Grant 2016 – Sustainable Tourism in Yongding’s World Heritage Site: Capacity, Personal Value and Social Capital as the Mechanism, Yongding County, Fujian Province, China

This project seeks to explore sustainable development of world heritage site in Yongding, China, in an effort of greater understanding of the community value systems and traditions upon which both the preservation of cultural heritage and tourism success in this community.  The project proposes to develop the sustainability of Yongding Tulou by investigating residents’ perception of capacity, personal value and …

Grant 2010 – Community Tourism Training Exchange Project, Sapa, Vietnam

This project builds from the previous successful community based tourism training project completed in the village of Ta Phin and Ta Van in Sapa, Vietnam which has enabled the community to manage the impact of tourist visitation that was imminent related to the increased appeal of the Sapa region for nature and cultural tourism.  The villages of Ta Phin and …

Grant 2010 – New directions for the nusantara weavers’ network, Bali and Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia

The project, led by the Yayasan Pecinta Budaya Bebali (YPBB), is to help the weavers’ communities understand the nature of the available resources and to develop management plans that helps preserve the forests and raise their incomes. The YPBB also works to promote the communities’ cultural integrity.   The funds needed are for the internal and community consultation processes to …