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Update from the Sustainable Tourism & Research Division

Iọkwe from the Sustainable Tourism & Research Division! For this month, we take you to the Republic of Marshall Islands where we will be sharing their journey towards building back tourism to be more resilient, sustainable and inclusive. These stories have been compiled through close collaboration with the team from RMI’s Office of Commerce, Investment ... read more

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Local framework guides management of conservation areas

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) – Reimaanlok Project has developed the Reimaanlok Conservation Area Management Planning Framework which is an 8-step approach to conservation area management and planning for atoll communities in the Marshall Islands. When triggered by an atoll community’s leadership the process unfolds as follows: Scoping and budgeting exercise Site visits ... read more

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Miss Marshall Islands – Billma Peter

Miss Marshall Islands, Billma Peter, continues to be an advocate for different groups of the community in her work to promote the Marshall Islands and local sustainability practices. She is a well-known voice for change amongst youth in the RMI and continues to utilize her platform to champion positive changes in the country.  Ms. Peter’s  ... read more

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OCIT promotes rediscovery of local tourism experiences to boost livelihoods

Domestic Tourism Promotion in Kwajalein Led by the CEO Mr. Francis Domnick, the Office of Commerce, Investment & Tourism (OCIT), visited Kwajalein Atoll on June 5-9, 2021 to promote local domestic destinations and activities. In light of COVID-19 travel restrictions, the OCIT team noted a lot of misconceptions surrounding domestic tourism. As such, they partnered ... read more

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Ao Kapijuknen Project supports women-led domestic tourism initiatives

In April, OCIT and International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched the Ao Kapijuknen Project, with funding from the U.S Embassy. The funding was tagged to assist the creation of more women – led projects throughout the Republic of the Marshall Islands, acknowledging that limited socio-economic opportunities is a significant barrier in transforming the lives of ... read more

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