Is your initiative financially and organizationally sustainable? If not, what is required to make it so? What is the potential demand for your innovation?
Of course this activity is sustainable because it adapts and follows changes...financially it is working on shoe strings because often innovation needs to be seriously proven... it also needs the help of those concsious of the needs and type of benefit.
How is your initiative currently financed? If available, provide information on your finances and organization that could help others. Please list: Annual budget, annual revenue generated, size of part-time, full-time and volunteer staff.
Shoe strings..by personnal sacrifice and bloody minded-ness to struggle for an important issue that politicians wont repect the need to invest in a larger level of education...they want the world ignorant.
What is your plan to expand your approach? Please indicate where/how you would like to grow or enhance your innovation, or have others do so.
There is realy a beautiful project of expansion of this work which can seriously help the situation and also the 3rd world people to better understand and manage their environment both at the family /societal level and the geotouristic. The educational-experience base for participants at the higher level is inspiring.
What are the main barriers you encounter in managing, implementing, or replicating your innovation? What barriers keep your program from having greater impact?
The barriers are always the same and stem from political dogmatism, elitism and apathy in the other institutions. People talk about “doing things” and suddenly a repair kit is unveiled and out come some pathches and the ubiquitous cement to either cover it or build around it...there is also political PR gambit where projects are carried out by political scientists and funds used for pleasure rather than education sensibilisation or hands-on for those who have interest and capacity.