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).
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
- Promoting sustainable tourism development, Improving tourism competitiveness (rural and community based eco-tourism)
- Climate change and Tourism
- Eco-Tourism contribution to poverty reduction, youth green job creation (creating own empowerment opportunities for youths) and to the MDGs,
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by cell no. +260 977 547622. OR+ 260 0966 415233.