positive global change

swiss by nationality and born in the himalayas, I am home in both worlds

my call is to work towards safeguarding their precious mountain spaces. to safeguard is to be aware of, to value and care for and to develop these spaces in a holistic and truly sustainable way.

together with local partners, we design & implement solutions to holistically evolve the natural & cultural heritage of himalayan regions. bringing together the ancient values with today’s globalised world, to move towards a wholesome future.

consultancy for positive change

we understand eco-tourism as a catalyst for value-conscious – sustainable – rural development. based on carefully taylored, holistic model approaches, we upscale workable pilot projects, merging existing but sometimes scattered knowledge and experience, looking to benefit from what has already been successfully done. from there we evolve, valuate, innovate, and connect with relevant partners in respective fields of expertise. 

as a consultancy for positive change, we offer services in:

  • planning & design
  • connecting relevant partners
  • coordination & management
  • assessment & evaluation

we are proud to be an affiliate member of the long run community, a collection of the world’s most sustainable, nature-based travel destinations. as an affiliate member, we share the long run’s drive to support the highest standards in sustainable tourism via the 4Cs – conservation, community, culture and commerce. we have demonstrated this commitment by signing the long run charter.

The Long Run Affiliate Member

we are proud to be an affiliate member of the long run community, a collection of the world’s most sustainable, nature-based travel destinations. as an affiliate member, we share the long run’s drive to support the highest standards in sustainable tourism via the 4Cs – conservation, community, culture and commerce. we have demonstrated this commitment by signing the long run charter.

current projects in nepal

  • terai/flat lands: madi eco-village | self-sustainable, community-based eco-tourism development in chitwan district
  • midhills of nepal: sailung eco-resort  |  piloting innovative, eco-conscious, economically enriched development in dolakha district
  • himalayan belt: khumbu arts & culture center KACC  |  a community plattform for preserving, promoting & evolving sherpa culture
  • arid northern region: wind power in upper mustang | a pilot project for decentralised renewable energy supply
monika schaffner

integrative geography, phd
tannenbühlweg 2 | 3652 hilterfingen
switzerland | +41 79 325 65 55
nepal | +977 9810 273742
connect@monikaschaffner.biz

 

 

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integrative geography, phd
tannenbühlweg 2 | 3652 hilterfingen | switzerland | +41 79 325 65 55 |
nepal | +977 9810 273742 | connect@monikaschaffner.biz

 

 

© copyright 2020 | connecting spaces | all rights reserved | impressum