The project “OVERCOMING the pandemic on the islands of Santo Antão, São Vicente and Maio” implemented by the Mértola Heritage Defense Association ( ADPM ), the IMVF and several local partners and co-financed by Camões – Cooperation and Language Institute, IP , will support the adoption of measures to face COVID-19 in Cape Verde, helping companies and tour operators in the islands of Santo Antão, São Vicente and Maio to face this difficult moment.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic that affected the world, and Cape Verde was no exception, with the cancellation of all international and national travel, economic activities directly and indirectly linked to tourism saw an abrupt reduction in a short period of time, endangering the survival of small restaurants and accommodation units, as well as small agri-food processing units, despite government measures to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the Cape Verdean economy.
Thus, the SUPERAR project’s main objective is to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the local economy in Cape Verde and, in a specific way, to support the resumption of economic activity, in a safe manner, on the islands of Santo Antão, São Vicente and Maio.
The project will directly benefit tour operators (guides, travel agencies, restaurants, hotels); entrepreneurs, associations and cooperatives indirectly linked to tourism (agri-food, cultural agents); artisans; young people and women, their associations and cooperatives on the islands of Santo Antão and Maio and indirectly the populations of the island of Santo Antão (38,750 inhabitants) and Maio (about 7,000 inhabitants).
The project starts in September 2020 and lasts for 12 months. It is implemented by IMVF, ADPM, the Câmara Municipal de Porto Novo, Câmara Municipal de Paul, Câmara Municipal do Maio, Instituto de Turismo de Cabo Verde and Associação Mundo Verde and has the co-financing of Camões.
Novo projeto em Cabo Verde: ADPM, IMVF e diversos parceiros locais vão ajudar a relançar atividades económicas no país | IMVF – Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr