2017 International Symposium of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme, 7 December 2017, Kasane, Chobe, Botswana

Panelists from panel 3 on “Financing innovation in tourism: Promoting conservation, competitiveness, sustainability and inclusion” during the interactive session with the audience

The International Symposium of the 10YFP STP brings stakeholders of the programme and sustainable tourism experts from around the world altogether, who are dedicated to advancing sustainable tourism globally and particularly focusing on applying innovative approaches, tools and techniques to accelerate sustainable SCP patterns in the tourism sector in both developed and developing countries.


Official Opening

  • Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) – Video address                                     
  • Hon. Tshekedi Khama, Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism of Botswana


Panel 1 – Tourism and Conservation planning: Better data for better management

  • Moderators:
Mr. Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO                                                               
Ms. Paula Hidalgo-Sanchís, Manager, Pulse Lab Kampala, UN Global Pulse


Panel 2 – Circularity in tourism value chains: Supporting the Paris Agreement through a low carbon transition

  • Moderators:
Mr. Bruno Fareniaux, General Advisor, Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition of France                             
Mr. Nicolas Perin, Programme Manager, International Tourism Partnership


Panel 3 – Financing innovation in tourism: Promoting conservation, competitiveness, sustainability and inclusion

  • Moderators
Mr. Muyeye Chambwera, Technical Specialist, Sustainable Development, UNDP
Ms. Sue Snyman, Group Sustainability Manager and Vice-Chair of the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, Wilderness Safaris


Panel 4 – Marketing of Sustainability: Driving change in an era of 'empowered tourists'

  • Moderator

Mr. Guy Bigwood, Sustainability Manager, MCI Group

Marketing of sustainability: Driving change in an era of 'empowered tourists' 

  • Successes and challenges of marketing sustainability in adventure travel: Mr. Praveen Moman, Co-founder and Managing Director of Volcanoes Safaris and Member of the Advisory Board of the Adventure Travel and Trade Association


Conclusions, Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks

  • Ms. Jillian Blackbeard, Executive Manager, Botswana Tourism Organization


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