Ecotourism Conference Kenya - Hot Issues, Green Solutions

SOME HOT ISSUES• Tourism and travel has carbon footprints - is travel threatened? What must tour operators and airlines know and do?• Climate change- what are the implications for tourism industry? • Community Based Tourism -Is policy enough to steer growth? • Ecotourism and indigenous people - Rights and Responsibilities • Ecotourism in the media- is travel media elite? Who/what is getting coverage? • Eco-labels are on the rise- are consumers responding?• Sustainable tourism and environmental law in Kenya- ally or foe?• Sustainable design- can design enhance ecotourism, empower communities and promote conservation?• Training, education and interpretation in ecotourism- is scientific research being utilised?• Profiting from Green- Myth or reality?• And much more................Registration is now open! Also available are opportunities for sponsorship and presentation of papers.   2007 ECOTOURISM CONFERENCE Theme: Hot Issues, Green Solutions Registration fee: Ksh 6500 for Members & Ksh 7,500 for Non-members (For payments made by 30th September 2007) For more information e-mail or call 254 20 2724755   PROGRAMME Monday, 22 October 12.30 - 13.45 Registration and Collection of Badges 14.00 - 17.00 Opening Session • Tony Clegg Butt- Ecotourism Kenya• Michael Joseph- Safaricom• Professor Kiyiapi- PS Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources• Climate Change & Tourism• KTB• Jeniffer Seif- Fair Trade & Tourism, SA• Dr Wahome Gakuru- Vision 2030- planning for growth amidst Climate Change concerns• Judy Kepher-Gona -Davos Declaration on Climate Change and Tourism 18.30 - 20.00 Cocktail -Panafric Hotel ________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, 23 October 09.00 - 11.15 - Workshop Sessions on Theme 1 & 2 (sessions will run concurrently) Workshop 1 - Theme 1: Tourism and Climate Change• Peter Coventry -C02 Balance - Aviation and Climate change• Judy Gona, Ecotourism Kenya - Mitigating & adapting to Climate Change- Tour Operators• Ian Gordon & Julia Glenday - ICIPE - Carbon sequestration in protected areas• Tom Owino, Pioneer Carbon - What is CDM? Is there a model for tourism Workshop 2 -Theme 2: Ecotourism and Communities• Dr Dan Kagagi, TTF - Policy and legal framework for CBT in Kenya• Anjali Saini, Consultant -Market Access for CBT- Myth Vs reality.• Joseph Ruhiu, EU-CEF - Capital investment for CBT- • Fred Nelson Maliasili Initiatives TZ -CBT, sustainable resource management and poverty. 11.15 - 11.30 TEA BREAK 11.30 - 13.15 Plenary Discussion: Statements from workshop 1 & 2 Statement - Tourism and Climate ChangeStatement - Tourism and Communities Panellists• Dr Dan Kagagi -TTF• Dr Roselyn Oketch- Maseno University• Joseph Ruhiu - EU CEF• Tom Owino - Pioneer Carbon• Ian Gordon - ICIPE 13.15 - 14.15 LUNCH BREAK 14.15 - 15.30 Workshop Sessions on Theme 3 & 4(sessions will run concurrently) Workshop 3 - Theme 3: Best practices in Ecotourism• Dr Roselyn Oketch, Maseno University - Training, interpretation and education: is research being used?• NEMA - Legislation and sustainable tourism development• Aru Willets, Environmental Consultant - Environmental management and ecotourism.• Dr Lars Lindkvist, Basecamp Explorer- Corporate social and environmental responsibility in ecotourism. Workshop 4- Theme 4: Critical Issues in Ecotourism• Jennifer Seif, Fair Trade in Tourism, SA- Pros & Cons of Certification • Judy Kepher-Gona, Ecotourism Kenya- Ecotourism Branding• Dr Lars Lindkvist, Basecamp Explorer -Profiting from Green • Dr Roselyn Oketch, Maseno University- Ecotourism and Indigenous people; rights and responsibilities 15.30 - 15.45 TEA BREAK 15.45 - 17.15 Plenary Discussion: Statements from workshop 3 & 4 Statement - Best practices in EcotourismStatement - critical market issues in Ecotourism Panellists• Fred Nelson - Maliasili Initiatives TZ• Jennifer Seif - Fair Trade and Tourism, SA• Lars Lindkvist- Basecamp Explorer• NEMA 18.30 - 20.00 COCKTAIL- NORFOLK HOTEL ________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday 24 October 09.00 - 11.15 - Workshop Sessions on Theme 5 & 6 (sessions will run concurrently Workshop 5 - Theme 5: Sustainable Coastal Tourism• Ties van Kempen - Euroconsult Mott MacDonald, and Michael Colby -U.S. Agency for International Development - Innovative Financing Mechanism for Protected Areas- the case of Marine protected Areas• Marine pollution, shoreline degradation and climate change- Is coastal tourism at risk?• Nancy Chege, UNDP-SGP- Community based tourism in coastal destinations. Workshop 6 - Theme 6: Sustainable Destination Management• Dr Anthony King, LWF - Wildlife dispersal areas- approaches to sustainable management.• James Sambu, KWS - Tourism based park income: realities, opportunities and challenges.• Apollo Kariuki, KWS - managing tourism destinations for sustainability; the KWS planning model 11.30 - 13.15 Plenary Discussion: Statements from workshop 5& 6 Statement - Sustainable Coastal TourismStatement - Sustainable Destination Management Panellists• Ties Van Kempen- DANIDA• Dr Anthony King- LWF• Apollo Kariuki- KWS 13.15 - 14.15 LUNCH BREAK 14.15 - 15.45 Plenary Session- Conclusions /Remarks /Statement of Actions Co-chairs• Tony Clegg-Butt• Judy Kepher-Gona 15.15 - 15.30 TEA BREAK 15.30 - 18.30 MOVIE - An Inconvenient Truth- Al Gore 19.00 DINNER - Panafric Hotel
22 October 2007 - 8:30am to 24 October 2007 - 2:30pm