Strategic Planning

At SRDI, we guide projects through the early planning and strategy phases. Our work with long-term, integrated strategic planning aims to promote sustainable communities that strive to effectively manage a broad range of complex, overlapping processes. We understand that strategic planning requires a holistic approach to decision-making with consideration given to social, economic, cultural, environmental management and land use, infrastructure and governance frameworks. By understanding and identifying potential constraints and project opportunities early in the process, we can develop flexible strategies, alternatives, and mitigation approaches that lead to successful projects.

Needs and Feasibility Assessment

SRDI conducts needs and risk assessments with the participation of stakeholders to establish a project foundation with a comprehensive feasibility analysis.  We take a participatory approach in working with communities, soliciting opinions and suggestions from community representatives.  Our approach is never top-down and we plan for organic economic growth by dealing with practical realities. The community is a major player in the design of a strategy and action plan that contains feasible goals. We have conducted numerous round-tables with stakeholders, including local small businesses, NGOs, local government and economic development officials to reach conclusions that reflect the existing environment, feeding that data into a long-term strategy and detailed action plan. 

Technical Studies

SRDI conducts comprehensive technical studies that play a key role in helping to design a strategy and action plan by identifying program opportunities, legal considerations and constraints. The following technical services are some of those that we provide:

  • Natural, economic and social asset Assessments

  • Travel and tourism Assessments

  • Stakeholder attitude and understanding Surveys

  • Tourism Resource Inventories

  • Comprehensive feasibility Assessments

 

The outcome of these studies assist with identifying opportunities for achieving goals, mapping out schedules and action plans, assigning roles and responsibilities and minimizing negative impacts. For example, they inform whether a community is prepared to undertake a long-term plan for sustainable tourism and what limitations it may have to assure overall benefit to the community.

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