The German Organisation for Technical Cooperation promotes decentralised public and private structures and assists the population in securing a livelihood. Currently it is implementing some 50 projects with a tourism component, or the potential to promote tourism. Many of these projects are active in the field of environmental protection and resource conservation, with the aim to tap new resources of income for people living in the periphery of nature reserves. The promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises in the tourism sector is also of growing importance.
Projects focusing on tourism promotion:
Promotion of sustainable development through tourism in Central America,
Community-based Eco-Tourism around Wenchi Crater Lake in Ethiopia,
Promotion of mountain tourism in Yemen,
Development of Tourist Sites in the Montenegrin hinterland.
Projects with a tourism component:
Conservation and management of natural resources in Benin,
Programme for Economic Development and Employment Promotion in Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Programme Environmental Policy and Management of Natural Resources in Colombia,
Economic Development and Employment Promotion in Croatia,
Management and Protection of Natural Resources in Morocco,
Rehabilitation of the Old City of Aleppo in Syria,
Protection of Nature, Bayanga "Dzanga-Sangha" in Central African Republic.