The Tourism and Production Cluster of the province of Barahona and the Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata (CTDPP), presented the project “Taking Care of What Is Ours”, within the framework of the forum “Exchange of Good Practices of Sustainability in Tourism”.
The initiative, which seeks to involve citizens in the protection of the environment through a web platform, was conceived as part of the practical exercises of the course “Sustainable and Resilient Enterprise”, organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the German Agency for International Technical Cooperation (GIZ), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MICM) and Infotep.
The tool foresees that each report will automatically reach the Green Line of the Social Participation Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, allowing a timely follow-up, as well as the generation of statistical reports, research and articles of interest based on the data and indicators collected through different collection methods, useful for both the public and private sectors.
By combining technology with social commitment, this initiative has the potential to create a significant impact on the society of Puerto Plata, Barahona and beyond, since, according to the company, in a second phase it is expected to also cover socio-cultural and social causes, and to expand to other geographical areas of the country, according to a press release.
The interactive and dynamic portal cuidandolonuestro.com seeks to “motivate the residents of our destinations to act through community participation and responsibly assume their role as caretakers of what is ours by identifying environmental situations, which will generate key information to act and plan, and achieve a better future,” said Luis Santana, of the Barahona Tourism and Production Cluster and co-creator of the project together with Ambra Attus, director of the CTDPP.