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Day 1 Program|12th May

12th May| 10.30-10.40 AM

Welcome note/ opening remarks
Judy Kepher Gona, STTA

12th May| 10.30-10.50 AM

Dr. Anne-Kathrin Zschiegner

12th May| 10.50-11.15 AM

Climate Friendly Travel
Rose Mukogo

12th May| 11.15-11.30 AM

Moderator: Judy

12th May| 11.30-12.00 PM

Brand Africa: Unrestricted
Velma Kiome

12th May| 12.00- 12.30 PM

Visitor pledges as a social marketing tool to encourage positive visitor behaviour
Dr. Julia N. Albrecht

12th May| 12.30-12.45 PM

Moderator: Lucy

12th May| 2.00-2.30 PM

Tourism in Africa: Resilient proposals
Prof. Antonia Correia

12th May| 2.45-3.15 PM

Re-evaluating Success and Mobilizing Sustainability Practices in Tourism to Support Resiliency
Dr. Karla A. Boluk

12th May| 3.15-3.45 PM

Tourism in post-covid time: Recovery and Resilience Building Strategies
Prof. Ljubica Kneževic Cvelbar

12th May| 3.45 - 4.15 PM

Q & A- Session
Moderator: Lucy Atieno

12th May| 4.30-5.00 PM

Closing Remarks

Day 2 Program|13th May

13th May| 10.30-10.40 AM

Introductions & overview of the day
Judy Kepher Gona

13th May| 10.40-11.00 AM

Marco Giraldo
Accessing Travel Ready Markets

13th May| 11.00-11.30 AM

Opportunities for protecting children in tourism
Mona Yang

13th May| 11.30-12.00 PM

Rethinking human capital in tourism in Africa
Dr. Fredrick N. Oduori

13th May| 12.00-12.15 PM


13th May| 12.15- 12.45 PM

Shared value nature-based travel based on cooperative frameworks and networks at the destination level
Ester Oosterhuis

13th May| 12.45-1.15 PM

Cultural Events tourism, Diversification, and entrepreneurship in Africa
Dr. Violet Cufffy

13th May| 1.15-1.30 PM

Q &A

13th May| 3.00- 4.00 PM

Closing Panel: Choices & opportunities for Africa’s tourism in Building Resilience
Dr. Carmen Nibigira; Prof. Marina Novelli; Velma Kiome

13th May| 4.00 - 4.15 PM

Closing remarks
Judy Kepher Gona

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About STAS

Sustainable Tourism Africa Summit (STAS) is an annual event that brings together tourism stakeholders from Africa and the world to present, discuss, connect and collaborate for advancing sustainable tourism in Africa for the benefit of businesses, destinations, government, professionals, academia, communities and environment.

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Activity Series

STAS offers a range of sessions that provide tourism and conservation stakeholders opportunities to interact, learn from each other and create new partnerships and sustainability solutions
Sustainable Tourism Masterclasses by leading tourism business and destination management professionals
Great presentations by speakers with success in the practice and development of sustainable tourism including practical workshops
Side Events
Partner sponsored side events for introducing projects, partnership opportunities and innovative green products and services for the industry
Exhibitions and many more
Exhibitions by tourism destinations, businesses and innovators showcasing their products and services that support sustainability of tourism in Africa. Awards and Excursions
STAS 2021 Theme and Sub Themes (12-13th May 2021)
Theme: Building Tourism Resilience in Africa. What Next for Africa?
Sub Theme 1: Tourism economy and tourism entrepreneurship in Africa
Sub Theme 2: Shaping and positioning the connected Africa tourism brand
Sub Theme 3: Reinforcing human capital for sustainable tourism in Africa
Sub Theme 4: Redefining tourism stakeholders and partnerships in Africa. Lessons from covid-19
Sub Theme 5: Sustaining Africa’s natural, cultural and built assets for tourism

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