Launch of the Economic Development in Africa Report 2017: ‘Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth’

WHAT: UNIC Pretoria in partnership with the International Development Cooperation (IDC) invites media to the launch of ‘Economic Development in Africa Report 2017’ produced by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on ‘Tourism for transformative and inclusive growth’. The report encourages African countries to harness the dynamism of the tourism sector, which has been praised for its capacity to stimulate economic growth and create jobs by attracting investment and fostering entrepreneurship. If properly harnessed, tourism can also contribute towards preserving ecosystems and biodiversity, protecting cultural heritage and promoting empowerment of local communities. The United Nations designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

WHO: Claudia Roethlisberger, an economist in the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes in the UNCTAD.

WHERE: Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Head Office, 19 Fredman Dr, Sandown, Sandton

WHEN: Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 10:30am