Green Summit East Africa rapidly approaching now


(Posted 01st June 2016)

The 2nd Regional Green Tourism Summit, hosted by the Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda (STTA) is less than two weeks away now. The summit has attracted thought and opinion leaders in sustainable tourism and Green Development from Eastern and Southern Africa. The summit will host among other heavyweights the CEO of Verde Hotels, South Africa which are considered Africa’s greenest hotel chain and Samantha Annandale is the visionary behind the groups’ journey.

Also in Nairobi will be Lorraine Jenks, a thinker, a doer, a believer in Green Tourism and the Founder of Greenstuff / GreenHotels, also from South Africa.

Other speakers from East Africa include Judy Kepher-Gona of STTA, Carmen Nibigira of the East Africa Tourism Platform, Dr Geoffrey Manyara of UNECA, Prof. Sitati of AWF, Dr. Kitheka of Clemson University, Mr. Willis Ondiek of Kenya’s Tourism Regulatory Authority, Phyllis Ombonyo of NETFUND, Joseph Kathiwa of WWF and Chris Trott of Watamu Marine Association among others.

The deliberations will include:

· Marketing a sustainable brand effectively

· Return on investment and thrivability in sustainable tourism

· Urban Sustainability- the Case of EAC cities

· Sustainable tourism prospects in IGAD region

· Sustainability in planned events

· Policy innovation and Sustainable Tourism- Case of EATP

· Value of Green Development

· Green procurement principles

· Sustainable & Ethical food

· Sustainable tourism & biodiversity Conservation

This annual Green Summit is the only forum in East Africa that explores the interconnected facets of green development and sustainable tourism.

There is still time to register for tourism professionals, academics, researchers, policy makers, planners from the Africa region, to be part of this event.

Come meet, network and get engaged.

Visit for the full event program and to register. Registration fees apply. Registration closes on the 10th of June.


  1. Green is the new luxury and i am excited that East Africa has chosen not to be left behind. There are on-going sustainability initiatives but we need to move towards integrating Green tourism into product development and marketing strategies. The annual Green Tourism summit is providing a platform for the region to engage

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