Professor Marina Novelli (PhD)

Sustainable Tourism expert and Professor of Tourism and International Development, University of Brighton (UK).

Professor Marina Novelli (PhD) is a globally renowned Sustainable Tourism expert and Professor of Tourism and International Development at the University of Brighton (UK). She is known for her contributions to the concept of Niche Tourism, Tourism and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa and critical elaboration of the Overtourism phenomenon. She is Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and Alternate Member of the UNWTO World Committee on Tourism Ethics (2021-2025) and has written and advised in the field of international tourism policy, planning and development in Africa, Europe and Asia for institutions such as the World Bank, the EU, the UN, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, National Ministries and Tourism Boards, Regional Development Agencies, private sector and NGOs. She distinguishes herself for her inclusive leadership practice and excellence in collaborating with multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholders and multi-cultural teams making her a preferred research partner and a particularly active member of the global tourism community.

12.00 pm - 12.30 pm

Day 1 Program 8th June

Panel 1: Achieving resilient and inclusive value chains in a changing social, economic and natural environment

Moderator- Edith Alusa, CEO- Ecotourism Kenya

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Day 1 Program 8th June

Masterclass- Developing Niche Tourism & responsible value chains

8.00 am - 4.00 pm

Special IAU Project Workshop 7th June

Special IAU Workshop

IAU-INSPIRE African Youth Entrepreneurship in Tourism for Sustainable Development Toolkit” convergence/workshop