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Symposium on Tourism, Local Economic Development and Poverty Reduction

The Gambia has been an important laboratory for Responsible Tourism over the last 15 years. This symposium, or high level workshop, run by ICRT West Africa and The University of The Gambia, will bring together policy makers, development partners, practitioners and academics to share what has been learnt in the country, particularly with regards to using tourism to benefit local communities.

The symposium will place under the microscope:

  1. Initiatives to benefit craft worker-sellers and self-employed guides
  2. Agricultural supply chain linkages and the Gambia is Good (GiG) initiative
  3. Cultural heritage activities and festivals
  4. ASSET–a trade association for small scale enterprises in tourism
  5. Interventions to reduce hassle and increase earnings in craft markets (Senegambia and Kotu) and villages (Jufureh)
  6. Building multi-stakeholder partnerships: The Responsible Tourism Partnership

Adama Bah of ICRT West Africa invites you to come to The Gambia and participate in the symposium, which will take place the 18-22nd April 2012.

See the ArtyForum for more details.

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