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4th IIPT African Conference on Peace Through Tourism

Aiming to establish collaborative strategies for Sustainable Tourism Development in support of the UN Millennium Development Goals.



•  Expand marketing opportunities in Asia, Europe, the Americas and across the African Continent.

•  Foster tourism initiatives that contribute to reconciliation, peace, and sustainable wealth creation in regions of Africa that have experienced conflict.

•  Develop communication strategies leading to a more balanced and positive image of Africa – its lands, its cultures and its peoples- in regions throughout the world.

•  Continue building “Bridges of Tourism, Friendship and Collaboration” among African nations and other nations throughout the world by supporting the Africa Diaspora Heritage Trail.


The 4 th IIPT African Conference builds on the foundations of three previous African Conferences: “ Tourism: Pathway to a Peaceful and Prosperous Africa ”, Lusaka , Zambia (2005); “ Community Tourism – Gateway to Poverty Reduction ,” Dar es Salaam , Tanzania (2003); and “ Building Bridges of Peace through Sustainable Community Tourism Development ,” Nelspruit , Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (2002). The Conference also builds on three Global Summits on Peace through Tourism in Thailand (2005), Switzerland (2003) and Jordan (2000).

Considering the importance of tourism, bearing in mind that through tourism, people discover that they have much in common to share and celebrate - and can live together in harmony, that tourism is a mean for people to learn about their own culture, history and traditions; and further a way to reach the MDG, and the necessity of giving to it adequate policies in order to pursuit development in both economical and social ways. IIPT continues its labour initiated at Jordan in 2000.

In its past African Conferences and Global Summits, IIPT highlighted the importance of integrated marketing promotion, branding, and investment strategies aligned with marketing demand which contribute to build a unique African experience.

Other relevant analysis was to determine the significance of developing and implementing strict laws for the conservation of wildlife and protection of


Another statement was to encourage partnerships among key stakeholders – governments, NGOs, private sector and local communities, to develop clear guidelines and management strategies for improved management of parks, wildlife and protected areas.

As well as develop and nurture media relationships at the local, national and international level for the on-going dissemination of positive news regarding developments in “Building a Culture of Peace,” community tourism successes, and accomplishments in poverty reduction.

We are most honored to have His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President, Republic of Uganda as Conference Patron and the Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry as hosts of the 4th IIPT African Conference on Peace through Tourism.

President Museveni has brought stability and sustained socio-economic development to a country rich in cultural and natural diversity, and hope for a new generation of leadership on the African continent.

Know the outcomes of the Conference here
His Excellency Yoweri
Kaguta Museveni
Uganda's president

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