Women in Science and Technology is a non profit, non governmental, professional organization established in 1992. There are approx 445 members women working in the field of science & technology and graduates in science can be members of this organization. WIST was established to empower women scientists and technologists and to use their skill and knowledge to empower women and improve the livelihood of women in rural and urban areas. WIST is the only organization established by the women scientists of nepal. WIST will also bridge the gap in information and knowledge between educated women and women in rural areas. So that all can effectively and efficiently participate in economic development.
WIST is run by an executive committee elected by its members for 2 years. At present WIST is mainly working to improve the quality of life in rural areas focusing in income generating activities like Mushroom farming, community health, environmental conservation, organic farming, food processing and preservation, pest management and other fields.