In Cape Verde and Zanzibar, tourism plays a vital role in the economy. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated how dependent these destinations are on tourism and that there is huge potential for innovation in the field of sustainable tourism.
Facilitating social entrepreneurship can support the development of meaningful jobs which offer employment and opportunities to vulnerable and underrepresented groups. This is particularly true for younger population, where youth unemployment rates are high.
The project will train four, innovative tourism entrepreneurs (aged 18-30) who will then create a new Social Innovation Academy in Cape Verde and Zanzibar.