Access to the internet is crucial to meet the challenges Sherpa people face to compensate for the effects of climate change on traditional tourism.
Project status: Ongoing
Over 1700 Sherpa people living in two villages in Nepal near Mount Everest have no internet access as they are unreachable to traditional operators. With a lack of access to essential services such as healthcare and education and with tourism on the decline due to climate change, the livelihoods of these tourism-dependent people are being impacted. The project is divided into two phases. 48percent will contribute to capacity building among the locals during their digital transition.
Phase two is yet to start.
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