(Posted 04th June 2022)
|Developing youth and innovative entrepreneurship solutions for inclusive tourism recovery in Africa|
Africa Tourism Partners in collaboration with the UNWTO, BDO, and the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Namibia invites you and your organisation to participate in the 4th edition of the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit and Challenge (https://youthtourismsummit.com).
The three (3) day event is scheduled for 27th to 29th of July 2022 and will be hosted by the Namibia Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism.
This will be preceded by pre-Summit SME and Youth Business and Digital Marketing on 26th of July 2022.
The 2021 and 3rd edition of Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit and Challenge was held in Accra, Ghana under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Ghana Tourism Authority in collaboration with Africa Tourism Partners, UNWTO, and BDO.
The event attracted over 200 physical delegates and above 1600 online participants from across the globe.
Space is limited!
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YOUTH IN TOURISM INNOVATION CHALLENGE
This is a platform that invites innovative youth running solution driven projects that goes beyond technology but are related to the travel and tourism industry for review and adjudication by a preeminent panel of industry judges.
The shortlisted candidates are introduced to industry leaders and potential partners for mentorship and support.
Click here TO ENTER THE COMPETITION and stand a chance to win up to USD1000!
Young innovators have braced themselves for the 4 th Africa
Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit & Challenge 2022. To be hosted by the Namibia Ministry of
Environment, Forest and Tourism (MEFT) and convened by Africa Tourism Partners in collaboration
with UNWTO and BDO South Africa, the tourism innovation challenge is an integral pillar of the
Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit. This is scheduled to take place in Windhoek, Namibia
from 27 to 29 July 2022.
The 2021 and 3rd edition of the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit and Challenge was held
in Accra, Ghana under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Ghana Tourism
Authority in collaboration with Africa Tourism Partners, UNWTO and BDO. The event attracted over
200 physical delegates and above 1600 online participants from over 38 countries.
The Innovation Challenge’s thrust is to empower young African innovators between the ages of 18
and 35 years by facilitating platforms for business partnerships, market access, networking &
mentorship platforms and funding solutions from the global marketplace. To date there has been an
overwhelming response with entries received from several African countries including the
Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Karibu Ayilu, a young innovator from Nigeria, one of the competitors believe that the annual Youth
Challenge encourages the youth to participate in tourism through collaborative work and
employment creation. “I entered the youth challenge to become a good tourism ambassador for my
country and the African continent through innovation. My aim is to promote sustainability and take
part in programmes tailored to minimize the impact of climate change and to contribute toward
youth development”. Another young innovator, Rodgers Chiluba from Zambia also believes that
tourism needs to be taken seriously and requires innovative minds to transform the whole value
chain in this era and beyond.
The Africa Tourism Innovation Challenge is a platform that calls for innovators running innovative
and solution-driven projects that go beyond technology but are related to the travel and tourism
industry to submit their projects for review and adjudication by an expert panel of judges.
Shortlisted innovators are later introduced to industry leaders and potential partners for mentorship
and support. The winner of the Africa Tourism Innovation Challenge will receive a seed grant of
US$1000.00, whilst 1st & 2nd runners-up receive US$500 among several benefits.
Selected top 5 candidates will be required to present 5 minutes demo to the judges for selection of
the winner, first and second runner up at the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit and
Challenge scheduled for 27-29 July 2022 in Namibia.
The Finals of the Innovation Challenge will be
held in Botswana on the margins of the annual Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) and Awards
to be held from 24 to 26 October 2022.