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Mobilizing Resources for Tourism: UNWTO Key Initiatives, 20th General Assembly
28th of August 2013- 7:30-8:45
Venue: Zambezi Sun Hotel / Room: Elephant, Giraffe and Lion
The side event, organized by UNWTO – Institutional and Corporate Relations programme in cooperation with the UN Steering Committee on Tourism for Development (SCTD), provided an opportunity for UNWTO Members and other interested partners to hear and learn about key initiatives and opportunities in mobilizing resources for developing the tourism sector.
The event took the form of an interactive breakfast meeting with an introduction of SCTD members and consisted of brief interventions on activities of SCTD and partnerships with the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), as well as a presentation of the recently completed joint UNWTO-European Union “Guidebook on Sustainable Tourism for Development”, amongst other initiatives.
For more information, please see the documents below:
07:30 – 07:40 Opening and Welcome by: Mr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General
07:40 – 08:30 High-level interventions with moderation by UNWTO on:
United Nations Steering Committee on Tourism for Development (SCTD) Mr. Márcio Favilla Lucca de Paula, Executive Director for Competitiveness, External Relations and Partnerships- World Tourism Organization
DG Cooperation and Development – EuropeAid (DG DEVCO) Mr. Márcio Favilla Lucca de Paula, Executive Director for Competitiveness, External Relations and Partnerships- World Tourism Organization
Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Dorothy Tembo,Executive Director- Enhanced Integrated Framework
08:30 – 08:45 Interactive Q&A part with the audience
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Official Launch: Guidebook "Sustainable Tourism for Development"
27th of June 2013 – 14 to 16pm
Building: Jozsef Antall, Room: 6Q1
European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047-Brussels,
DG DEVCO has identified sustainable tourism as both an important sector and an engine for development. Tourism, however, should be carefully planned and managed in order to maximize its contribution to socio-economic growth, trade in services and linkages, job creation, empowerment of women and local communities, poverty reduction, among others, and to minimizing its negative social, cultural or environmental impacts.
The Guidebook is intended to enhance the understanding of tourism in all these dimensions, providing a methodology that enables the user to understand, assess and make an informed decision for support.
An interesting parallel is being drawn between the various dimensions of tourism and how it relates to the Consensus for Development and EU Agenda for Change. This could enable European Union (EU) services in Brussels and the EU Delegations in 180 countries and other development institutions to include sustainable tourism development in their programme cycles.
Mr. Márcio Favilla Lucca de Paula, Executive Director for Competitiveness, External Relations and Partnerships- World Tourism Organization
Mr. Philippe Loop, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation c4, Private Sector Development, Trade and Regional Integration– European Commission
Enhancing capacities for Sustainable Tourism for development in developing countries
Sustainable Tourism, Responsible Tourism Initiatives Kerala, Kumarakom and Kovalan Experiences (video): Mr. Suman Billa, Secretary, Kerala Tourism
Tourism as a tool for development – The case of Senegal - Pilot country for the Guidebook: Mr. Tidiane Fassa, Technical Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Tourism and Recreation, Senegal
A guidebook for development stakeholders: Mrs. Zoritsa Urosevic, Head, Institutional & Corporate Relations- World Tourism Organization
Tourism as a tool for development
Tourism in Aid-for-Trade – the perspective of EIF: Mrs. Dorothy Tembo, Executive Director- Enhanced Integrated Framework
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