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Sustainable Tourism Capacity Building

In the framework of the World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme (WH+ST Programme), the UNESCO World Heritage Centre has developed a capacity building tool for site managers (“How To” Guides) to help them manage tourism at their sites more sustainably.

Assistance to site managers and other stakeholders is essential to ensure that the guides are used as effectively as possible and adapted accordingly to the sites. To achieve this, the World Heritage Centre and the African World Heritage Fund are carrying out a project ‘Sustainable tourism capacity building in 4 African World Heritage destinations’. The project consists of organizing a series of practical training and workshops in four World Heritage sites in Africa.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
Lake Malawi National Park (Malawi)
Maloti-Drakensberg Park (South Africa / Lesotho)
Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls (Zambia / Zimbabwe)

The aim is to help each site develop a sustainable tourism strategy using the guidance tools in order to enhance broad stakeholder engagement in planning, development and management of sustainable tourism.

Overall goal of the project

Participating World Heritage sites in Africa plan and manage tourism more sustainably using the guidance tools to improve their effectiveness.

The project is structured in 3 phases: Initiation workshops; Follow-up workshops; Specialized workshops. Each site will be taken through the 3 phases and will be supported throughout the project by a team of coordinators and resource persons via workshops, discussions, distance consultations, feedback on results and monitoring.

Workshop Reports

in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
11-14 March 2015

in Lake Malawi National Park
7-9 March 2015

in Maloti-Drakensberg Park
South Africa / Lesotho, 
19-21 February 2015

in Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls
Zambia / Zimbabwe, 
22-24 January 2015