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  1. Piracy in Somalia Does tourism stand a chance?

  2. Somalia in Focus • Located in • Capital • Population: • Life expectancy is • Around 1960, seen as a great example by the west of • Tourist hot spot

  3. Somalia • Political instability and war plague the country • 1969-1991 brutal authoritarian rule • 1991 coup = violence and unrest • 1991 northern Somalis est. Somaliland

  4. In the words of K’naan • Listen to the song and describe the overall mood or atmosphere that it creates • What’s Hardcore • How do you envision Somalia based on his lyrics?

  5. Piracy in Somalia Piracy: • Exists for one main reason –

  6. How did this happen? • With the fall of the Somali government, the waters were left undefended and foreign fishers began illegally fishing in Somali waters • Local fishermen banded together to protect their resource (the first act ~1991) • After a few successful acts, pirates saw this as a profitable alternative • A pirates income is estimated at $238 million in 2010 • The average ransom rose to $5.4 million in 2010

  7. Some stats… • 25 military vessels - from the EU and NATO countries, the US, China, Russia, India and Japan - patrol approximately 8.3m sq km (3.2m sq miles) of ocean, an area about the size of western Europe • 151 attacks on ships in 2011, compared to 127 in 2010 - but only 25 successful hijacks compared to 47 in 2010 • In 2011, pirates earned $146m (£93m), an average of $4.87m (£3m) per ship • 10 vessels and 159 hostages are being held • An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 pirates operate; 1,000 have been captured and are going through legal processes in 21 countries

  8. Who are they? • Most are between 20-35 from Puntland(in northeastern Somalia) • There are three main types:

  9. Piracy and Armed Robbery Incidents 2011

  10. Experience it! Pirate Coast Pirates in Paradise – Impacts on Seyshells

  11. Tourism Stat(s) • Minister of Tourism is Mohamed Hussein Said • ___________________________ • 1 tourist in 2010 • Little to no tourism infrastructure due to civil war • On every “No Go” tourism list • Some brave tourists starting to return • Somalia Tourism Website – Rate it

  12. Read Aloud News Article Analysis • Read the news article and answer the following in your notebook: 1) Why did Somalia officials not believe that Bown was a legitimate tourist? 2) Does Bown’s experience make you want to visit this country? Explain.

  13. What can be done? • You have been hired by the Somali Government to re-establish the tourism industry in the country. • In your group, make a list of short-term and long-term steps that you think need to be taken in order to promote tourism in the country.

  14. Rate it! • On a scale from 1-10 (1= no chance, 10= Definitely) rate whether or not you think Somalia has a chance of developing a tourism industry