Wireless on Nepal

HIKING FOR EMAILS from Clemens Purner on Vimeo.

In the Annapurna region in Nepal a man has made an extraordinary vision come true.

He has brought internet access to places that even today
can only be reached after several days travel on foot.

By now he has managed to connect over 60.000 people to the world wide web
and raised the region’s standards of health, education and prosperity.

His name is Mahabir Pun.

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Mahabir Pun is a Nepalese teacher known for his extensive work in applying wireless technologies to develop remote areas of the Himalayas, also known as the Nepal Wireless Networking Project. He is a widely known figure in Nepal, and his work has been recognized by the Ashoka Foundation, the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, University of Nebraska, and Global Ideas Bank. (from Wikipedia)

 

 

 


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