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Training for Concessions review Anna Spenceley Jim Barborak


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This presentation by Anna Spenceley and Jim Barborak was delivered at the 'Concessioning tourism opportunities in conservation areas and maximising rural development' workshop, held in Maputo between 19-22 March 2012 (Day 3, Session 7, Training and capacity building for concessions)

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Training for Concessions review Anna Spenceley Jim Barborak

  1. 1. Protected Area Stakeholders Government and authorities Wildlife Area . Natural National government Tour operators attractions Training and capacity building Wildlife Tourism operation Local government Conservation authorities for concessions Community .Community External based activities organisations Anna Spenceley & Jim Barborak Cultural attractions and activities Small Medium and Micro Enterprises 21 March 2012, Girrasol Indy, Maputo Traditional authorities Farmers USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo ILO, 2011Who needs to know what? Government Government Strategic objectives of government: conservation, poverty reduction, development Protected area managers Concessionaires Legislative and regulatory framework: tourism, protected areas, development Communities Responsibilities of different levels: Local businesses National, provincial, local Others . . . Responsibilities of different departments: Environment, tourism, agriculture, finance etc. USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logoProtected area agencies Concessionaires Planning processes (e.g. EIA) Legislative and regulatory framework: Licensing and registration requirements tourism, protected areas, development Concessions process & manual Options for concession models: Contracting and contract management PA management Concession location options in PA – access Contract with private sector / community / JV & infrastructure Concessions process Labour options (e.g. local and expatriate) Concessions manual to guide process Financing options and incentives Contracting and contract management Tourism trends - market USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo 1
  2. 2. Communities Local businesses Procurement needs during: Construction – e.g. materials, furnishings, equipment Operation – e.g. food and beverage, craft Service needs during: Construction – e.g. labour, electricians, plumbers, construction workers, transport Operation – e.g. labour, maintenance, transport, guiding USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo We need to use a menu of types of personnel to manage protected areas effectively and efficiently! Approaches to capacity buildingFull time permanent personnel Best to start with training needs assessmentPart time and seasonal personnel of target audiences and supply/demand: what training providers, opportunities existCo-managersSeconded personnel There is a hierarchy of training approachesContractors and concessionaires that vary in length, intensity, and formalityScientists, students doing theses, interns Also equipment andLocal, national and international volunteers technology to work Adults pedagogy requires special skills smarter!Outsourced personnel USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo Training is vital, but Presentations Stakeholders involved in concessions & Anna Spenceley, Jim Staff stability is important or training training needed by whom Barborak investments are wasted What communities and civil society need to Ema Batey know Good working conditions critical What the private sector needs to know Andrew Kingman Salaries and non-salary compensation tied to What government agencies need to know Mohamed Harun / performance and improved competency vital Fransisco Pariela Informal training opportunities should be readily available to staff Illa de Mozambique - a community rights Haffiz Jamu approach Success in building capacity takes time! USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo 2