Analysis on The Support for Community Initiated Projects (Scips) In Villages Surrounding Kilimanjaro National Park (Kinapa)-The Community Speaks (Perceptions and Challenges)

Kimario, Reginald (2019) Analysis on The Support for Community Initiated Projects (Scips) In Villages Surrounding Kilimanjaro National Park (Kinapa)-The Community Speaks (Perceptions and Challenges). International Conference on the Future of Tourism (ICFT). pp. 1-17. ISSN 2507-7872

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Abstract

Abstract The main focus of the study was to analyze the perceptions of the local community in regards to support for community initiated projects (SCIPs) in the selected villages surrounding Kilimanjaro national park (KINAPA). Also, challenges facing projects implementation were analyzed so as to explore fully the area of effective projects implementation. The study involved observing the projects supported by Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA) in the villages surrounding KINAPA. Also, interviews were carried out with the local community members to establish their perceptions regarding the support projects established in their surroundings. The sample collected involved 180 people and these were randomly selected from the local community population in the selected villages. The selected villages were six (6) with 30 members of the local community selected from each. Likert scale analysis was carried out on the responses obtained from the interviews. It was revealed that a majority of the respondents found the projects initiated did not positively influence their daily lives. Also, there was an array of challenges affecting projects implementation as voiced by the local community as well as the park officials. It was recommended that KINAPA should directly engage more with the local community as well as carrying out exploratory studies so as to assess their genuine needs based on the nature of their environment. Also, TANAPA needs to increase the level of funds channeled towards projects support to KINAPA so that KINAPA establishes more meaningful projects in the villages. Finally, it was recommended that education and sensitization campaigns be carried out by KINAPA to the local community so as to promote local community participation in the enhancement of support projects sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Tourism and Hospitality
Depositing User: Mr Mugisha Kafuma
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2020 11:21
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 11:21
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2379

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