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Honored for tourism development in Nicaragua

 

For helping bring small and medium enterprises and regional representation into Nicaragua's blooming tourism industry, USAID's Enterprise and Employment project  was recognized by the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) in February.

(left to right): Lucy Valenti (CANATUR´s chairman); Silvia Levy (CANATUR´s vice president); Luis Enrique Mejía (Nicaragua´s Tourism Ambassador and international singer); Jaime Morales Carazo (Nicaragua´s Vice President); Timothy O´Hare (USAID Contracts Officer Technical Representative); Danilo Cruz-DePaula, (Enterprise and Employment director) (left to right): Lucy Valenti (CANATUR´s chairman); Silvia Levy (CANATUR´s vice president); Luis Enrique Mejía (Nicaragua´s Tourism Ambassador and international singer); Jaime Morales Carazo (Nicaragua´s Vice President); Timothy O´Hare (USAID Contracts Officer Technical Representative); Danilo Cruz-DePaula, (Enterprise and Employment director)

Nicaragua's Vice President Jaime Morales Carazo presented the Friend of the Chamber award to Timothy O'Hare of USAID and E&E's director, Danilo Cruz-dePaula.

Over the past year, E&E (managed by CARANA) has helped train SMEs in business planning, tourism marketing and association building. The project also gave the chamber technical assistance to develop seven new laws for the tourism sector and supported the country's Tourism First International Fair.

This year, the chamber opened 11 new regional chapters, thanks to E&E's organizational assistance.

Published February 2011