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DAY 1: Saturday, 9th October 2021

SESSION I

TOPIC: TOURISM RESILIENCE AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN EAC: LESSONS FROM THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON TOURISM

14:00pm -14.45pm

 

Presenter: Dr. Geoffrey Manyara, United Nations Economic    Commission for Africa

Panelists

  1. Dr. Allan Kijazi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania
  2. Ms. Safina Kwekwe, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and     
       Wildlife, Kenya
  3. Ms. Doreen Katusiime, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Tanzania
  4. Mr. Zephanie Niyonkuru, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Board
  5.  Amb. Jérémie Banigwaninzigo, Permanent Secretary,   Ministry of Trade, Transport, Industry and Tourism
  6. Dr. Malik Doka, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism – Republic of South Sudan

 

Moderator:

Mr. Jean Baptiste Havugimana, Director of Productive Sectors, EAC Secretariat

14:45pm -15:30pm     

 

Plenary

15:30pm - 15.45pm

Health Break

SESSION II

TOPIC: EMBRACING DIGITAL TOURISM MARKETING IN EAC

15:45pm - 16.30pm

 

Presenter:

Dr. Ramadhani Sinde from the Centre of Excellence for   ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA), Nelson Mandela Institute for Science and Technology

   UNWTO Digital Tourism Marketing Expert

Panelists:

  1. Dr. Kokel Melubo, Senior Lecturer, College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, Tanzania
  2. Dr. Betty Radier, Managing Director, Kenya Tourism Board
  3. Ms. Lilly Ajarova, Managing Director, Uganda Tourism Board
  4. Ms. Ariella Kagaruki, Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Boar
  5. Amb. Salvator Ntahomenyereye, Director of Department of Marketing and Communication, Burundi Tourism Office
  6. Mr. Joseph Oroto, Director General, Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism – RSS
  7. Mr. Yves Ngenzi, East African Tourism Platform

 

Moderator:

Mr. David Gitonga, CEO, Tourism Research Institute

16:30pm -17:30pm

 

Plenary

17:30pm

End of Sessions

Day 3: Monday, 11th October 2021

SESSION III

TOPIC:  COLLABOARATION IN COMBATING POACHING AND ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE IN EAC

13:00pm -14.30pm

 

Presenter:    

Mr. Simon Kiarie, Principal Tourism Officer, EAC Secretariat

Prof. Nick Oguge, Environmental Incentives

Panelists:

  1. Dr. Maurus Msuha, Director of  Wildlife, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania
  2. Brig. John Waweru, Managing Director, Kenya Wildlife Service
  3. Sam Mwandha, Executive Director, Uganda Wildlife Authority
  4. Mr. Telesphore Ngoga, Conservation Analyst, Rwanda Development Board
  5. Brian Otiende, USAID
  6. Mr. Drew McVey, WWF
  7. Mr. Leo Niskannen, IUCN
  8.  Dr. Andrea Dekrout, Convention on Migratory Species

 

Moderator:

TBC

14:30pm -15:30pm     

 

Plenary

15:30pm

End of Session

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