“Managing Natural and Cultural Attractions with a Sustainable Agenda”

EDD2016_320x180px_v5EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS 2016: Registrations close the 15th of May 16. Save your place.

As Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) we will be actively involved in the European Development Days (EDD16) delivering an event on the 16th of June from 11-12:15 under the title “Managing Natural and Cultural Attractions with a Sustainable Agenda”.

The Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) organises this event together with the International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN), Fair Trade Tourism (FTT), The Intasave-Caribsave Partnership, the Rwandan Embassy in Brussels, the Rwandan Development Board and Cardiff Metropolitan University. All of these partners, are providing fantastic speakers and we invite you to have a closer look at the under the following link.

This event is embedded within an exclusive agenda organised by the European Commission on development and international cooperation. This forum invites the development community to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Our event “Managing Natural and Cultural Attractions with a Sustainable Agenda” forms part of the Themes and Topics defined by the European Commission in the framework of the EDD16. It forms part of the theme Planet focusing on the topic of Circular Economy/ Sustainable Consumption and Production.

The key question we aim to answer during this event is: How can Global Partnerships follow a sustainable agenda, when their working realities and strategic objectives are differing and how then, can they create real benefits for locals?

Without a joint project management methodology partnership approaches between the public and private sector are prone to fail. Together with our partners, we showcase how “Project Management for Sustainable Development (PM4SD)” can help partnerships with creating a sustainable agenda. Sustainable Consumption and Production as well as Inclusive Growth play an important role in sight of the United Nations (UN) 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The event brings examples from Natural and Cultural Attractions in developing countries, showing the need for functioning partnerships, if aiming at effectively contributing to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Agenda 2030.

Special emphasis will be given to the examples of Fair Trade Tourism, which has extended its operation from South Africa to embrace Madagascar and Mozambique as well as to Rwanda, from where the Rwandan Development Board has successfully managed to integrate conservation and sustainable management practices. In preparation for the event we would like to ask you to engage more closely with us in our several social media forums by commenting on special interviews and information that we will be available in the coming weeks.

Please come and join us at this free event in person by registering for the EDD16 through this link.

If you should have any questions regarding our event or our training programme, please contact susy.karammel@jlageurope.com

Article edited by Susy Karammel.

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