About Madlina Puka
I am in the international development cooperation for more than 15 years in Albania and the Western Balkans mainly through provision of advisory services and technical assistance. The major part of the technical assistance is in regional cooperation and sustainable development, cross-bordering tourism policies, transnational routes development and spin off adventure tourism programs, strategic advice and capacity development for destination management, value chain analysis and enterprise development helping actors in the tourism industry to develop plans and strategies that allow them to manage and diversify continually business portfolios. My experience extends to working and cooperating with various development partners and institutions such as GIZ, EU, EBRD, World Bank, Regional Cooperation Council, Swiss Cooperation and Development and UNDP.
Good example of a long-term social and economic positive impact to the host communities. Tourism will become sustainable only by empowering local communities to create a stable life style and valorizing their experiences cooping with the strong enthusiasm of nowadays very-demanding tourists.