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4th IIPT African Conference on Peace through Tourism
20-25 May 2007   ●   Kampala, Uganda

General Call for Proposals

  ●   Special Call for Educators Forum    

Student Essay Competition

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Final Call for Proposals:
Outstanding Success Stories and Models of Best Practice

An outstanding program is taking shape for the 4th IIPT African Conference scheduled for May 20 to 25, 2007 in Uganda. With the high degree of interest that is being expressed, we have decided to expand the program and are therefore pleased to have one more final call for  exemplary “Success Stories” and “Models of Best Practice” that demonstrate in ‘real life’ projects, programs and initiatives - the power of tourism to promote international understanding and cooperation; environmental protection and preservation of biodiversity; wildlife management; cultural and heritage integrity; sustainable wealth creation/poverty reduction; community capacity building; and healing the wounds of conflict.

Nominations are particularly invited from Private Sector Executives, Executive Directors of NGOs and Associations; Heads and Project Directors of Government Agencies; Leading Practitioners; Entrepreneurs and SME Executives; and Leaders of Civil Society.

Examples of topics to be discussed on conference program:
•Tourism Contribution to Poverty Reduction
•Indigenous Tourism
•Healing the Wounds of Conflict
•Community Capacity Building
•Community Based Tourism
•Cultural and Heritage Tourism
•Micro-Enterprise and SME Tourism Development
•Private Sector Models
•Innovations in Destination Marketing
•Building Africa-Asia Bridge of Tourism, Friendship
  and Collaboration
Models of Sustainable Tourism
•Tourism and Environment/Wildlife
•National Parks and Protected Areas
•Volunteer and Philanthropic Tourism
•Sports for Peace and Development
•Youth Travel and Empowerment
•Education and Training
•Role of the Media in Peace and Development
•Role of the Arts in Peace and Development
•Accessible Travel for All
•Public-Private Partnerships and Alliances
Sustainable Funding of Innovative Projects


As well, we are open and encourage innovative proposals in other areas.

Speakers will be allotted approximately 15 minutes for their presentation as well as time at the end of each session for questions and discussion. Topical Sessions including no more than 4 presenters will last one and a half hours.

General Proposal Submissions: Please include:
1) Presenter’s name, affiliation, and contacts including e-mail, telephone, fax, postal address and website;
2) Title and Keywords of Paper/Presentation/Poster/Panel/Workshop; and
3) Brief Description of “Success Story” or “Model of Best Practice.”

Presenters of ‘Success Stories’ and ‘Models of Best Practice’ are encouraged to include in their presentation challenges faced and actions implemented. In submitting an abstract, at least one of the authors agrees to attend the 4th IIPT African Conference, if accepted.

Submission Deadlines: An abstract of no more than 2 pages is requested at your earliest convenience and not later than 07 April 2007.
Submit your abstract, preferably in MS Word format, to:
Notification of Acceptance
will be provided not later than 15 April 2007.

4th IIPT African Conference for Peace through Tourism

Educators and Researchers are invited to attend a full day Educators Forum on Sunday, 20 May 2007 in addition to their participation in the full Conference.

The aim of the Forum is to share knowledge, experience and ideas for future curricula development and educational initiatives that contribute to the role of tourism in sustainable development, peace, reconciliation, poverty reduction. Scholarly papers, presentations, and posters, are invited on these topics and any of the sample topics indicated above.

As this will be the first Educators Forum with participation from Educators in Peace and Conflict Studies,
inter-disciplinary papers incorporating both Tourism and Peace and Conflict disciplines are particularly welcome and encouraged.

Material submitted for review should include:
1. Title of Paper;
2. Complete contact information of author(s): name, affiliation, postal address, phone, fax, email and website;
3. Abstracts to be no longer than 2 pages with information on proposed topic such as research methods, findings, suggested application of results, and conclusions.

Submission Deadlines:
Abstracts of no more than 2 pages are required no later than 2 March 2007. Please email submission, preferably as an attachment in MS Word format, to with subject: “Educators Forum Proposal.” Notification of Acceptance will be provided no later than 9 March 2007.

Opportunity exists for full papers received by 20 April 2007 to be peer-reviewed and published with an ISBN number as part of IIPT’s “Occasional Paper Series.”
Educators Forum Committee:
Dr. Alex Nkabahona
Coordinator, Master of Arts
Peace and Conflict Studies Program
Makerere University, Uganda
Mr. Revocatus Twinomuhangi
Geography Lecturer, and Coordinator Tourism Programme
Makerere University, Uganda
Dr. Hussein Sosovele
Coordinator, IIPT African Educators Network and
Institute of Resource Assessment, Tanzania
Ian Kelly
Coordinator, IIPT International Educators Network and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of South Australia, Australia


IIPT will award a US$ 1,000 Scholarship to the inter-disciplinary team of 3 to 5 undergraduate and/or graduate students who write the best paper on one of the following two topics:

1. The Role of Tourism, Culture and Sport in Reconciliation and Healing the Wounds of Conflict; OR
2. The Potential for Tourism in Contributing to the UN Millennium Development Goals (select all, one, or any combination of the 8 UN Millennium Development Goals).

Length of Essay:
There are no restrictions on the paper length. However, the suggested optimal length is between 2,500 and 3,000 words. Bibliography should also be included.

Each member of the inter-disciplinary team must currently be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student through May 2007. Essay must be the result of original scholarly research of significant merit.

Essay Entry Deadline is 6 April 2007. Submissions in MS Word format should be sent via email to with subject: “Essay Entry.” Please include contact, university, and study information for each team member.

The winning team will be announced by 27 April 2007. Members of the winning inter-disciplinary team will have the opportunity to present their essay at the Student/Youth Leadership Forum on 20 May 2007.

The $1,000 Scholarship Award, to be shared among members of the winning team, will be presented at a Special Awards Luncheon at the 4th IIPT African Conference, 20-25 May 2007, Kampala, Uganda.

IIPT reserves the right to not award the scholarship in the event that no submission is considered to be of a sufficiently high academic standard. 

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