LUC LAPOINTE BAMAKO 2011
TRAVELERS’ SAVINGS FUND FOR DEVELOPMENT
A mechanism that generates
sustainable finance for
development by leveraging the
human and financial activities
Creative tools for communities to
assess their needs and attract
opportunity for capacity building
Direct information to travelers
about projects. Ongoing and up-to-
date information on social,
economic, and environmental
impacts of projects.
“Database for development”
“How wonderful it is that
nobody need wait a single
moment before starting to
improve the world”
Voluntourism.org / Connexion Internationale
Global Development Awards - 2010
Ashoka / Changemakers Winner 2011
FOMIN / IADB
FINANCING MECHANISM FOR DEVELOPMENT
Aid Effectiveness – How can you measure outside of other actions
(private, civic, and others) ISO like standard that is inclusive and holistic.
Accord de Paris?
Needs Based Development.
You can ask? Who will come? What to ask for?
How sustainable is it?
Financial Crisis (lost of 200 million travelers)
3 out of resident of the UK will delay their travel plan
USA $166 Billion deficit – Vacations Foregone
Rest of the world?
Who cares – Why care?
Voluntourism / Corporate and Civic volunteering has increased
exponentially over the past 5 years. Several countries, private
operators, hotels, Air Carriers, and individuals have now
partaken in this sector
10 millions voluntourist/volunteers
Generates billions of dollars annually
1 in 5 travelers have expressed interest to participate
Doctors, engineers, nurses, managers, teachers
Health, Education, Water, Business,
Environmental, Nutrition, much more!
The perfect storm? Collecting the energy
Do it Yourself Foreign Aid?
August 2010 – 100 Years Anniversary of Mother Teresa
Pioneer in Voluntourism
For every $1 spent – only .20 cents will remain in Africa
Who is already involved?
Ritz Carlton Star Alliance
Consumers Social Responsibility
What are the tools?
1. The first tool focuses on stenghtening the network
Project focused on development, job creation,
engament / disengagement – (2 million NGO in
the US alone)
2. The second tool looks increasing participation via
Smart Phone Application – Mapping of activities.
3. The third component is the leveraging of Human and
4. The fourth element is a tool for community to map
their assets and gauge their capacity for
How will it be done?
Less than 1% of the population inputs and collects data
If Facebook was a country – it would be the most
populated country in the world
IVT Maps (example)
Adventure Travel – South America
Bolivia, Peru, & Paraguay
are areas of interest
Multidimensionales Índice de
Pobreza -- Proporción de
personas que están necesitadas
Oxford Poverty & Human Development
(OPHI) July, 2010.
Use custom query/filter to target
projects that are situated in or near
areas with sanitation issues and ….
… are located in the Highlands area
of Peru while also being within 250km
of the capital city Lima
IVT Maps (example)
Land-cover for Peru
IVT Maps (example)
The areas in
Percentage of the population
Fondo de Cooperaicion para el Desarrollo Social (FONCODES)
Censo del 2007 INEI
Data collection and impact assessment
Monitoring & Evaluation of
all Voluntourism activities
What part of
the world are
• Built upon the very popular Wiki Media
• Trips can be logged in the field using a SmartPhone and
then highlighted in more detail using the Wiki interface
• A place where voluntourists can tweet and show their face
• Organizations can update the Voluntourism spatial database
• Will give a presence to corporate Voluntourism activities
London Olympics 2012
Mayan Calendar 2012
FIFA World Cup – Brazil
2015 - MDGs
Summer Olympics 2016
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