In 2005, Aanand Mishra founded the Center for Research and Sustainable Development (CREASION) Nepal with the vision of providing a platform for young and undergraduate students to enhance their skills in sustainable development through research-based ideas.
Incubation period followed by the initiation of various outdoor activities, volunteering programs and activisms
Various activities conducted in the founding years prompted Aanand to start a program to encourage volunteerism and start a volunteering revolution. He launched Volunteer for Change (VFC) in 2010, promoting effective volunteerism and providing internship and volunteer opportunities for young people and underprivileged youth from diverse backgrounds.
We received our first international volunteer from Canada who helped communities in Pokhara and also translated a textbook which was later reprinted.
As part of redefining volunteerism through VFC, clean-up of Kanti Children Hospital was initiated in collaboration with college students, professionals and security personnel
Aanand's dedication to the green economy has been unwavering, and since 2013, he has been working in the field with a focus on recycling, circular economy, and sustainable resource management. He is a strong advocate for youth empowerment and has been a mentor to many young people, guiding them toward a career in the development sector. In 2013, Creasion also provided Safalta HIV Sikshya Sadan with ten classrooms in support of a good number of international volunteers.
Within this period, international volunteers involved in a lot of activities- construction of community toilets, WASH- related activities and so on.
The 2015 earthquake in Nepal was a turning point for Aanand, who recognized the need for immediate relief and a holistic approach to reconstruction. He designed and developed Rebuild for Change (RFC), implementing climate-smart and environmentally-focused projects to help Nepali communities recover effectively.The emergency Disaster Response project was initiated in the wake of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake and is activated when any kind of disaster strikes
The 2017 flood prompted the start of Alliance of Disaster Relief, a collaborative effort to help communities affected by the consequences of flood.
Arrival of HUMAN'ISAXVII volunteers from France for school construction in Kakani
Reconstruction of schools affected by earthquake in support of Association for Nepal Synapse Self- Reliant Support in Japan (ANSSSJ)
Recycler Saathi, a landmark project to formalize the waste management sector of Nepal as well as cater to the problem of waste PET bottles introduced
Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project (WWERP) initiated in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its impact on the waste workers
Initiated and executed Oxygen for Nepal- a collective social compaign to provide vital medical equipment and other necessities- in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Implemented the Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth Project Funded by the European Union, along with Implementing partners, Youth Innovation Lab, Restless Development, CREASION and Centre for Disaster Management Studies.
Implemented the Preventing Plastics in Nepali Rivers by boosting the Informal Sector (RiPL) Project funded by Norwegian Retailer’s Environment Fund and implemented by the consortium including Center for Research and Sustainable Development Nepal (CREASION), GRID Arendal, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Doko Recyclers and International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).
Launched Green Shift Nepal Project, funded by the European Union, Led by CREASION, with Consortium partners, Youth Innovation Lab and Restless Development.
Implemented Mountain Clean-Up Campaign. CREASION has taken up the crucial role of co-processing and recycling the collected waste from the mountains, for waste management.