African Nature-Based Tourism Collaborative Platform 

Overview (section 1)

The COVID-19 crisis has crippled economies and industries all over the world, and nature-based tourism (NBT) has been one of the leading economic casualties. For many eastern and southern African countries, this means a significant loss of funding for their conservation operations, local community livelihoods, and tourism enterprises. Emergency relief funds are available, however, there exists an unequal distribution in the losses incurred by the African tourism industry, and difficulty in gaining access to available resources for those most in need, particularly marginalized rural communities and small and medium nature-based tourism enterprises (SMEs). From a funder perspective, there is poor coordination of information and funding opportunities, and weak alignment to real needs on the ground.

In response, with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), an African Nature-Based Tourism Collaborative Platform is being developed to connect funders to the communities and small and medium enterprises most in need of funding support. Using a bottom-up approach, the platform will gather data on impacts to communities and SMEs from the COVID-19 crisis, enhance knowledge sharing between relevant actors, facilitate the development of funding proposals from communities and SMEs, and make these available to relevant donors.

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The Purpose of the survey is to assess the degree to which local communities and associated nature-based tourism enterprises are being impacted by COVID-19.

The target audience is community members who support the tourism value chain, as suppliers of tourism goods and services, and their associated enterprises, such as lodges, vehicle hire, guiding services, shops, etc.

The questions below seek to better understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected your nature-based tourism enterprise, how you are currently coping with this, and what kind of assistance you may require.

This information will be uploaded to the platform and made available to donors and other interested supporters, with a view to developing concept notes and funding proposals.

US $ is the preferred currency for these questions. 
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