- The ST-EP Initiative
Replicating and Upscaling
While a lot has been achieved by the ST-EP Initiative, a lot still remains to be done. UNWTO would like to expand successful ST-EP projects, and replicate best practices to new destinations where the tourism sector can make a significant contribution to poverty reduction.
It is pertinent to mention that while UNWTO has already been successful in creating partnerships with several governments and development agencies, our endeavor is to build up an adequately large patrimonium for the ST-EP initiative by forging alliances with public and private sector partners who are committed to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. To this end, any interest manifested and contributions made by development partners are very valuable to expand our ST-EP project portfolio and respond to the requests from low-income countries to help make the tourism sector work for the poor.