Development of Gcwihaba Caves as sn Eco-Tourism Venture
The project intends to improve the livelihoods of the Xai Xai Community by developing the Gchwihaba Caves which fall under the mandate of the CCTT. The project will achieve this by building an entrance gate to the east and west of the caves and also construct campsites at the caves. This will enable CCTT to collect revenue from the tourists who visit the caves, and also to market crafts and other cultural artefacts that are made by community members. In addition, the project will build the capacity by training ten (10) community escort guides (in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and the Department of Art Gallery and National Museum) and two (2) book keepers. These guides will increase the number of agents policing the Gchwihaba Caves thus ensuring their sustained preservation and conservation. The development of these facilities will laso attract more tourists to the area thus bringing more revenue to CCTT.
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Efforts will be made to ensure that the activities are carried out within the set budget. Project activities would be made to coincide with usual KCS activities in the area to cut down the costs. Also the students who are to be sent for training at tertiary institutions will be asked to find accomodation with relatives to cut on costs.
Gender mainstreaming in the project will play a very important role in the success of the project. Women are targeted through all the interventions that the project will be using to mitigate effects of poverty in the community. Of the two that will be trained, 50% will be women and they are also the main producers of crafts thus will benefit more from the project.
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Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 100
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 4
|Mr Michael Ramaano|
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