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The pitch of the project is to make contribution in sustainable conservation and management of the Magamba nature reserve.


Description

Summary

Ecotourism is a growing segment of the global tourism industry that is making significant positive contributions to the environmental, social, cultural and economic well-being of the Usambara destination and local communities around the Magamba nature reserve. Since eco –tourism promote development of sustainable tourism within the village communities and is natural environment friendly operated,  tourism.

Awareness creation; educating and interacting with the community on how to conserve and preserve the Magamba nature reserve in relation to tourism and Culture, purchasing  of the mountains bikes and camping equipment  while creating and promote codes of culture, which are environmental friends 

Training of the local tour guides; the local tour guides will be trained on the importance of conserving the Magamba ecological system, handling different segments of tourists with different attitudes and the community around, as they are intended to stand as community leaders especially on reminding and portraying tourism and conservation ideologies to the local villages around the reserve;

The project is also intending to developed mountains bike tours and rent bikes with camping equipments to camp at the villages or within the reserve, these bikes and camping equipment will be used as income generated activities for the Friends of Usambara Society,and other tourism stake holders.

After all the activities have been done the following outcome are  expected to be seen; Increase number of visitors in Usambara Mountains, Improved economic status of local people living adjacent to Magamba nature reserve, Increase fund for conservation activities as tourists visiting Magamba nature reserve will pay entrance fee, Ensure visitors satisfactions, as tour guides will have the better knowledge about their environment, local people learned positively effect on tourism particularly on use of eco tourism as tools to earn money rather than depending on timber products.


Key actor

Grassroots neighborhood organizations


What actions do you propose?

The general purpose of the proposed project is to conserve the ecology system of the Magamba nature reserve in collaboration with community and later develop sustainable tourism within the whole Usambara. Friends of Usambara have the following target on project to be implemented:-

 Ensuring sustainable utilization of cultural and natural resources, as ecotourism is nature and cultural friendly (based on the ecotourism principles), it will ensure long term conservation goals of eastern arc mountains. Increasing the number of visitors visiting Usambara Mountains,

Tourist’s entrance fee to the reserve will increase fund for conservation activities. The project aim to create awareness to the local people on importance of using tourism as tools to generate income to sustain their life as well as conservation of the reserve. The project also  intend to create an opportunities for local people to rise their income per capital though engaging fully into tourism activities such as direct employment as a tour guides, drivers, hoteliers and other related activities in the industry,  this will ensure long-term conservation  Magamna nature reserve and eastern arc mountains as whole.

As tourism increases in Lushoto, lots of youth in tourism stake holders are prompted on guiding the tourists to several tourism attractions Magamba nature reserve being amongst of the attraction, the project will focused on empower about 50 tour guides who are mostly coming from the villagers adjacent to Magamba nature reserve on utilizing these nature recourses as a tool to earn income hence decreases pressure and destructing of the nature reserve. Training of local tour guides based on the following topics; Conservation education; Ecology, Identification of plants species, flowers, birds and animals found in Usambara; Culture and history of Usambara; Tour guiding ethics and Customer care.

METHODOLOGY FOR IMPLEMENTING THE PROJECT

Project implementation will be generally based on community participation approach. Successful implementation of project activities will involve multi-sectoral approach, which requires very strong commitment, close collaboration and smooth co-ordination of all stakeholders in the implementation of the project as follows:

Employ trainers (TOT), these will be professionals in tourism industry, institutions lecturers and well experienced tour guide professionals; Involving all tourism stakeholders that is local people, government officials and private sectors in all stages toward establishing the project

Outputs, Activities, Indicators and Budget

Output,Activities,Indicators,Time frame for implementing the activity

Output 1

Availability Camping gear (10 sleeping bags, 10 light mats, 8 lanterns, 10tents, etc.)mountains bikes  and spair parts starting services tour.

1,1  Purchase  Camping gear (10 sleeping bags, 10 light mats, 8 lanterns, 10 tents, etc.)

Receipts equipments purchased, and all necessary documents including tax invoices and card

September 2013

 Output 2

Deliverances of the good services to the tourists and promotional of Magamba nature reserve and eastern arc as whole.

Training of the Tour Guides on Professional ecology Ethics and History

 Training reports will be the indicator

October  2013

 1, 5 Conducting seminars on awareness creation to the community on tourism impacts both negative and positively with reflection to the Magamba Nature reserve.

Training reports will be the indicator

People perception on Tourism and increases  friendship between the local people and tourists

 November  2013

 procure materials the seminars/ stationeries

November 2013

KEY SUCCESS AND DISTRIBUTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES OF VARIOUS STAKE HOLDERS

STAKEHOLDER

1. The District Council

RESPONSIBILITY

1.1 To liaise with their officers at village level to create an enabling environment for meetings and tourism business management training.

