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ASLF Rural Development Steve Collins


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This presentation by Steve Collins was presented at the 'Concessioning tourism opportunities in conservation areas and maximising rural development' workshop, held in Maputo between 19-22 March 2012 (Day 1, Session 1, Introduction)

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ASLF Rural Development Steve Collins

  1. 1. What social development can be achieved? Community tenure rights can be clarified Increase local income Designing concessions to Jobs Construction support Rural Development Ongoing wages Local procurement Build skills The African Safari Lodge Foundation and TechnoServe Mozambique Stimulate social investment Clean water Energy Education and Health facilities MSOffice3 USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logoCovane water Machangulo school investment USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logoTypes of partnerships based on a clear The Role of Governmentrights framework Build – Operate – Transfer Set the concession rights framework Operate – Transfer Create and drive the social development plan Jointly operate - transfer Create an enabling tourism environment Issues to consider Managing the biodiversity Sources of capital funding Monitor the implementation of the partnership Capacity of stakeholders between community and private sector Ability to take on risk Facilitate a constructive role for NGO’s Success depends on clear role definition USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo
  2. 2. The Role of the Private Sector The Role of the Community Partner Make the business successful Understand rights and responsibilities Have good labour relations Learn about the kind of tourism project in your area Respect contracts with community partners Manage expectation amongst community members Highlight the social development needs of the Inform your community and manage expectations community Help identify suitable staff Facilitate positive tourist-community interaction Manage community use of the environment Look after the environment Facilitate local business links (craft, food, Implement a staff training program community tours etc) Assist local communities in maximizing economic opportunities USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logoThe Role of NGO’s Partnerships based on clear rights are Advise the community, private sector and the glue to create a successful CPPP NGO government during the process Facilitate a fair and workable partnership Conservation Ecotourism model STATE PRIVATE Access social development investment NGO Empower the Community to be real partners NGO Monitor the agreements and social impact An inclusive forum both positive and negative brings it together Social Development Be available to mediate if there are problems COMMUNITY USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logoKinds of ecotourism interventions Road map to maximise social development Direct investment by operator Establish an agreed status quo baseline Voluntourism Have a social development plan with clear priorities and assigned roles Philanthropic donations Let the community organisation guide and Joint fund raising take ownership of the interventions Matching or adding on government Monitor impact at household level investment Have a gender sensitive approach Building the capacity of the Community partner Understand social development takes time Have realistic expectations USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo
  3. 3. Lastly Social development does not happen by itself it needs an explicit plan, vision and monitoring to ensure it happens. Partnerships based on mutual respect and understanding of each of our roles can make it happen. We can grow our businesses and communities together. THANK YOU USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo