Theme: Sustainable Tourism & SDGs
The Annual Green Tourism Summit, convened and hosted by Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda (STTA Kenya), will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 13th, 14th & 15th June 2017. The Summit is a multi-stakeholder platform to inspire action towards a sustainable tourism sector in East Africa.
The 2017 Summit, is inspired by declaration of 2017 as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #IYSTD #IY2017, the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the UN 17 SDGs that need urgent attention and the ranking of the East Africa states in the Global SDG Index.
The East Africa Community states are currently ranked between #120 – #128 in the Global SDG Index. For all these states, tourism is a key economic driver. Therefore, tourism must engage and get involved in the SDG dialogue as it provides an opportunity to improve the regions ranking.
“We need more than 120 reasons/ actions / solutions to move the region upward in SDG index ranking. Any formidable response from tourism will take concerted efforts and deliberate commitments by all, to make changes, says Judy Kepher-Gona, Summit Host and Founder of STTA -Kenya
The purpose of 2017 Green Tourism Summit is to identify key actions that will put tourism on track to meet the agenda of the SDGs. In order to do this, the Summit will seek to answer the following key questions:
- What can tourism contribute towards realising the 5ps of SDGS
- How can achievements be accelerated and challenges/ risks minimised or mitigated
- Who needs to be involved?
Call for speakers and Delegates is still open
For further information, please contact Judy Kepher-Gona or Job Odhiambo
Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda
P O Box 44330- 00100
Telephone- +254 718 127 557 / +254 705 283 658
To read more on the summit, visit www.sttakenya.org