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IMEC Partnership for Responsible Travel

Monitoring Methods

ALL CLIMBING COMPANIES are WELCOME to PARTICIPATE with the PARTNER for RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL PROGRAM



IMEC's Monitoring Methods - Examination of local company's performance through:

         Porter questionnaires
         Interviews of Porters
         Review of client briefing information
         Observation of tipping procedure
         Examination of salary distribution
         Surveillance by a KPAP porter represantative
         working as a porter on the climb

Procedure for Qualification as a Partner for Responsible Travel Company:

         Data related to the Guidelines for Proper Porter Treatment is collected during each climbing season and undergoes computer analysis.

         Company receives a grade for each season’s performance.

         A minimum of 80% grade ranking is required to be listed as a Partner company.

 

RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR PROPER PORTER TREATMENT ON KILIMANJARO

IMEC advocates for the standards agreed upon by the Kilimanjaro Stakeholders - Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA), Tour Operator Associations, Guide and Porter Associations.

      Wages – Debate regarding the minimum wages for the crew continues. 

       TANAPA claims a rate of $10/day for the porters posted on website June 2008 http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/kili.html

       Government Notice No. 228 of 29th June, 2009 indicates $10/day

       A present day minimum wage has not yet been formally announced

       IMEC advocates for the wage accepted by the Porter Unions of 15,000Tsh/day

      Loads carried for the climbing company should not exceed 20 kg

      Porters receive the full amount of tip intended for them

      Porters are outfitted with proper clothing and equipment

      Porters have proper shelter and sleeping equipment

      Porters are provided with at least 2 meals/day and access to water

      Sick or injured porters are properly cared for

  

For more information or to register your company, please contact us at [email protected]
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