The IP that submitted the form178.200.237.61
Form number on the system249
User accountPatricia Espinosa
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Date CreatedNovember 24, 2021
Date UpdatedNovember 24, 2021
Nominator NamePatricia Espinosa
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Nominator Gender
  • Female
Category of nomination qualificationA United Nations senior executive
Nominator Phone+49 228 815 1065
Nominator OrganizationUnited Nations Climate Change
Nominee NameParas Loomba
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Nominee Gender
  • Male
Nominee OrganizationGlobal Himalayan Expedition
Nominee Achievement Brief

In the Hindu Kush Region, there are more than 16 million people without access to basic energy mainly due to their geographic remoteness. Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) is the one of the world’s first organizations using the force of tourism coupled with technology to bring solar energy to these remote communities, as recognized by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

GHE conducts “Impact Expeditions” to remote Himalayan villages and uses a portion of the expedition fee to fund the capital cost of the hardware, transportation, installation and training of village-scale solar micro-grids. The micro-grid infrastructure set up by GHE is owned and operated by the community.

To date, Global Himalayan Expedition has solar electrified more than 131 villages in 3 regions of India, directly impacting the lives of more than 60,000 villagers. More than 1,300 travelers from 60 different countries have been a part of these expeditions. Enabling livelihood through homestay tourism has generated over USD 114,000 in income for the villages, which represents a 45% increase in the annual household income.

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