A three-year project geared towards the development of new curricula in sustainable tourism and resource management has been launched, and it is expected to be tremendous benefit to countries within the Caribbean.
Speaking yesterday morning at a press conference at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus to introduce the initiative, dubbed the Sustainable Tourism, Optimal Resource and Environmental Management (STOREM) Project, Dr. Janice Cumberbatch, Lecturer, Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), said that the project which has an overall budget of 893 820 euros, is timely and fits nicely into The UWI’s Strategic Plan 2017-2022. That plan, she said, is a Triple “A” Strategy – access, alignment and agility.
“STOREM is a perfect opportunity that would allow us to meet this Triple “A” mandate and of course in no better area than sustainable tourism, which is the lifeblood of the Caribbean. We are indeed the most tourism dependent region in the world and as we try to support our national economies and our citizens’ livelihood through tourism, we struggle to do this with the challenges being presented to us by climate change,” she noted.