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Event Agenda

Updated: 10th February 2015

 Agenda Item
February 22, 2015 
Opening Ceremony
Cocktail Reception hosted by the Ministry of Environment & Toursism of the Government of Namibia, Windhoek Country Club and Resort
February 23, 2015

5th International Symposium on Sustainable Tourism - Download the Symposium Agenda
 8:00 - 9:00
Symposium Registration
9:00 - 10:30 
Session 1
  • High-level Forum - Theme: "Tourism Sector`s Contribution to National Development Priorities" Co-Moderators: Ms. Nada Roudies, Chairperson - Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism & Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director - Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO
Ministers Attending:
  • Hon. Uahekua Herunga, Minister of Environment & Tourism, Republic of Namibia
  • Hon. Alain St. Ange, Minister of Tourism & Culture, The Seychelles
  • Hon. Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism, South Africa
  • Hon. Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry, Zimbabwe
*Email us your questions for the high-level forum! 
Only pre-received questions will be answered by ministers
 10:30 - 11: 00
 Coffee Break
 Partners Networking
11:00 - 12:30 
 Session 2
Theme: "Tourism as a Mechanism for Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Conservation"  - Moderator: Mr. Peter Debrine, Programme Specialist, Sustainable Tourism Programme, UNESCO World Heritage Centre (Culture Sector)
12:30 - 14:00 
 Networking Lunch 
14:00 - 15:30 
 Session 3
Theme: " Private Sector Innovative Practices and Solutions" - Moderator: Ms. Eneida Fernandes, Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, The World Bank
 15:30 - 16:00
 Coffee Break
 Partners Networking
 16:00 - 17:30
 Session 4
 Final Plenary: Symposium Conclusions & Recommendations - Moderator: Mr. Charles Arden-Clarke, Head a.i. 10YFP Secretariat, UNEP
February 24, 2015
9:00 - 12:30
 5th Annual Conference of Partners of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
 Closed Meeting of the Partners and specially invited guests
 14:00 - 17:30
 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme
1st Meeting of the Partners - UNWTO
Download the Meeting Agenda
February 25, 2015
 Field Excursions - all day
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