GENTE: Guinea Ecuatorial

Naturaleza, Turismo y Educación

Conectando a la gente con la naturaleza para un futuro mejor en Guinea Ecuatorial

The Guinea Ecuatorial - Naturaleza, Turismo y Educación (GENTE) Consortium is led by Drexel University. Its mission is to provide interconnected educational and biodiversity conservation solutions to benefit the people of Equatorial Guinea (EG) by increasing national human capacity and protecting national biodiversity. These proposed interconnected solutions will also provide a foundation for a tourism and hospitality industry that will help to diversify the country’s petroleum-based economy. The project consists of two complementary programs:


(1) The GENTE Scholars Program, an educational program for university graduates from EG that provides US-based training in English as a second language and experience in US university programs, including graduate degree opportunities at GENTE Consortium universities, leadership mentoring, teaching fellowships and grants; establishing an online degree program for Equatoguinean students; and providing scholarships to train skilled craftsman in EG; and


(2) The GENTE Environmental Stewardship Jobs Program, an environmental program designed to strengthen conservation strategies, research partnerships, training and job opportunities at two key protected areas in EG: Gran Caldera Scientific Reserve and Monte Alén National Park.


All photos are credited to National Geographic Photographers Tim Laman, Ian Nichols, Joel Sartore, and Christian Ziegler, as well as numerous members of BBPP (staff, students, and volunteers).