Regional Seminar on Accessibility of the Environment, Universal Design, Tourism and Development Maputo, Mozambique March 1-3, 2010. Disability Inclusive Tourism as a tool to promote development "On Lessons Learned from the African Decade By Thomas Ong’olo 12 minutes.
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Regional Seminar on Accessibility of the Environment, Universal Design,
Tourism and Development
March 1-3, 2010
Disability Inclusive Tourism as a tool to promote development
"On Lessons Learned from the African Decade
By Thomas Ong’olo
THE DECADE OBJECTIVES Universal Design,
[Engaging governments in selected countries on issues of disability monitoring and implementation]
Disability Legislations, Policies & Programmes
Disability MAINSTRAMING in Government Plans, PRSPs
Representation of Persons with Disabilities
LESSONS FROM AFRICAN DECADE CAN BENEFIT IMPROVING tourism FOR PwD.
This might include:
* Country's PRSP goals can be met by Inclusive Tourism itineraries,
By marketing PWD produced products to tourists
By hiring PwD in tourism-related roles
* African Decade website & publications can showcase projects to improve travel opportunities for PwD as domestic travelers and citizens in their own countries or as foreign guests in Africa
* The New interest by partners can be directed to support DPO projects that build capacity for inclusion in tourism in achieving African Decade's objectives
*DPO can mobilize different groups of PWD to enroll in access tourism careers
Specific roles DPOs can play after capacity-building) in championing Inclusive of Tourism in their countries include:
The type of research still required in order for DPOs to communicate the business case for Inclusive Tourism in Africa include:
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