Client: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
This project was in conjunction with the UN World Tourism Organization.
Countries: Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Tanzania
Year Project Undertaken: 2005-9
Dr. Manning served as carrying capacity specialist for the development of this major GEF project for Coastal Tourism development for Africancountries. In the capacity of international advisor on planning and carrying capacity, he provided direction to a team preparing analysis of key issues for nine countries of Africa, the identification and evaluation of potential demonstration projects, the facilitation of workshops in both English and French in participating countries aimed at enhancing public participation and generating consensus projects for donor funding. He also provided the integration of issues and development of logical frameworks for the project elements.
Analysis was done of key barriers and opportunities in each country, leading to an integrated proposal for GEF funding with delivery elements at a regional scale and demonstrations in each participating country.
Dr. Manning also led the program to evaluate the training needs for the participating countries and undertook the evaluations himself for East Africa leading to the in country training programs now in place.
From left to right: Makasutu Gambia, Dakar Senegal, Beau Vallon Seychelles