The Summer School in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism is back for its 7th edition, hosted by United Nation Development Program - UNDP ARMENIA, it will take place in two cities: Yerevan and Dilijan.
The Summer School is the PM4SD™ annual event,promoting it as the methodology to apply in tourism projects and to discuss the professionalization of project management in sustainable tourism and the need of leadership in tourism.
The Summer School will be held on October 18-21, 2019.
The structure is as follows:
2 days that will include 5 Masterclasses on key topics:
Delivered by international experts, including among others: Silvia Barbone, Director of Jlag and Fest; Rob Holmes, Founder & Chief Strategist of GLP Films; Brandon Presser, travel expert; Kelly Galaski, Planet Terra.
There is the possibility also to participate at the Aurora Prize Ceremony and Charity Concert: auroraprize.com
Armenia, a small but charming country with a rich history, is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. Armenia is home to countless beautiful monasteries and other tourist attractions and they are often found in areas of truly outstanding natural beauty.
Armenia‘s tourism recent uptake is about 20 percent.
United Nations Development Programme in Armenia (UNDP) is one of the players in shaping Armeni‘s future to be a unique sustainable destination, building capacities in effective tourism planning and managing aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.
The event in Armenia is special as it is part of the AURORA Humaniatrian Initiative Forum that gathers together leaders and change-makers from across the world to share knowledge, perspective and ideas, which together can deliver practical action and change. UNDP in Armenia‘s far reaching development agenda is driven by partner institutions with a shared commitment to address global challenges and local development.
The IRTD Project - www.rtd.am
The Integrated Rural Tourism Development project is funded by the Government of the Russian Federation and implemented by the UNDP in Armenia, aims to develop rural tourism as an income-generating activity in order to reduce rural poverty and create employment.
The project is currently developing local infrastructure and supporting rural communities to develop into up-and-coming tourist destinations: www.rtd.am
Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism is the PM4SD (Project Management for Sustainable Development) annual Event, it is a 3 days High Level event, co-organized by the Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) to address one of the most important themes in the tourism industry: how to plan and deliver transformative tourism projects and initiatives to generate a sustainable impact. This event has been successfully delivered, with the support of European and International Organizations (UNWTO, UNEP, European Commission, European Parliament, World Bank, GSTC) and leading tourism stakeholders for 6 years in four different countries. (2013: Naples, Italy; 2014: in Seinäjoki Finland; 2015: Vitoria Spain; 2016: Akureyri, Iceland; 2017: Parco della Sila, Italy, Paris, 2018).