutions promoting the participation and empowerment of Nepalese in development across Nepal. It supports people from marginalised groups, especially older people, women, children and disabled people.
NEPAN’s research focuses on ageing, influencing policymaking, developing healthcare services, promoting positive ageing and providing training to partner organisations. It also runs socioeconomic activities to help older people generate secure and reliable incomes.
NEPAN is made up of almost 300 individual and institutional members, and works with government ministries, international NGOs and other national organisations. It became a HelpAge global network member in 2017.