As a step in the third phase of the Egyptian- Italian Environmental cooperation, the Ministry of Environment organized a workshop on the advanced techniques of handicrafts and heritage crafts in Wadi El Gemal National Park to promote the quality of the traditional crafts in a way that exceeds the tourists’ expectations. So, the tourists will get more to know about the national parks and become more engaged with their fascinating nature. The program brings together experts in cultural heritage design and tourist products that reflect on the ecological and cultural footprints of the national park.
Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, highlighted that the training would be offered for young female villagers in Abu Ghusun, Hamata, and Berenice in Wadi El Gemal National Park. They will learn about the new techniques of handcrafting in a way that maintains the cultural heritage while integrating contemporary methods to invest in human capital, especially women, in a way that achieves resource optimization. Further, it will promote tourism, achieve sustainable development, maintain handicraft heritage, and raise environmental awareness about national parks.