Dr Noel Scott has worked as a tourism consultant and academic researcher for 26 years and led research and consulting projects in sustainable tourism, tourism branding, destination management, tourism product and experience design and China tourism. International clients included the UNWTO, OECD, ASEAN, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia Awards Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and Government of Fiji. Prior to starting his academic career in 2001, he was a senior manager in a variety of leading businesses including Tourism and Events Queensland. He is an Adjunct Professor of Tourism Management at the Sustainability Research Centre of the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Baiq Sri Mulya (Lia)Panelist
Baiq Sri Mulya (Lia) is Founder and Director SembaluNina (Sembalun Women Community) and Director of Sembalun Destination Management Organization. A development professional and a marketer turned environmentalist. Lia used to dream of working for a global organization and was academically trained to turn people into impulsive buyers. She learnt the hard way that change must be made locally, and that conscious consumption is a way of life. She believes that scale is important to provide space for conversations between epistemologies to take place. Although drawing primarily from post-development theory, she does not seek for radical transformation. She believes that any grass root initiative, even the most radical one, must work within the constraint of the dominant system
Marina is Regional Manager for the Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG) program, which is an initiative conducted in partnership between the Australian Government and the Sri Lankan State Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training. The initiative focuses on economic growth within the tourism value chain that includes all Sri Lankans and contributes to a prosperous and stable Sri Lanka. The program focuses on uplifting participants, especially women, and people with disabilities (PWDs) and enabling them the chance to participate in and benefit from the expanding tourism industry in Sri Lanka. She was involved in developing and implementing the tour guide curriculum and licensing system for the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka
Marina has over 20 years of professional experience in relation to women’s economic empowerment, gender mainstreaming, disability inclusion and tourism where she gained knowledge and experience from UNICEF, Save the Children, International Organization for Migration, Care International and the Skills for Inclusive Growth program.
Dr. Engineer Ilham Alimuddin is a lecturer in the Department of Geology at Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia. He completed his Master of GIS at University of Queensland in 2001 September. He has worked on projects for development of the Maros-Pangkep Geopark and the protection of the oldest cave paintings in the world.
Lavanya Christy holds a position as Regional Program officer for the Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG) program, which is an initiative conducted in partnership between the Australian Government and the Sri Lankan State Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training. The program focuses on economic growth within the tourism value chain that includes all Sri Lankans and contributes to a prosperous and stable Sri Lanka. The program focuses on uplifting diverse participants, especially women, men, and people with disabilities, and enabling them with the chance to participate in and benefit from the expanding tourism industry in Sri Lanka. Lavanya has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Eastern University of Sri Lanka and has 15 years of professional experience from international nongovernmental organizations. Lavanya’s career primarily has focused on disability inclusion, bringing changes in the life of a person with disabilities through skills development and increasing their self-confidence. She has worked closely in skills development with youths through a Tourism Value Chain Improvement project.
Sakthivell is presently working as a Micro Small Medium Enterprise Business Development Specialist in a donor-funded program: Skills for Inclusive Growth. Sakthi is working to link tourism opportunities with vulnerable and remote communities. He has been involved in designing several innovative approaches to training such as forming “Tour Activity Group -TAGs”, developing a “Coaching for Tourism Business Improvement,” and “e-Tourism Course in Sri Lanka” as well as a project to “Convert destination Assets into Tourism Attractions “. Sakthivell completed an Australia Award’s Short Course – “Sustainable Tourism Development” in 2018. Sakthivell is a micro, small, and medium-scale business development expert with postgraduate qualifications and practical experience in creating rural business counselling training packages for remote rural communities in Sri Lanka.
Wiwien Wiyonoputri has been working in the field of Tourism for more than 25 years. She started as a researcher at the Center for Tourism Research, Institut Teknologi Bandung, and continued as consultant for several national and international NGOs. This NGO work facilitated her desire to support sustainable and community-based tourism. She has been working with the youth and community in different parts of the country. She is also an interpretation specialist and founder of The Indonesian Community for Interpretation. Wiwien holds a Bachelors degree in Regional and City Planning and a Masters degree in Development Studies focusing on Tourism.
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“Tourism for Inclusive Growth”. Models, practices, and learnings
Monday 27 September is World Tourism Day 2021 with the theme of “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”. But how is this possible when the COVID-19 has had such a massive socioeconomic impact, everywhere., with marginalized groups and the most vulnerable have been hit hardest of all. Nevertheless, while the pandemic has hit the “pause button”, for us to think and plan for the type of tourism to come.
Inclusive growth creates employment opportunities and helps in reducing poverty. It provides equality of opportunity for all, empowering people through education and skill development. This webinar provides a series of case studies from projects that target “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”. It focuses on successful projects and their operation, the training involved, and the outcomes to be expected.
Jafar Jafari, Kazem Vafadari, SCoT Curators
Presentations by Speakers/Panelists
Thangavel Sakthivell, Tourism Action/Activity Groups for Inclusive Growth in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka/Eastern region and North central region
Ilham Alimuddin, Maros Pangkep Geopark, Makassar, Indonesia, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Gandhi Marina, Developing Tour Guides , Sri Lanka/Eastern region and North central region
Presentations by Speakers/Panelists
Baiq Sri Mulya (Lia), Geoparks, what difference does it make? A case study of Sembalun Geosite, Rinjani-Lombok Global Geopark, Lombok, Indonesia
Lavanya Chandrakanth, Supreme Chef in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka/Eastern region and North central region
Wiwien T. Wiyonoputri, Empowering Bajo Mola in Tourism, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Discussion and Conclusion
Participants and Panelists
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