goodmorningpapua.com – The Mange-Mange Foundation Papua in collaboration with the Tourism Office of the Tambrauw Regency held training to increase the capacity of the creative economy for business groups in the Tambrauw Regency of West Papua, especially in GKI Bakal Klasis Abun.
This activity, supported by the aid program from the New Zealand government, involved 150 participants consisting of women in Werur Besar Village (Werbes) in the Bikar district, on 15-18 June 2021.
This event aims to build a shared perception and commitment to Sustainable Tourism in Tambrauw Regency, and increase understanding and skills of empowering women in supporting sustainable tourism in Tambrauw Regency, as well as preparing Tambrauw as a tourist destination center, as well as increasing the economic income of families and communities through the availability of the typical souvenirs products of Tambrauw.
A New Zealand Government Assistance Program Coordinator from the Mange-Mange Papua Foundation, Albert Nebore, said Tambrauw has a Regional Tourism Development Strategy Area which is temporarily being developed into tourist destination centers, both now and in the future.
As stated by him, special interest tourism is predicted to attract more foreign tourists to Tambrauw Regency, along with better accessibility, attractions and amenities in Tambrauw Regency.
“Tambrauw has a Regional Tourism Development Strategy Area which is temporarily being developed into tourist destination centers. Special interest tourism is predicted to attract more foreign tourists to Tambrauw Regency, along with better accessibility,” said Albert Nebore, Monday (21/6/2021). ).
He said, the need to present the role of women in preparing alternative economies both during the current and post-pandemic pandemics is very necessary in anticipating the onslaught of foreign tourism.
“Alternative economic opportunities are important in offering various souvenirs typical of Tambrauw, especially various types of processed fishery products and processed non-fishery products,” he explained.
For him, the congregations within the GKI Bakal Klasis Abun are part of the economic development action movement which is called to strengthen the economic base of the congregation in responding to the challenges of developing tourism in the future.
“This training activity has had a very positive impact on us as a family, where after the training, after arriving home we can process these foodstuffs for the family, meaning that the children will no longer ask for money to go out to eat at the kiosks. We are grateful and give our appreciation to the Papua Mange-Mange Foundation,” explained Mama Leinora Mambrasar.
This activity finally had a positive impact with the availability of alternative economic products through various processed foods made from local ingredients in Tambrauw Regency, and 8 creative economic groups were formed in the Bikar district, and as many as 150 women had knowledge of conservation, sustainable tourism and skills in providing the typical souvenirs of Tambrauw.