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    Kathmandu Education Environment Project (KEEP)
    P.O Box: 9178
    Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu
    Tel: + 977- 1-4216775, 4216776
    Fax: 977-1-4216774

Email:info@keepnepal.org.np

www.keepnepal.org.np

      
    Representative in the STN
    Name: Mr. D B Gurung
    Designation: Director
    E-mail: info@keepnepal.org.np
   
    Year of establishment: 1992

    Short description
    Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP) is a registered non-profit, non-    governmental organization (NGO) working to minimize the negative impacts of tourism     on cultural and natural heritage of Nepal. As a visitor' information center, KEEP provides     international visitors with impartial and independent information on trekking in Nepal     including tips on environmentally friendly trekking. Beside operating as information     center, KEEP also conducts variety of skill development trainings such as English/     German language course, first-aid course; leadership development training,     environmental awareness program which comes under Tourism Capacity Development to     meet the demands of the industry. Such trainings and workshop have been conducted     over the past 10 years with the aim to strengthen the capacity of the trekking     professional, which in turn will have an immense impact on sustainable in Nepal. Over     the years, KEEP has trained more than 2500 tourism professionals (as guides, porters,     cooks, and lodge owners) with an active involvement in organizing activities and program     targeted at enhancing and strengthening their capacities on sensitive issues towards the     goal of raising the standard of tourism in Nepal.  

    In addition, KEEP has been very successful in working towards multidisciplinary     development of communities that are tourism based. The Community Development     Program is one such multidimensional program which provides opportunity for     international volunteers to assist community through development programs. In addition,     they will have a wonderful opportunity to learn Nepali culture, understand the people and     most importantly an opportunity to give something back to Nepal  

    Primary focus:
    Research
    Project implementation
    Sustainable Tourism Development
    Technical support

    Ongoing activities related to sustainable tourism
•    Visitor Information center
•    Tourism capacity development
•    English language course
•    First aid course
•    Leadership development training
•    Environmental awareness programs

    Geographic areas location (DDC/VDC) of ongoing activities
•    Kathmandu district
•    Rasuwa district development committee

    Planned activities related to sustainable tourism
    The planned activities of KEEP such as:
•    Annual Trainings
•    Community development program
•    Responsible trekking for waste management in Tamang Heritage Trail

    Geographic areas location (DDC/VDC) of planned activities
•    Kathmandu district
•    Chandani village development committee
•    Rasuwa district development committee

    Past activities related to sustainable tourism
    The past activities relate to sustainable tourism such as:
•    Annual trainings
•    Community development programs
•    Hospitality, waste management and heritage preservation trainings

    Geographic areas location (DDC/VDC) of past activities
•    Kathmandu district
•    Chhaling village development committee
•    Chandani village development committee
•    Rasuwa district development committee
•    Kalmasi village development committee, Bhaktapur district
•    Tika bhairab village development committee, lalitpur district

    Strengths of your organization Tourism Plans and reviews
    Tourism plans and reviews
    Tourism infrastructure development
    Capacity building
    Research & publication
    Cooperation/ networking with other partners
    Trainings
    Public private partnership
    Awareness building
    Technical  advises
    Fundraising
    Social mobilization
    Environmental awareness/ preservation
    Culture and heritage conservation
    Rural tourism development
    Conservation and preservation
    Project management