ETC-Africa is an integrated consulting firm which specifically addresses the linkages between tourism, the environment and socio-economic / community development. We provide a broad range of services from bio diversity surveys, specialist bird surveys, corporate social responsibility projects to eco tourism planning and development. Our approach is specifically designed to ensure that our advice is practical and implementable. We prefer to follow projects through from the concept phase through to implementation. ETC-Africa Has extensive experience across Sub Saharan Africa in work ranging from specialist bird surveys, conservation planning, tourism route development, feasibility studies, ecotourism operations, marketing and tourism planning.
The ETC-Africa Team, headed up by Duncan Pritchard has over 20 years of practical on the ground, operational experience with a unique blend of NGO, corporate and community level expertise. Project experience includes working with multi national extractive industries, United Nations, non profit organizations, SMME’s, community groups and local government networks.
ETC-Africa has extensive experience across Sub Saharan Africa in work ranging from specialist biodiversity surveys, environmental planning, feasibility studies, carbon management strategies and community tourism / responsible tourism projects.
We belive in innovative ideas, going beyond expectations and making a positive impact for your business and our environment. We provide a broad range of services from 'Green business' / Carbon Footprint management, eco-tourism route development, environmental planning, community liaison and responsible tourism / ecotourism consulting.
ETC-Africa has what is probably one of the world's most experienced teams when it comes to tourism route development, especially with regards to creating socio-economic benefits from tourism in rural communities through the co-operative approach of tourism routes.
We have worked on developing tourism routes as far afield as Australia, Canada, Mexico and across southern Africa We recognize the trend for consultants to produce intricate plans and documents that have little long term value. Associated with this is the inevitable challenge in implementing these plans and taking positive steps forward. As a result, our project teams all have on the ground practical industry experience resulting in practical, well thought out and implementable products. We prefer to follow projects through from the concept phase through to implementation. We guarantee ongoing support, advice and mentorship wherever needed to ensure your project is a success and makes a difference to people's lives, your business and the environment.
ETC-Africa is about positive action and high quality action orientated consulting. We aim to foster long term relationships with our clients and focus on ensuring we understand our clients’ needs and providing returns that will not only benefit our clients beyond expectations but also our planet and its people.
We DON’T produce long impractical documents and research reports! We DO ensure that we give you the tools, ideas and project concepts that can be implemented and make a real difference to your business, association and our planet! Sustainable development, protection of the environment and inclusive planning processes are all extremely topical issues in the current global socio-political environment.
We believe that a balance is possible, impacts can be mitigated and people can truly benefit from responsible corporate, social and environmental behavior. All to often, the small cumulative impacts are overlooked, the examples set through taking an innovative, proactive approach are overlooked and as a result short, medium and long term benefits are overlooked. We believe that taking the right steps towards sustainable development in a responsible innovative manner, regardless of their size and scope will always result in downstream benefits for your business, your employees, your neighboring communities, the environment and ultimately future generations.
The ETC... Team comes with over 40 years experience in the environment, ecotourism and conservation arena. Our project team has extensive experience throughout Sub Saharan Africa and has worked on development projects as far afield as Mexico, Canada, Australia and the United States with experince ranging from Multi National corporations to rural community groups.
Our unique blend of corporate, community and NGO level experience allows us a uniquely holistic view. Our emphasis is on practicalities and in order to ensure this, our team all have extensive practical experience working on the ground in the tourism, social development and non government organization sectors.
Our experience and expertise includes:
- Bird / Avian Conservation and Monitoring
- Corporate Social Responsibility, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.
- Carbon Footprint strategies and management of greenhouse gas emissions
- Environmental Planning and Monitoring
- Ecotourism Development
- Small Lodge Development and Product Enhancement
- Sustainable Livelihood Development Rural Community Development
- Responsible Tourism Strategic Planning
- Tourism Development Planning
- SMME support and mentorship
- Tourism Route development and management