Tourism and Globalization - the impact of Norwegian tourism on global peace and justice

Karibu to hold Workshop at Globalization Conference

The Karibu Foundation will be organizing a workshop entitled "Tourism and Globalization - the Impact of Norwegian Tourism on Global Peace and Justice," to be held from 10:00-11:30 on Saturday, November 3rd.  The workshop will feature Zoilamerica Narvaez (Director of CEI- Centro de Estudios Internacionales) in Nicaragua, Ranjan Solomon (Former Executive Director of the Ecumenical Coalition On Tourism), Linda Veråsdal (Director of Ethical Travel Portal), and Eilert Rostrup (Director of Karibu Foundation).  More information can be found below.

Travel and Globalisation:  The Impact of Tourism on Global Peace and Justice

Globalization Conference / Norwegian Social Forum
Folkets Hus, Oslo, Norway

Saturday, Nov. 3rd 2012
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the tourism industry, and many governments claim that tourism is "a motor for development"; that it contributes to poverty alleviation and peacemaking in developing countries.  But how do the poor and marginalized really benefit?  And how can our choices reinforce the control of narratives and power norms on the ground, often exacerbating conflicts?  This seminar will explore these challenges of an expanding tourism industry, and how we, as tourists, impact global justice and peace worldwide.


Ranjan Solomon, former Executive Director of the Ecumenical Coalition On Tourism - Panelist

Zoilamerica Narvaez, Director of CEI- Centro de Estudios Internacionales (Center for International Studies) in Nicaragua - Panelist

Eilert Rostrup, Director of Karibu Foundation, Norway - Panelist

Linda Veråsdal, Director of Ethical Travel Portal, Norway - Panelist

Tyler Dale Hauger, Information and Project Manager, Karibu Foundation, Norway -  moderator

For more information on registration and more, visit the Norwegian Social Forum / Globalization Conference.

Posted by Karibu Foundation - Last updated 31.10.2012