Community Empowerment through Creative Industries and Tourism: Special focus on Women, Youth, Indigenous Communities and People with Disabilities
This panel is aimed at building awareness on the benefits of mainstreaming socio-economic inclusion and empowerment of the local communities, especially vulnerable groups, in/through tourism and creative industries. Furthermore, it will discuss the lessons learned from good practices which have proven successful in improving the livelihoods of the communities by creating concrete enterprise opportunities and an inclusive tourism value chain linked to creative industries and the hospitality sector.
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Amitava Bhattacharya, Director and Founder, banglanatak dot com, India
Marie-Claude Frauenrath, Senior Trade Promotion Officer, Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva
Jos Wesemann, CEO, Wesemann Travel.
Neville Poelina, Former Chairman of the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA)/CEO, Uptuyu Tours, Australia
Caroline Couret, Co-founder and Director, Creative Tourism Network
Panellists at ITB, 6 March 2015.