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Fall 12-1-2014

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Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples


This study, examined whether governmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations in Nepal can effectively work together on eliminating trash and establishing waste management systems in the Solukhumbu region. Historically, the overwhelming presence of discarded items has detracted from tourists’ enjoyment of the Himalayas as well as caused severe environmental ramifications. In the last twenty years however, NGOs and GOs have begun to work together to address these issues and this project looks at whether their working relationship is effective as they often have different objectives and methodology for reaching those goals. Conducting ten personal interviews, visiting GOs and NGOs in Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) and Kathmandu, and gathering extensive online research provided the basis for analyzing findings from this endeavor. It was concluded that for the specific obstacle of waste management in SNP, NGOs and GOs in Nepal worked productively towards a common goal of a clean Khumbu.


Asian Studies | Organizational Communication | Organization Development | Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Administration | Social Influence and Political Communication | Social Welfare


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