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22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

Promoting rural development: Sustainable tourism and short agricultural supply chains

22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

Promoting rural development: Sustainable tourism and short agricultural supply chains

Promoting rural development: Sustainable tourism and short agricultural supply chains
Promoting rural development: Sustainable tourism and short agricultural supply chains

Course Information

22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

English

Luang Prabang (LAO PDR)

Code: A3510641

English

Deadline: 30 April 2017

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For the ILO, sustainable tourism is made up of three pillars: social justice, economic development and integration of the environment. The ILO is committed to fostering local/rural progress by means of the maximizing of the contribution of tourism to the economic prosperity of the destinations, and should generate revenue and decent work for the workers, without affecting the surroundings and the culture of the place of destination, and should ensure the viability and competitiveness of the destinations and the companies, in order that they may continue to prosper and to generate long-term benefits. The rural areas frequently find themselves in situations of economic decline, as a consequence of the fall in agricultural production, the loss of a part of their human resources (who emigrate to the cities), and the thin infrastructure endowment. Promotion of sustainable tourism in these regions may be an instrument for development that permits not only protection of heritage and promotion of the cultural identity of the community, but also diversification of the economy and creation of new jobs that help to settle population and improve the quality of life. This approach entails strategies that base the tourist offering in development of the natural and cultural resources of the territory, including its agricultural and agro-livestock products and the traditional livelihoods. Within this framework, short chains - in addition to being economic activities of the territory - contribute to the valuing of the agro-food heritage that constitutes the main tourist resource of the offer of the destinations for rural tourism, community tourism and culinary tourism - in short, forms that turn on the local culture, the traditional means of agricultural and livestock production, local cooking and the agricultural landscape.

Description

Description

For the ILO, sustainable tourism is made up of three pillars: social justice, economic development and integration of the environment. The ILO is committed to fostering local/rural progress by means of the maximizing of the contribution of tourism to the economic prosperity of the destinations, and should generate revenue and decent work for the workers, without affecting the surroundings and the culture of the place of destination, and should ensure the viability and competitiveness of the destinations and the companies, in order that they may continue to prosper and to generate long-term benefits. The rural areas frequently find themselves in situations of economic decline, as a consequence of the fall in agricultural production, the loss of a part of their human resources (who emigrate to the cities), and the thin infrastructure endowment. Promotion of sustainable tourism in these regions may be an instrument for development that permits not only protection of heritage and promotion of the cultural identity of the community, but also diversification of the economy and creation of new jobs that help to settle population and improve the quality of life. This approach entails strategies that base the tourist offering in development of the natural and cultural resources of the territory, including its agricultural and agro-livestock products and the traditional livelihoods. Within this framework, short chains - in addition to being economic activities of the territory - contribute to the valuing of the agro-food heritage that constitutes the main tourist resource of the offer of the destinations for rural tourism, community tourism and culinary tourism - in short, forms that turn on the local culture, the traditional means of agricultural and livestock production, local cooking and the agricultural landscape.

Target audience

Target audience

This training programme and study visits have been particularly designed for professionals and political decision-makers who participate in the design and implementation of policies, programmes and initiatives for sustainable tourism and private sector development.

Information and costs

Information and costs

Objectives

Objectives

Following this training programme, participants will be able to:
• Understand the concepts and practices of sustainable tourism and short supply chains;
• Analyze the challenges and opportunities for promoting these approaches in rural development, in terms of creation of decent employment and social inclusion;
• Apply these approaches to the design of policies and initiatives in the rural setting.

Structure and content

Structure and content

This activity will be structured around three strands:
• Classroom sessions: including interchange of knowledge through discussions in round tables and group work, case studies and studies of best practices (three days).
• Study visits to experiences in and around Luang Prabang, and participative feedback as regards the study visits (two days).

Learning from real experiences

Learning from real experiences

This training programme is based on real examples, and great importance is given to the interaction and interchange of knowledge between the participants, both with international experts as well as with professionals operating in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
The participants will be asked to present their own experiences, to learn from each visit and to feed
back to the group so as to together analyze possible applications in their own contexts.

Language requirements

Language requirements

This training course is given in English.

How to apply

How to apply

Venue: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.


Dates: May 22 to 26, 2017 

Fees: €1,000 (including tuition and study visits).

A limited number of fellowships are available to qualifying candidates.
Participants are expected to cover travel costs, accommodation and meals (lunches and snacks
provided at the venue).

Apply online at http://intranetp.itcilo.org/SHN/A3510641/en

Application deadline: 30 April 2017

Contacts: rural@itcilo.org

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