The Dakar Declaration, a very positive result for this 1st national forum for Responsible Tourism
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7th, December 2012
Forest Park of Hann – Dakar (6th Africities Summit)
The 1st National Forum for a Responsible Tourism in Senegal, coordinated by the consulting agency AFRIO and organised in partnership with the Senegalese Ministry of Leisure and Tourism
and the International Coalition for a Responsible Tourism was held on December, 7th 2012 at the Forest Park of Hann (at the same time as the 6th Africities Summit).
This national event was bestowed by the actual presence of Mr Youssou Ndour, the Senegalese Minister for Tourism and Leisure.
In the opening speech for the 1st National Forum for a Responsible Tourism in Senegal, the Minister for Tourism and Leisure, after a reminder on the principles and values of Responsible Tourism, pointed out that he “favourably welcomes the creation and the structuring of a Network of actors for a Responsible Tourism in Senegal” (a major point in this meeting’s agenda). He also urged the new Network of actors for a Responsible Tourism in Senegal to work in joint effort with his Ministry.
At the end of the 1st National Forum for a Responsible Tourism, two main outcomes can be noted:
_ A “Project to create a Platform of national Network of Actors for a Responsible Tourism in Senegal” was adopted by the members of the Forum.
The Network of actors for a Responsible Tourism will be a tool to exchange and share experiences.
It will also serve as a communicating and promoting tool for the members committed to develop Responsible Tourism in Senegal in joint effort with the authorities responsible of the sector.
_ A unifying document entitled « the Dakar declaration » based on the principles and actions that found Responsible Tourism has also been read and adopted by all the members of the Forum.
This declaration sets the ground rules for a joint action between the actors for a Responsible Tourism in Senegal. It also supports and defends an African vision of Responsible Tourism especially from the Senegalese experience.
As planned, the General Assembly for the new Network of actors for a Responsible Tourism in Senegal was held on December, 15th 2012 at the Onomo hotel in Dakar.
The Organising Committee would like to thank all the participants and partners of the Forum.
Dowload HERE the DAKAR DECLARATION