Afrikiko Global-Iceland Panorama Centre
Tourism is a major economic activity in our world with wide-ranging impact on economic growth, employment, and social development. It can be a powerful tool in fighting economic decline and unemployment. Nevertheless the tourism sector faces a series of challenges.Therefore we take our kind of tourism very seriously and have it as an integral part of our yearly programmes and projects. As already indicated it is your choice as to what kind of adventure you will like to experience. Our kind of tourism contributes in helping local communities and offering extraordinary volunteering opportunities that you'll remember for the rest of your life.
We recognise the inextricable links between poor health, unmet family planning needs, food insecurity, environmental degradation and vulnerability to climate change. We believe that it is important to appreciate the ways in which human and ecosystem health are intertwined. We engage communities in a variety of environmental and health topics through small group discussions, interactive theatre and school workshops. Exploring the connections between different themes enables us to broaden our reach, for example, getting men talking about family planning and involving women in fisheries management. Our approach to socially beneficial tourism means we empower people to make their own reproductive health choices, while equipping them with the skills they need to manage their resources sustainably.
It has been shown to produce greater impacts than single-sector interventions, and to generate additional benefits such as the increased engagement of women in alternative livelihood activities. In other words when you join our tourism adventure you do much more that just having fun.You can help with marine conservation in far flung destinations like Vanuatu in the pacific, you can stay with the locals and learn their culture and lifestyle. You can experience the African Savannah with the Bushmen and get curious on how they survive in their very remote environments.
You can live in a Caribbean Eco-cottage and observe the bee farmers do their magic to get some very tasty honey. It is also possible to spend some quality time with the Arawak Indians in South America and learn how to weathe by using Bamboo sticks. And what about the indigenous tribes of Asia and their friendly smiles and hospitality.The home of the world’s remaining forests, the planet’s biodiversity and rivers are in indigenous peoples’ territories. However, rampant large-scale development projects without regard to the environment and the indigenous peoples inhabiting these, are threatening to wipe out population and extract resources.