Capacity building for Sustainable Ecotourism

Region Västerbotten and Elgeyo Marakwet and The county of Elgeyo Marakwet in Kenya have worked together in an inceeptionphase and identified a joint area of cooperation relevant for both parties; capacity building for sustainable ecotourism.

The main goal of the project is to establish capacity in the County Government of Elgeyo Marakwet to harness tourism potential in the county based on understanding and strategies for sustainable ecotourism.

The main goal is also relevant for Region Västerbotten who has started to develop sustainable ecotourism. An integrated quality secured ecotourism and sustainable development is seen as a viable option to harness the huge tourism potential to help improve the quality of life of the local communities through economic empowerment.

We plan to quality secure this development implementing globally accepted criteria for ecotourism and sustainable tourism both on a corporate and on a destination level.