Within GEM project, we are supporting Sustainable Ethiopian Street Fashion Movement.
The initiative is led by several young Ethiopian fashion designers who are creating their trendy designs from natural materials with care for people and nature.
Che Seven Fashion
The other major GEM initiative, Lalibela Arts and Crafts Festival, held in October 2019, proved to be very successful, gathering 29 exhibitors of authentic handicrafts. Local artisans agreed to organise it again in the beginning of next year.
A very dynamic workshop of tourism providers from Montenegro and Kosovo, discussing existing offer, best practices and new opportunities for sustainable tourism development in and around Accursed Mountains.
Inoa team is glad to contribute and be part of this project!
“Eco and Outdoor Tourism Actions of the Balkan Alps” are being implemented by Center for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro (CZIP) in collaboration with Montenegrin Mountain Rescue Service and partners from Kosovo – Kosovo Advocacy and Development Centre (KADC) and mountaineering association „Pashtriku”. Inoa’s role in the project is to co-create sustainable tourism offer and to promote the destination internationally.
In collaboration with Franck Planete and Nativa Institute, Cursed Mountains Experience (Prokletije / Bjeshkët e Nemuna) is presented to French speaking visitors.
Nature enthusiasts and adventurers can experience a wide variety of activities in the mountains, rivers and lakes while culture lovers can enjoy rich and diverse cultural heritage and culinary offer in this beautiful off-the-beaten path European destination.
Inoa and our partners Precise Consult International from Ethiopia and SME Movement from South Africa have jointly presented their views on sustainable entrepreneurship in Ethiopia and other Sub-Saharan countries at the 8th Africa Day International Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, hosted by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. At the panel, our experience with Greening Ethiopian Manufacturing (GEM) project has been discussed.
The event is being attended by high level political delegations and entrepreneurs from numerous African countries and by the representatives of the European Commission.
We are pleased to announce that Inoa team will be co-creating Balkan Alps Experience in the cross-border area between Montenegro and Kosovo. Amazing Prokletije mountains, the highest mountain range in the Dinaric Alps, are located there, attracting mountaineers from all over the world.
Together with our clients, we will be working with local communities and tourism providers, jointly building on authentic, sustainable tourist experiences.
Prokletije Mountain Range; Photo by Tanja Ivanović
One year after its beginning, Greening
Ethiopian Manufacturing (GEM) project is well on track, addressing topics of
market access, sustainable product design and SCP certification. Altogether, 99
entrepreneurs are involved in GEM clusters.
last field visit, Inoa expert Tatjana Suhadolc provided advisory on sustainable
product design to several enterprises from GEM clusters. Entrepreneurs were
supported by new product design ideas, recommendations for quality improvement,
creative usage of waste (zero-waste design) etc.
Greening Ethiopian Manufacturing (GEM) project has been launched in Addis Ababa!
Inoa is partnering with Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA) and Precise Consult International on this EU funded Switch Africa Green project. Over 100 Ethiopian micro, small and medium enterprises will be supported throughout the next 3+ years in seizing ‘green growth’ opportunities.
Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.
We are collaborating on the Upper Egypt Local Development Program (UELDP). By launching this program, the World Bank Group is aiming at supporting economic and social development of the two lagging governorates Qena and Sohag (US$500 million will be dedicated for this purpose). Our expert is being involved in the identification of clusters and in the design of the Program Operational Manual.