CIFAL-Jeju Co-organises ASEAN-Korea Tourism Development Workshop on Sustainable Tourism for Natural Heritage Destinations
In October of 2018, UNITAR’s Affiliated International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) organized a 3-day workshop on ‘Sustainable Tourism for Natural Heritage Destinations’ in Jeju, Republic of Korea. The workshop was co-organized between CIFAL-Jeju, and ASEAN- Korea Centre. The event took place from October 3rd to October 5th and included 32 participants from 8 different ASEAN countries, and was held in parallel with the World Leader’s Conservation Forum. The attendees from national governments in ASEAN countries who wish to devise monitoring and evaluation indicators to measure and compare project outcomes of targeted villages, or to enhance their knowledge about relevant Korean case studies joined the workshop.
Countries represented in the workshop included Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The resource persons were: Dr. Natarajan Ishwaran from International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the auspices of UNESCO; Dr. Kelly Bricker from University of Utah / Global Sustainable Tourism Council; Mr. Wouter Schalken from the World Bank Group; Mr. Mickel Ollave from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park; and Ms. Claudia Binondo from ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity.
The lectures given during the workshop covered the themes of natural heritage, sustainable tourism, community involvement, as well as case study presentations from each of the ASEAN countries present. The participants also took part in City-Share methodology whereby they were encouraged to share best practices from their countries and to formulate action plan regarding sustainable tourism and natural heritage.