Tourism & Hospitality
Increasing the value and proportion of tourist revenues captured by local businesses
Zambia’s tourism sector faces several challenges, namely, the insufficient economic contribution of the sector to the wider economy, a lack of effective engagement around conservation issues and a lack of economic incentives for local communities to participate in conservation.
Through intervention partnerships, Prospero aims to address the following sector-wide constraints:
Prospero sees substantial opportunity to address market constraints to facilitate growth, improve inclusivity throughout the sector and work with industry actors to better integrate conservation into business models.
We are working to develop a more commercialised crafts industry supplying innovative, competitive products within domestic and regional markets and exporting a minimum of several container-loads per year into wider international markets.
We support stronger local partnerships within the crafts industry that are capable of driving innovation and creating opportunities for SME producers. In addition, we facilitate more direct conservation investment into Zambia for, establishing public-private partnerships with investors and the Department for National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW).
Partner With Us
To achieve the specific objectives of each initiative, Prospero seeks intervention partners that include, but are not limited to:
Tourism entrepreneurs • Craft producers and buyers • Conservation organizations and investors • Business and producer associations • Government agencies