Pilot of the community driven development of Geotourism as a catalyst for sustainable development

Pilot of the community driven development of Geotourism as a catalyst for sustainable development

springs, Grenada
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springs

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Geotourism Challenge Addressed by Entrant

Quality of stewardship of the destination.

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Small (1 to 100 employees)

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Community Organization

Year innovation began

2004

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General destination stewardship/management.

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Innovation
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the goal of our innovation is to facilitate a process that will enable the communities to accept responsibilities, to explore possibilities & take action to improve their standard of living in a conti

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Impact
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In what ways are local residents actively involved in your work, including participation and community input? How has the community responded to or benefited from your approach?

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