3rd Regional Green Tourism Summit

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3rd Annual Green Tourism Summit Africa – 2017

“Modelling a Sustainable Future for Tourism in Africa”

 Theme: Sustainable Tourism & Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):New Challenge or Opportunity?

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 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 Africa states in the Global SDG Index.

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?

Speakers & Topics


Damian Cook

Founder & CEO, E-frontiers Ltd

Eco Tourism In A Connected World: Opportunities & Pitfalls


Carmen Nibigira

Regional Coordinator East Africa Tourism Platform

Opportunities For Tourism To Accelerate SDGs In East Africa


Dr Geoffrey Manyara

Economics Affairs Officer for Tourism, UNECA

Towards 2030 SDGS: The Sustainable Tourism, Economic Development And Poverty Alleviation Nexus

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Dr. Jacqueline Kariithi

Princeton University

Integration Of Cultural Heritage In Sustainable Tourism Activities For Wetland Habitats

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Prof. Wolfgang H Thome

Publisher of ATC News- Eastern Africa’s largest Aviation, Travel & Conservation Blog

Sustainable Aviation In East Africa

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Mark Hankins

CEO African Solar Designs, Ltd

Green Energy & Sustainable Community Development In Tourism Destinations- The Case Of Mara Naboisho Conservancy


Alan Dixon

Founder & Managing Director, UNIGLOBE Lets Go Travel

Journey Towards Becoming a Sustainable Tour Operator


Judy Kepher-Gona

Founder STTA & Green Tourism Summit 2017 Host

Winning Models in Sustainable Tourism- Review of NATGEO Unique Lodges of the World


Samantha Anandale

CEO Hotel Verde Cape Town, South Africa

Factors That Enable Hotels To Embrace And Benefit From Sustainability & How To Measure Returns On Investment

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Dr Bernard Kitheka

Assistant Professor, Missouri State University

Tourism/Environment Policy Gaps: A Content Analysis To Assess Efficacy Of Sustainable Tourism Policies In Kenya


Lorraine Jenks

Founder Hotelstuff / Greenstuff

South Africa

How to Market Sustainable Tourism Climate Change & Tourism- Practical solutions & Tips for Tourism

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Dr Boniface Kihima

Technical University of Kenya

Institutionalizing Sustainable Tourism In Kenya: From Intention To Practice

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Dr Stanley Githinji

Kenya Methodist University Member- International Federation for IT and Travel and Tourism

Matching Heterogeneous Tourism Data To Discover Unexplored Tourism Destinations


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Prof. Noah Sitati

CEO Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association

Why conservancies are best suited to meet and/ or exceed the expectation of the SDGs

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Lippa Wood

Director, Mara Training Centre

Building Local Community Capacity In Managing The Wildlife/Livestock Interface: The Case Of Enonkishu & Mara Training Centre

David Chiawo

Dr. David Chiawo

Strathmore University

Conservation ecologist, Lecturer sustainable tourism & Director Research and Innovations, Centre for Tourism and Hospitality

Innovative research for tourism
sustainability in Africa: does it matter to
tourism businesses?”


Delegates KES, 22,500/USD 225

Students & CBOs KES 15,000 USD 150

Early Bird discount 20% before 1st June 2017