UNWTO Month of Tourism & African Gastronomy

Gastronomy – a new image of Africa

Gastronomy – a new image of Africa

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 (10.00 – 11.30 CEST)


Provisional Programme

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 (10.00 – 11.30 CEST)
10.00 – 10.10

Video message to mark the celebration of the Africa Day, Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization

10.10 – 10.20

Welcome Remarks

(MC) Sandra Carvao, UNWTO
Elcia Grandcourt, UNWTO

10.20 – 10.30

A word of inspiration from Dieuveil Malonga, Founder of Chefs for Africa. Contestant of the cooking competition Top Chef (France). Ambition to establish African Cuisine as gourmet. Speaker at the 4th World Forum for Gastronomy Tourism. "The Modern Soul of African Cuisine" @Forbes 30 under 30 (Congo)

10.30 – 11.20

Building a new narrative for Africa through its flavours

Moderator: Yasmine Fofana, First Food Blogger of Côte d'Ivoire. On a mission to promote Gastronomy Tourism in Côte d'Ivoire. Host on Tour of African Gastronomy Talk Series (Côte d’Ivoire)


  • H.E. Dr. Carlos Jorge Duarte Santos, Minister of Tourism and Transport of Cabo Verde
  • Kwakye Donkor, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Tourism Partners
  • Peter Muchemi, Jiranis Food (Kenya)
  • Emeric RICHARD, Food Trucks Gourmets I Nomad Kitchens I Lyon Street Food Festival (organizer of African Street Food Festival in Lyon June 21)
  • Coco Reinharz, Celebrity Chef, speaker at the conference How to integrate African gastronomy in the world haute cuisine? (DRC, Belgium and South Africa)
  • Alex Oke, Pastry chef. Marketing background. Creates events for knowledge sharing about African Gastronomy. (Nigeria)
11.20 – 11.30

Questions and closing Remarks and invitation to watch the showcooking

Sandra Carvao, UNWTO
Elcia Grandcourt, UNWTO
Showcooking with Chef El Hadi (Morocco)
Preparation the World Intangible Heritage dish: couscous