STOKE is a Finalist in the UNWTO Rural Tourism Startup Competition!

We are deeply honored to be one of the finalists in the UNWTO Rural Tourism Startup Competition!

Congrats to all the other amazing organizations! 🎉

STOKE is one of 20 finalists for the entire competition and we are one of 5 finalists under the “Planet – Building Back Better” category, which the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) describes as “Projects related to the promotion and protection of natural resources, namely the mitigation of the impact of tourism on waste, energy and water in rural areas.”

All of the STOKE standards feature a weighted scoring system that ranks initiatives based on their compliance with the U.N. SDGs, which we split between environmental and social impacts according to how the U.N. and U.N. Environment categorize the SDG indicators respectively. As a result, our members are able to contribute to all 17 SDGs across STOKE’s 300+ compliance indicators.

See the rest of the incredible startups and learn more about the program via this UNWTO page.