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					                   Capacity



                   Voluntourism
                       Beyond Aid


                         LUC LAPOINTE BAMAKO 2011

TRAVELERS’ SAVINGS FUND FOR DEVELOPMENT
Capacity

 A mechanism that generates
 sustainable finance for
 development by leveraging the
 human and financial activities
     of travelers.
Capacity

Creative tools for communities to
assess their needs and attract
opportunity for capacity building
and investment.
Capacity

Direct information to travelers
about projects. Ongoing and up-to-
date information on social,
economic, and environmental
impacts of projects.

      “Database for development”
Capacity


 “How wonderful it is that
 nobody need wait a single
 moment before starting to
    improve the world”

      “Ann Frank”
Voluntourism.org / Connexion Internationale


                Global Development Awards - 2010



                Ashoka / Changemakers Winner 2011




                 FOMIN / IADB
FINANCING MECHANISM FOR DEVELOPMENT
        TRADE             TOURISM




              DEVELOPMENT

        FDI                    ODA


                REMITTANCES
                           The Language
 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?

 Current Situation
    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?
                   New Ideas?

 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?
 Travelocity                      Sony
 Expedia                          Pepsi
 Ritz Carlton                     Star Alliance

                                   BBC
                                   CEV
    Marriot Hotel
                                   CIVICUS
    GSK
    IBM
    American Airlines



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
   Financial activity.

4. The fourth element is a tool for community to map
   their assets and gauge their capacity for
   development
      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
de saneamiento
Oxford Poverty & Human Development
Initiative
(OPHI) July, 2010.
Use custom query/filter to target
projects that are situated in or near
areas with sanitation issues and ….



                                        250km



                                    … 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


Desert
Coasts

                  Rainforest




                         Highlands
           IVT Maps (example)


                                                     The areas in
                                                     darker green
                                                    draw attention




Percentage of the population
without toilet.
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
                    voluntourist
                       from?




 Numbers of
voluntourist by
   selected
   regions!
• 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
                Important Dates
 London Olympics 2012
 Mayan Calendar 2012
 FIFA World Cup – Brazil

 2015 - MDGs

 Summer Olympics 2016
For more information please contact luc@voluntourism.org

				
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