In April, CSF held the third workshop of the CSF Project for Tourism in Indigenous Peoples' Lands Paiter-Surui and Parintintin. We discussed the final details of tours and infrastructure, the market study data, and the financial viability of the businesses.
The project aims at developing a business plan for tourism for each indigenous area. The process of preparing the plan is done in a participatory manner, with decisions made collectively. In addition to discussing the business aspects, the CSF workshops also provide an opportunity to empower indigenous people. As each stage of the project is completed, participants enjoy a greater level of community involvement. They also continue to experience positive results in the organization of the business, as well as how it has been received by visitors.
This workshop completes the development part of the project with the consolidation of the studies and preparing reports. Business plans, which are currently being prepared by the communities, will be delivered in July 2012 in a commemorative ceremony incorporating indigenous traditions.
For more information about the project, visit this link.
Photos by Fernanda Preto, São Paolo, SP - Brasil
CSF ofrece capacitación en economía para la conservación a organizaciones ambientalistas a autoridades y a comunidades.