Evaluation Report from Humboldt University

The evaluation team visited the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in Au-gust 2014 in order to evaluate the GIZ funded pilot project Desert Kayak Trails. During data collection, interviews were conducted with the project implementers (project coordinator, Namibian Wildlife Resorts, acting park manager of the /Ai/Ais Hot Springs Game Park, park manager of the Richtersveld National Park), community guides, park management staff, community representatives, the mar-keting manager of Boundless Southern Africa, canoe tour operators, tourist agen-cies and other tourism experts. The following report presents the research results. These are analysed based on the evaluation criteria of the Development Assis-tance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Develop-ment, shortly DAC criteria, and criteria derived from the GIZ management model, Capacity WORKS.

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