Dankunku Ecovillage Project in The Gambia is an organization that aims to promote sustainable tourism while preserving and promoting the ingenious people legacy of the region.
About The Gambia
The Gambia is a small country in West Africa with a population of 2.3 Million with a land area of 10,698 square kilometres, varying in width between 42 kilometres near the mouth of the river to 24 kilometres further upstream and stretching about 480 kilometres in length. The Country is divided in to half by The River Gambia. This runs the entire length of the Country from Futa Jallon Highlands in The republic of Guineau. It is bounded on the North, South and East by Senegal and to the West by the Atlantic Ocean. The Economy of The Gambia is heavily reliant on agriculture. Due to the Country unavailability of significant minerals or other natural resources, and has a limited agriculture base. Statistics shows 75% of the population depends on crops and livestock for its livelihood. Small-scale manufacturing activity features the processing of peanut, fish and animal hides with a unemployment rate of 41%.
BRIEF HISTORY OF DANKUNKU ECOVILLAGE PROJECT.
MOTTO: Maintain Indigenous Legacy Alive
To build a sustainable future for the Gambia community through ecotourism and ingenious people legacy preservation.
To promote responsible tourism that supports the local economy and preserves the ingenious legacy of the Gambia community.
- Ecotourism Development: Collaborate with local communities to develop eco-tourism projects that promote sustainable tourism, generate income for local people, and protect the environment
- Indigenous legacy Preservation: Work with local communities to document and preserve culturalrsites and traditions, such as music, dance, and arts, and promote them to visitors.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 8
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
We are open for new members and visitors, feel free to send us email through [email protected]