April 15, 2012 by Bert Verbeeke
The Global Nomad Bus is a project idea to be able to serve nomads, farmers and monks in Qinghai with professional IT services at their doorstep.
On the Qinghai-Tibetan-Plateau there is a huge need for computer experts to repair, install or fix computers in the countryside. In local towns as Zeku there are a few people than can repair computers – but they are very limited. There are often no parts and more complicated problems cannot be fixed. A person has to decide to go to the city or leave it till another time.
Therefore Global Nomad has developed the idea of launching a new IT service: The Global Nomad Bus.
Purpose and idea
The idea is to have The Global Nomad Bus with 2 or 3 local computer experts drive through Qinghai. As they carry computers parts and software, they will be able to fix and sell computers to people in remote places. In this way IT in rural settings will be less depended on repairs in the city. Because of the high altitude in Qinghai, computers break down quicker and the need for repairs is more frequent.
We envision a permanent staff of about 5 people. From them 4 will be operational on the bus and the fifth will be in the city as service manager. On each trip we want to bring along 3 more people to explore.
If going will, Global Nomad might establish local stores in the different counties. The Global Nomad Truck will help to research where to go.
Even though the project is currently in a dream-exploring-state we want to inform you about this. If you have ideas for investment, want to join on a journey with The Global Nomad Bus please contact us.