ADEPT DDD12 – The role of the African Diaspora: African ambassadors and contributors to tourism growth

Written by ADEPT

8 January 2020

‘The role of the African Diaspora: African ambassadors and contributors to tourism growth’

ADEPT DDD12 – Accra, Ghana

 

On 17-19 December 2019, the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform [ADEPT], in partnership with the African Foundation for Development [AFFORD], Ministry Of Tourism Arts & Culture, MDF West Africa and Diaspora Affairs Office Of The President held the Twelfth Diaspora Development Dialogue [DDD12] on The role of the African Diaspora: African ambassadors and contributors to tourism growth’ in Accra, Ghana.

The event gathered more than 50 participants coming from more than 30 countries, including parliamentarians, academics, policymakers, diaspora work practitioners and high-level institutions and organizations at national and international levels.

The aim of DDD12 is to facilitate exchanges between the African diaspora in Europe (with an emphasis on the Ghanaian diaspora), with key stakeholders from the intra-African diaspora, governments, various institutions and the civil society in Africa and Europe.

Under the theme: “The role of the African diaspora as Ambassadors and contributors to Tourism growth” ADEPT’s proposed DDD explored:

  • The positive contribution of the African diaspora to sustainable development in countries of destination and origin using Ghana’s diaspora engagement as a case study of good practice
  • How to foster regional integration on tourism and development: Looking at the possibilities of the ACFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area)
  • How to strengthen the effectiveness of diaspora engagement at policy level in countries of destination and origin
  • The possible means to incorporate and support diaspora contribution to the growth of investment and patronage in Ghana’s tourism industry.

DDD12 enabled participants to produce the Declaration on ‘ACCRA ACTION PLAN ON AFRICAN TOURISM’ available for consultation on the web site of the DDD www.diasporadialogue.net.

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