Inoa is co-creating The HOO Wildlife Tourism Experience in the cross-border area between Montenegro and Serbia. In particular, our team is responsible for the development of wildlife itineraries, international promotion and creation of wildlife interpretation programmes.
The lead partner of this EU funded project is Center for Protection and Research of Birds, BirdLife Montenegro.
Photo: Ervin Hadzic
Our project GEM – Greening Ethiopian Manufacturing, is also about raising awareness about sustainable fashion, including recycling of textile.
Check out the video that has been produced as a part of the awareness raising campaign.
We’re finalizing the preparation of the Strategic Development Plan for Orthopaedic hospital Valdoltra 2021-2025. According to the recent European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), musculoskeletal disorders are the most common work-related complaints, affecting millions of workers and costing billions of euros to employers. It is, therefore, expected that the need for modern orthopaedic services would continue to grow.
Over the series of development dialogues, workshops, and meetings of strategic working groups, the management team of this biggest and most renowned Slovenian orthopaedic hospital defined its vision, strategic priorities, and projects for the coming period. The hospital is aiming to accelerate as an excellent choice for orthopaedic patients, its business, and research partners.
Within the Greening Ethiopian Manufacturing (GEM) project, we’re facilitating awareness raising, design and production of chrome-free leather products. Why chrome-free? Traditional chrome-tanned leather results in water pollution that is toxic to the eco-system. Chromium saturated waste water, if it enters the water supply, is very harmful for our health, also carcinogenic.
The initaitve is led by a group of small leather goods manufacturers who created a joint brand “GEL” (Green Ethiopian Leather). Today, we’re presenting creations of Muzzbig and Trufat Leather.
Learn more about the toxic price of leather in this Pulitzer funded short documentary by Sean Gallagher:
Greening Ethiopian Manufacturing (GEM) project is funded by EU and implemented by Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA), Precise Consult International and our company Inoa, Innovative Organsations.
Inoa team is supporting a cluster of local tourism providers from Svetinje, revealing genuine beauty of this wine-growing destination in Prlekija in Northeastern Slovenia.
There’s so much to be experienced in and around Svetinje, such as: beautiful landscapes with fantastic sunsets, excellent wine and food, numerous opportunities for biking, hiking, nature exploration. Together with nearby towns, Svetinje offers abundance of cultural events.
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 consult on international promotion of the destination.
Photos by Igor Stojović
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.
Photo by Henok Assefa
Photo by Barbara Vtič Vraničar