Global Youth Summit On Eco-Tourism, Livingstone, 15 – 17 August, 2013

Green Enviro-Watch has announced the first Global Youth Summit on Eco-Tourism with the theme: “To Enhance Youth Participation in Eco-tourism, Poverty Reduction and Building Resilience to Climate Change”.The summit is hosted in collaboration with the Eastern and Southern Africa Youth Climate
Change Alliance, seven (7) days prior to the main United Nations World Tourism Organization General Assembly (UNWTOGA).

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The Conference of Youth at UNWTO, called COY1, is a youth driven initiative to provide young people in the UNWTO-AG conference with the opportunity to engage in and highlight pertinent development challenges and solutions in context of tourism. The Conference will host about 200 youth delegates drawn from Civil Society Organizations, private sector, media, Youth NGO’s, Academia Institutions, Government ministries and institutions, and regional and International Organizations. The young people will be drawn from the region and around the world are expected to attend and discuss on various themes regarding Tourism, poverty eradication, innovation and climate change and theories of campaigning, action plans and strategies for change


  1. Promoting sustainable tourism development, Improving tourism competitiveness (rural and community based eco-tourism)
  2. Climate change and Tourism
  3. Eco-Tourism contribution to poverty reduction, youth green job creation (creating own empowerment opportunities for youths) and to the MDGs,
  4. Gender mainstreaming in Tourism and Climate Change

Please note that: Successful applicants will be sent an application form to fill in for the conference participation.

Abstracts Submission Deadline: 07th June 2013
Selected Abstracts Announced: 14th June 2013
Deadline for Registration: 30th June 2013
Conference Dates: 15th – 17th August 2013

Category Early Registration Late Registration
Students $ 50 $ 100
Participants Non students $ 100 $ 150
Exhibitors $ 150 $ 200


Individuals interested to participate must submit a 500-word (maximum) abstracts electronically to the Conference Secretariat at, with a copy to All abstracts must be received not later than 07th June 2013 to be eligible for review. Abstracts received after this deadline will not be accepted. Should you have any questions or require further clarification, please contact Green Enviro Watch Zambia (GEW) by email at, or by cell no. +260 977 547622. OR+ 260 0966 415233.

3 thoughts on “Global Youth Summit On Eco-Tourism, Livingstone, 15 – 17 August, 2013

  1. David Awolala
    July 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Honestly, this is an encouraging climate talks conference for the youths and upcoming scientists in climate change economics like myself. Unfortunately, the information arrived so late such that I would miss it. It is painful for me because I have paper to be presented and more willing to meet other African experts in that research area. I wish that my email should be noted on the database for forthcoming conference events relating to Agriculture, environment, development and climate change

    1. Bailiff Africa
      July 4, 2013 at 5:43 am

      Hello David,

      Thanks for your comments. It is unfortunate that you came across this late. However, pls feel free to subscribe to our free magazine and you will be informed in due course of our highlights.

      Bailiff Africa.

  2. Setdwa Sukai
    June 29, 2013 at 5:03 am

    This is an interesting conference but got the details rather late. Would love to participate when next it comes around.

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