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Pratiman Neema Memorial Foundation

PNMF has created several research platforms in collaborations with our network of national and international scholars and institutions: Lumbini Center for Sustainability, Global Health & Community Outreach, Ecological Monitoring Program and Citizen Science, Innovations & Sustainable Technologies. To facilitate these activities in research and collaborations, PNMF is developing two offices at its college: the Office of Research, Planning, and Development and the Office of Global Affairs and Community Outreach.

The two offices at the college – the Office of Research and Planning (ORP) and the Global Affairs and Community Outreach (GACO)– provide administrative support to facilitate many of the activities of the centers. The staff of these two offices provides a high level of service in identifying funding opportunities, developing project ideas into proposals, and submitting complete and competitive proposals.

Lumbini Center for Sustainability
Long-term Monitoring of Danda River and its Eco-system
Governance and Public Policy Group
Global Health & Community Outreach Group
Sustainable Technologies and Innovation Lab
Seminars & Workshops



Public Preference fimprovedwateror Improved Danda River Eco-system

Variations in climate and changes in land use patterns through urbanization are likely to have significant impacts on ecosystem structure, functions and dynamics as a whole. Through our study, we seek to understand how the rapidly growing city of Bhairahawa in Nepal and its surrounding farm landscape will change in response to climate change and its effect on the surface and ground water conditions.A research team from the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Nepal Study Center (NSC) has just concluded its first phase of its field work about the socio-ecological study of the Siddharthanagar metropolitan area and its adjoining rural VDCs (Bagaha and Basantapur VDCs). Read more.


Health Research Proposal Writing Workshop

On September 10 2016, proposal writing workshop was organized in Bhairahawa which included participants around the region. There were altogether 41 participants, who belonged to diverse back ground of health sector. There were ophthalmologists, surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, optometrists, ophthalmic assistants, nurses and other paramedics as well. They were related to government, private and non-profitable, medical colleges and hospitals around Bhairahawa, Palpa and Bharatpur. Read more.

Women’swomen Health Camp

The Pratiman-Neema Memorial Foundation (PNMF) in joint collaboration with Women2be, an Albuquerque based NGO, organized the two days event in Bhairahawa, Rupendehi district. The event was organized for raising awareness, delivering female hygiene kits to women and educating them on hygiene health. The main aim of the project was to provide access to facilities and products, provide hygiene promotion and awareness, and allow for maintenance of enabling environments to reduce infections and empower girls and women of the community. Find Research-report for women’s health camp.

arsenic1Groundwater Arsenic Contamination

In May 2014, a team of researchers from Yale University and the Nepal Study Center of the University of New Mexico designed a field research study to assess the impact of ground water arsenic in the two VDC of Nawalparasi and Rupandehi. Funded by the Yale University’s Global Health Initiative, this pilot study examines health literacy, filter adaptation, and respiratory effects of arsenic contamination. Read more.

Read more about our research projects