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About Himalayan Ecotourism

Get yourself involved !


Participate in a social enterprise

Himalayan Ecotourism works with volunteers, interns and researchers.
The Himalayas is an extremely fascinating but fragile place. Long-term welfare of the local villagers and conservation of the natural ressources are serious issues. Working for the promotion of a sustainable development with the participation of local communities while developing ecotourism activities is an exciting opportunity for interns to get to know about the concept of social enterprise.

Our volunteers and interns are typically involved in two domains of actions.
On the "social" aspect : women empowerment, development of green technologies, capacity building and awareness raising campaign.
On the "enterprise" aspect : improving the skills of our cooperative members, marketing, management, etc.




Internship program 2017

Volunteers, interns and researchers can apply for intership at Himalayan Ecotourism.
The 2017 program includes :

  Scaling up and strengthening the micro-enterprise of tḥe local women supported by Himalayan Ecotourism.
  Developing new selling channels for the women's products.
  Raising the awareness of the local villagers about the adverse impacts of intentional forest fires.




Thanking our interns

Keshav, President of the cooperative warmly thanks Devanshi at the last day of her intership.


List of interns, volunteers and researchers per year

Name Details
Jayesh Bagada

Volunteer
Engineer in electronics
Developing a thermoelectric module for the advanced stove. Making of stove prototypes. Launching a crowdfunding campaign.

Zoé Hüttenhain

Volunteer
Video making about the advanced stove. Launching a crowdfunding campaign. Translation of the website of Himalayan Ecotourism in German

Thomas Paul

Intern
TISS, Mumbai
Mobilizing the community (especially the women folk) of the ecozone around the Symbioz (Green Technologies) project. Assessing the level of awareness about the impacts of the use their natural resources on the local and global environment.

Florian Saas

Intern
Agrocampus, Angers, France
Development of a biopesticide for various cash crop in the ecozone of the Great Himalayan National Park. Advising the steps to be taken for the improvement of the ecology of an habitat for the Cheer pheasant in the ecozone.

Name Details
Poonam Shukla

Fellow at Teach For India
Worked towards creating a women Self Help Group in the villages and provide them training in soap, balm and bag making in the GHNP region in order to establish a self sustainable model to empower the community.

Shikha Bohra

Volunteer
Fellow at Teach For India
Worked towards creating a women Self Help Group in the villages and provide them training in soap, balm and bag making in the GHNP region in order to establish a self sustainable model to empower the community.

Saumya Jain

Intern
M.Sc. Environment Management and Sustainable Development, Delhi University
Research on forest fire in the ecozone of Great Himalayan National Park, and participation in the formation of women SHGs and in strengthening of the existing SHGs in some villages.

Neha Makol

Intern
M.Sc. Environment Management and Sustainable Development, Delhi University
Research on forest fire in the ecozone of Great Himalayan National Park, and participation in the formation of women SHGs and in strengthening of the existing SHGs in some villages.

Arka Banerjee

Intern
Economics Undergraduate at Presidency University, Kolkata
Creating business structures and marketing plan for Himalayan Ecotourism and Himalayan Eco-creation. Women empowerment for setting up their micro-enterprise.

Shuchi Tripathi

Intern
Economics Undergraduate at Presidency University, Kolkata
Creating business structures and marketing plan for Himalayan Ecotourism and Himalayan Eco-creation. Women empowerment for setting up their micro-enterprise.

Shrija Dasgupta

Intern
Economics Undergraduate at Presidency University, Kolkata
Creating business structures and marketing plan for Himalayan Ecotourism and Himalayan Eco-creation. Women empowerment for setting up their micro-enterprise.

Arindam Chakraborty

Intern
Economics Undergraduate at Presidency University, Kolkata
Creating business structures and marketing plan for Himalayan Ecotourism and Himalayan Eco-creation. Women empowerment for setting up their micro-enterprise.

Vincent Martin

Intern
Sciences Po Grenoble
Organizing winter trek in the ecozone of the GHNP. Making of local-made snowshoes. Making of the first prototype of the advanced wood stove. Writing articles for a new blog. Developing ideas to devise a waste management project.

Killian Boiron

Intern
Alliance Sciences & Business, Program IDEA, Lyon, France
Research and development work for the advanced stove project.

Yohan Hecquet

Intern
Alliance Sciences & Business, Program IDEA, Lyon, France
Research and development work for the advanced stove project.

Tryphena Duddley

Volunteer
Chennai
Mobilizing women from villages in the ecozone of the GHNP to form Self-Help Group and launch their micro-enterprise.

Agathe Toutin

Intern
Paris, France
Making of a biogas unit and training women for making a simple biopesticide

Decayeux Emma

Intern
ISTOM, Paris, France
Making of a biogas unit and training women for making a simple biopesticide

Mandausch Pauline

Intern
ISTOM, Paris, France
Making of a biogas unit and training women for making a simple biopesticide

Léa Pillet

Intern
ISTOM, Paris, France
Making of a biogas unit and training women for making a simple biopesticide

Gwenaëlle Detour

Intern
ISTOM, Paris, France
Making of a biogas unit and training women for making a simple biopesticide

Nikhil Parihar

Volunteer
Video maker, Kolkata
Making of a video about the work of Himalayan Ecotourism.

Name Details
Devanshi Laddha

Intern
Indian Institute of Management, Indore
Development of the capacities of the members of the cooperative to the management.

Hasrat Grewal

Volunteer
She has assisted our efforts to form the cooperative.

Venkatesh Hippalgaonkar

Intern
Information Technology GITAM University,Vishakapatnam
Updating the web site http://himalayanecotourism.com/

Noyonika Bose

Intern
Presidency University,Kolkata
Participation in a study on the income of the villagers of the ecozone of the GHNP.

Priya Krishnamoorthy

Volunteer
Tata Consultancy Services , Chennai
Development of the strategy of "marketing" of Himalayan Ecotourism.

Juliette Pouradier

Intern
Jean Monnet, Vic In Bigorre, France
Study of issues related to the income of the villagers of the ecozone of the GHNP and the consequences of the establishment of the national park.

Priyanka Sheoran

Researcher
Ambedkar University, Delhi
Socio-economic study in the village of Karongcha.

Jonas Moses

Volunteer
Science Po, Paris, France
Management and accounting of the cooperative.

Mathilde Armand

Intern
ISTOM, Paris, France
Training of women of the village Pekhri to the production of felted wool and jams.

Julie Fleuet

Intern
ISTOM, Paris, France
Training of women of the village Pekhri to the production of felted wool and jams.

Damien Lesage

Intern
ISTOM, Paris, France
Training of women of the village Pekhri to the production of felted wool and jams.

Manu Vikrant

Volunteer
Chandigarh
Teaching of English to members of the cooperative.

Lani Jones

Volunteer
California, US
Business development and marketing.

Mathilde Halleux

Volunteer
Belgium
She has attended Lani in its efforts in the promotion of Himalayan Ecotourism.



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