Dayma is a small Egyptian company dedicated to bringing to Egypt a different type of tourism and education. It is bringing together three components in journeys across Egypt that teach and inspire youth from Egypt, the arab world.The journeys are a triad of connecting with Self (the youths inner strengths and tapping unknown skills), connecting with nature (learning from the power of biomimicry, nature inspired innovation, learning the tools of looking at how nature innovates) and connecting with communities, to learn from them and for them.
Marine Gifts, found in 2011, is the first Vietnamese Social Enterprise focused on empowering women living in and around Marine Protected Areas of Vietnam by vocational and living skills training. We train local women to make handicrafts products and provide community – based eco/cultural services then purchase and sale to responsible travelers over the world via our online and offline stores.
The Comox Valley has a population of around 65,000 in 3 main communities, the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland. To combat escalating use of fossil fuels, governments, such as the provincial government of BC, have established carbon offset costs. All jurisdictions have signed on to the climate action charter and therefore need to pay carbon offsets starting in 2012. Communities have developed strategies to deal with these offset costs, mainly by reducing the use of non-renewable energy.
Marine Gifts (MG), established in 2011, is first and only social enterprise in Vietnams that works with poor women to conserve threatened marine and coastal environments, both protecting biodiversity, promote gender equity and alleviating poverty. Our business models include community based ecotourism (CBET); handicrafts made from marine waste, vocational and living skills training for poor women and awareness raising on marine conservation. We aim to create a network of 2.500 poor women providing CBET and handicrafts as an alternative livelihood to reduce illegal fishing in MPAs.
Laskeek Bay Conservation Society (LBCS) has been active in conservation work in the Queen Charlotte Island archipelago for 20 years. We provide volunteer and educational opportunities for people to help conserve the marine and terrestrial ecosystems in and around Laskeek Bay.