Dharamsala, India, in the southern Himalayas, is at the epicenter of an area facing some of the most severe impacts of climate change. The massive glaciers and snowy peaks forming the backdrop of this quaint village are melting, causing widespread damage. The water supply and livelihoods of hundred of millions of people downstream in India, Nepal and neighbouring countries are threatened.
Here, the Dalai Lama and his followers have established a Tibetan community in exile, dedicated to the pursuit of non-violent conflict resolution and the stewardship of nature. What better place could be chosen for a seminar on Tourism in Peace with People and Nature?
The seminar will take place at the Dharamsala House of Peace and Dialogue, built and managed by the Basecamp Foundation and the Tibetan Children Village. The House provides spacious, comfortable and practical facilities for focused, open, and enlightening discussions, workshops, and seminars.
The House of Peace and Dialogue is one of several such teaching and capacity-building centers being developed by the Basecamp Foundation to promote creative thinking and future-oriented actions in sustainable tourism. Having won several international awards themselves, Basecamp seeks to promote sustainable tourism practices through such centers in Kenya, on Spitsbergen in the high Arctic, in the Pyrenean Mountains of Europe - and in Dharamsala.