July 10 - 20, 2010
Registration Deadline: April 15 View full itinerary
5% of Trip Cost to be Donated to NGO Partner Organizations
As citizens and companies are becoming increasingly aware, we are facing a global water crisis, which is consigning large segments of humanity to lives of poverty, vulnerability and insecurity.
In fact, the United Nations estimates that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will face periodic and often severe water shortages.
The UNDP Human Development Report argues that the scarcity at the heart of the global water crisis is rooted in power, poverty and inequality, not in physical availability of water.
In partnership with Elevate Destinations, Reputation Dynamics is offering an exciting opportunity for your company stakeholders (employees, customers, business partners) to understand the importance of water, as well as consider Kenya as an extension to your sustainability initiatives. Through conversations with local and international water experts, policy makers and NGO representatives, as well as project site visits, you will learn first-hand the significance of water for human, environmental and economic prosperity.
Trip Overview: Travelers will receive a comprehensive overview of the most important water-related challenges facing people in Kenya, and explore some of the innovative and effective solutions that have been suggested in response.
Participants will explore issues of environment, biodiversity, droughts, floods, transboundary water resources, sanitation and health, agriculture and fisheries, pastoralism, and other areas through a combination of activities: conversations with local experts, participation in daily activities, project visits, and tourism.
Paul Faeth, President of the coalition group Global Water Challenge based in Washington DC, will lead the tour. Local experts will also accompany the group and add their own particular perspective on the issues of each region.
This trip is the first in a series of theme-based travel opportunities for global citizens wishing to understand and impact urgent issues.
- Nairobi: Learn about water distribution and sanitation in informal urban settlements
- Lake Victoria: Explore the importance of integrated and transboundary water management for sustainable growth and development
- Northern Kenya:Learn about the devastating effects of the recent drought in Samburuland, and examine ongoing mitigation strategies.
- Maasai Mara: Understand how deforestation has affected local communities, wildlife and the ecosystem
Partner organizations include Florida International University (FIU), Global Water Challenge; KickStart; the Lake Victoria Region Local Authorities Cooperation (LVRLAC); the Kenyan NGO Maji na Ufanisi (Water and Development); the Ol Malo Trust; and the WWF, among others.
For more information and to register for the trip, please contact Sam Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel. +1 212 979 6092
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Source: UNDP Human Development Report 2006; UN World Water Development Report 3
About Elevate Destinations: Founded in 2005, Elevate Destinations is a leading global sustainable travel company offering customized adventures to travelers seeking to explore and impact the environmental, socio-cultural and economic conditions of the places they visit. Elevate Destinations offers travel to Africa, India, Latin America and Southeast Asia, and organizes donor trips for both profit and non-profit organizations. Every Elevate Destinations trip benefits environmental preservation and community development.
Posted by Sam Taylor