Disaster Resilient Communities in Nepal by 2050


About NSET

National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal (NSET) is a community of Nepali professionals belonging to various physical and social sciences with a common goal of contributing towards disaster risk management. NSET was founded by a meeting of professionals on June 18, 1993. This multidisciplinary professional society was registered with the Government of Nepal as a Not-for-Profit Non-Government Organization.

Mr. Amod Mani Dixit and Mr. Mahesh Nakarmi convened the meeting that drew voluntary participation by Nepali professionals; civil engineers, geologists, journalists, professors, economists etc. who worked in government offices, academic institutions, media and private sector organizations. The meeting formed an interim Management Committee that comprised eminent persons Mr. Shiva Bahadur Pradhanang as President, Mr. Amod Mani Dixit as General Secretary; and Mr. Jyoti Prasad Pradhan, Mr. Madhav Raj Pandey, Ms. Shanti Malla, Mr. Mukunda Prakash Singh Pradhan and Mr. Mahesh Nakarmi as Members.

NSET was founded for the broad but very explicit cause of ensuring earthquake safety in the hazard-prone urban as well as backward societies of Nepal and contributing to the regional and global level at large. The institutional Vision which has been the pivotal inspiration of the organization was to build "Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal by 2020". The background of why and how NSET was envisioned is historically noteworthy.

Nepal has been facing significant damages and losses due to various degrees and types of disasters. NSET has had a rich experiences and lessons gathered from working in the field of earthquake risk management in last 28 years and we believe that such experiences, knowledge, and lessons can be leveraged effectively in managing multi-hazard risks. In addition, the focus of global and national frameworks related to disaster resilience has encapsulated the aspects of multi-hazard risk management. NSET, hence envisioned to widen, deepen and scale up its area of contribution in enhancing disaster resilience of communities.

NSET has developed 10-Year Strategic Plan (2021-2030) with an idea to ensure greater visibility in its strategic destination and the path to attain its envisioned destination through accomplishment of its mission. This 10-year strategic plan has been prepared with a clear thirst and commitment for growth and efficiency in its overall performance and impact to the society. The newly launched NSET's 10-Year Strategic Plan (2021-2030) envisions to contribute to build "Disaster Resilient Communities in Nepal by 2050".

Management Committee

27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of NSET held on December 13, 2020 has unanimously elected new Management Committee of NSET led by Dr. Amod Mani Dixit.

The President, General Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Members are as follows.

Executive Committee

Dr. Amod Mani Dixit

General Secretary
Mr. Shreeram S. Basnet

Mr. Surya Bhakta Sangachhe

Immediate Past President

Mr. Varun Prasad Shrestha

Executive Member
Mr. Yogeshwor K. Parajuli

Executive Member
Mr. Tika Sharma

Executive Member
Mr. Surya Prasad Acharya

Executive Member
Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha

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