Jordan: For sustainable tourism and women empowerment, CROSSDEV takes part in PADI Women’s Dive Day 2020

September 8, 2020
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Thanks to its partner the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS), the EU-funded CROSSDEV project has taken part in the global celebrations of the “PADI Diving Day for Women”. Taking place all over the world each year, the day is an occasion for people to feel the shared adventure, passion and connection with each other and the Ocean. It is a day to strengthen the bonds among people, to empower and support women and to increase awareness on the importance of taking the necessary measures to maintain and save the ocean. The event was attended by the local community members, diving centres and private companies.

With the impeccable support of the dive community over the last five years, PADI women’s day has flourished into a mesmerizing experience for thousands of divers worldwide. Divers of all genders, ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds cooperate and work together to experience levels to explore and protect the underwater world safely and confidently.

As CROSSDEV includes Aqaba and its coastal wonders in its activities, taking part in such important event was yet another moment aimed at increasing attractiveness of such destination by promoting local assets.

The objective of the CROSSDEV project is to contribute to the economic and social development in Mediterranean. It is co-funded by the European Union through the ENI CBC MED Programme. CROSSDEV strengthens and enhances sustainable tourism practices, emphasizing common heritage and resources. Specifically, the project intends to increase touristic competitiveness and attractiveness of less-known destinations and rural/depressed areas, adopting the Cultural Routes concept in selected areas of 4 countries: Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.

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Countries covered:

  • Jordan