Mark Notaras
Mark Notaras is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Agora Food Studio, a gastronomic social enterprise in Dili, Timor-Leste. Since 2016 Mark and his team have pioneered a globally unique and ethical restaurant model that innovates with good, clean and fair food, for workers, producers, eaters and the environment. He employs and mentors Timorese youths to become entrepreneurs and leaders in food, coffee and tourism. Mark and his team measure their collective impact to address the SDGs via a Food Impact Dashboard which they plan to expand globally. In 2020, Mark is providing online coaching for tourism businesses in Timor-Leste, supported by USAID. Mark has 18 years’ experience across Australia and the Asia-Pacific working for the Australian Government, International Organisations and non-government organisations. Mark has worked for GIZ, the UN University, FAO, DFAT, Oxfam, The Asia Foundation and USAID. He has pioneered unique facilitation and coaching approaches for social enterprises, rural communities and youths. Mark is a Rotary Peacebuilding Fellow (2013) and a Mediators Beyond Borders “Akin Olawore Peace Award Scholarship” holder. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Sydney and a Masters in International Affairs from the Australian National University and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo.

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Volume 26 Panelist joint 2021-08-14 Creating and Marketing Tourism Values for Communities through Local Foods / / This webinar discusses how local heritages and identities can be utilized to create opportunities for tourism in communities through local foods. The benefits of food tour [more ...]
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