Women & empowerment in Nicaragua – a report by our director

Women & empowerment in Nicaragua – a report by our director

One of our directors, Daniela Moreno Alarcón, has been active in Nicaragua for many years and has reported on her research and work there extensively. Her report ‘Empowerment Approach in Tourism: The Voices of Nicaraguan Women‘ was origignally published in London for the Central America Women’s Network, and has now been repurposed for an Albasud project called ‘Treball decent, turisme responsable i empoderament de les dones‘ (Catalan; ‘Decent work, responsible tourism and empowerment of women’ in English). The summary of…

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We did it!

We did it!

We couldn’t be happier, thank you all for the overwhelming support, commitment, and enthusiastic encouragement. In the last 24 hours, we came so close to our target, raising an amazing £16,118. This means that we will be able to run this transformative project in Malisita, Tanzania for the full six months that our farmers need to train, receive mentoring, and grow their first, significantly improved harvest. We have 20 hotels on board already, they would love to be able to buy produce…

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Empowering 30 Tanzanian women through tourism and farming

Empowering 30 Tanzanian women through tourism and farming

The Challenge! Over the last 18 months we have been developing an innovative project in the heart of the Tanzanian tourist district. Here, women, children, and their families are often living in extreme poverty, earning what they can by selling small produce at market by the bucket, the bushel, or the bunch. The competition is high and the reliability of income is poor. Flip this to include the luxury hotels, all-inclusive safaris, and nearly 500,000 tourists who come to Tanzania…

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EiT joins Sustainability Leaders panel

EiT joins Sustainability Leaders panel

We’re pleased to announce that our director Tricia has been asked to join the Sustainability Leaders Panel – a virtual research panel where leading sustainable tourism professionals answer questions linked to tourism and sustainability, and share their thoughts on trends, challenges and future directions. Over 60 experts participate in this forum, and we are pleased to be contributing to the discussions and insight. To find out more, head on over to their website http://sustainability-leaders.com/panel

Carla Ricaurte Quijano, our newest associate

Carla Ricaurte Quijano, our newest associate

We are pleased to announce that a new associate has joined the Equality in Tourism network. Carla Ricaurte Quijano is an Associate Professor in Tourism at the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She has worked as a tourism-planning consultant for the Ministry of Tourism, various local authorities and NGOs in her country, and worked on the formulation of the National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development. Growing up in a small tourist destination on the Ecuadorian…

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Water worries – new article by Stroma Cole

Water worries – new article by Stroma Cole

Stroma Cole recently presented her paper on intersectional feminist political ecology of tourism and water in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia at the 2017 Development Studies Association conference in Bradford, UK. Building on her numerous years of life and research in the country, she explores how tourism impacts the water resources of the region – and how these are, in turn, influenced by gendered socio-political dynamics. The analysis unpicks how patriarchal cultural norms, ethnicity, socio-economic status, life-stage and proximity to water sources…

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