1.2 To give expert advice.

1.3 To receive information on the progress of the project, analyze it and give feedback. .

1.4 District extension officers to oversee sustained Development through inspection and advice.

2. Village government.

2.1 To understand the nature, scope and cause of The problem.

2.2 To understand the need for the conservation of Cultural and natural resources in their respective areas.

2.3 To accept the need for alternative  income-generating activities local people

Important aspect in the conservation process whilst doing entrepreneurship.

2.4 To mobilize human and material resources during the implementation period.

4. Other NGOs, CBOs and

Government institutions.

4.1 Provide technical advice on project Management.

4.2 To exchange information on their activities and the impact to poverty reduction

5.1 To build the capacity of FoU in project Design, implementation and monitoring.

5.2 To avail funds timely.

5.3 To receive information on project

Implementation and give feedback.


Who will take these actions?

KEY SUCCESS AND DISTRIBUTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES OF VARIOUS STAKE HOLDERS STAKEHOLDER

1. The District Council: RESPONSIBILITY

1.1 To liaise with their officers at village level to create an enabling environment for meetings and tourism business management training.

1.2 To give expert advice.

1.3 To receive information on the progress of the project, analyze it and give feedback. .

1.4 District extension officers to oversee sustained Development through inspection and advice.

2. Village government.

2.1 To understand the nature, scope and cause of The problem.

2.2 To understand the need for the conservation of Cultural and natural resources in their respective areas.

2.3 To accept the need for alternative  income-generating activities local people

Important aspect in the conservation process whilst doing entrepreneurship.

2.4 To mobilize human and material resources during the implementation period.

4. Other NGOs, CBOs and

Government institutions.

4.1 Provide technical advice on project Management.

4.2 To exchange information on their activities and the impact to poverty

reduction

5. Climate Labatory Fund

5.1 To build the capacity of FoU in project Design, implementation and monitoring.

5.2 To avail funds timely.

5.3 To receive information on project

Implementation and give feedback.


Where will these actions be taken?

Project implementation will be generally based on community participation approach and the action will we taken in the west Usambara Mountain Lushoto in particulary. Successful implementation of project activities will involve multi-sectoral approach, which requires very strong commitment, close collaboration and smooth co-ordination of all stakeholders in the implementation of the project as follows:

Employ trainers (TOT), these will be professionals in tourism industry taken in diferent part of the country to trained the tagerted group in the Usambara Mountains, institutions lecturers and well experienced tour guide professionals; Involving all tourism stakeholders that is local people, government officials and private sectors in all stages toward establishing the project

 


How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels?


What are other key benefits?

Availability of Cultural and Eco tourism facilities to the Friends of Usambara Society, other tourism stake holders and adjacent villages and reduce dependency on forest products, hence contribution to the conservation of Magamba nature reserve.

Utilisation of Eco Tourism as sources of income generating activities to the tourism stake holders and villages adjacent to Magamba nature reserve contributing to the proper conservation.

Outputs/Deliverables:

  • Long term of Magamba Nature reserved imputed
  • The improvement of living standards amongst the local community.

Implementation of the proposed project will enhance local communities in the targeted tourism stake holders to improve their livelihoods in the future and also to reduce dependence on forest products from the Magamba Nature reserve.

 


What are the proposal’s costs?

PROJECT SUMMARY COSTS IN (USD)
1. Problem Identification 1,790.00
2.Procurement of the camping equipments and mountains bikes 1810.00
3.Training of local tour guides based on the following topics; Conservation education; Ecology, Identification of plants species, flowers, birds and animals found in Usambara; Culture and history of Usambara; Tour guiding ethics and Customer              3500.00          
4.Monitoring the performance of activities and assessing impact of project activities.    1,200.00
5.To create awareness on the local people about impact of Eco tourism with relation with respect to Magamba nature reserve 1,700.00

GRAND TOTAL    10,000.00


 

 

 


Time line

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES AND TIME FLAME

1,1  Purchase  Camping gear (10 sleeping bags, 10 light mats, 8 lanterns, 10 tents, etc.)

July 2013

Training of the Tour Guides on Professional ecology Ethics and History

September  2013

1, 5 Conducting seminars on awareness creation to the community on tourism impacts both negative and positively with reflection to the Magamba Nature reserveand creations of people perception on Tourism and increases  friendship between the local people and tourists: October  2013

 1,6 Procure materials the seminars/ stationeries

November 2013


Related proposals

Nil


References

Mr Philip Lulinda

Philip Adventure & Safari Company Ltd

Box 12333 Arusha, Tanzania

Email: Philip@africansafaris-tz.com

Cell:+255 785 83 96 69

www.africansafaris-tz.com

 

Mr:Jerome Mwamboneke

Director and Program Coordinator

Usambara Community based Tourism

Email:usambaras2005@gmail.com