4th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Developing Countries


Universiteit Hasselt - Knowledge in action


Panel discussion 1: Architects & Academics - key players in Sustainable Change?

Thursday 28th am

The Panel will explore the major opportunities and challenges from mid-term economic and environmental change, including a shift to Green Growth. It will also look at urbanization and rural development, as well as the distinctive role of architects as visionaries and as conservationists. It will consider cross disciplinary challenges and opportunities.  It will do this with a focus on developing countries generally and Tanzania specifically.

Prof. Han Verschure Professor Human Settlements University of Leuven, Belgium


Prof. Tommy Andersson Centre for Tourism, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Prof. Geoffrey Lipman Professor Hasselt University, Belgium, 

Prof. Wineaster Anderson Associate Professor of Marketing, Tourism and Environmental Economics at the University Of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Prof. John Lupala Director of Urban and Rural Planning, Ministry of Land, Housing and Settlements Development


Panel discussion 2: How can Destinations make the Green Transformation  

Friday 29th am

The Panel will explore the rapidly evolving world of sustainable development with a focus on Climate Resilience and Green Growth. It will do this against the background of the global long term shift towards Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Targets: as well as from the perspective of developing countries generally and Tanzania specifically.

Prof. Geoffrey Lipman Professor Hasselt University, Belgium, 


Sybille Riedmiller  Founder Chumbe Island Coral Park, Tanzania

Lathifa Sykes  CEO, Hotel Association of Tanzania

Mariette du-Toit Helmbold Founder Destinate. Fmr. CEO Cape Town Tourism

Rose Mukogo Chair, Forestry Commission Board of Zimbabwe

Nickson Mkiramweni PhD Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania