UNDP Kicks off an Introductory Training Workshop on Sustainable Tourism

Jun 5, 2016

Group Photo for the training

UNDP in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiques, and in support of the Global Environment Facility, organized a two days training on “Sustainable Tourism”, through its project on” Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation in the Tourism Sector Development in Jordan (BITS)”. The training targeted the MOTA directors and representatives from other BITS project partners.

The two-day workshop aimed at enhancing the role of the ministry in the BITS project and to set up action plans for the tasks to be conducted in cooperation with MOTA, and to increase the understanding of MOTA team members on the major challenges and issues of tourism and biodiversity conservation.

The training also aims at accelerating the pace of the establishment of the Tourism Green Unit (TGU) at the ministry and to finalize the formulation of the MOTA’s strategic policy paper for natural heritage and biodiversity.

UNDP is committed to further support green practices in the tourism development sector by building the capacities of the green unite, establishing a biodiversity-friendly certification system, defining the environmental standards in tourism sector and developing a system of incentive for tourism operators for adoption. This will ultimately strengthen MOTA’s role in enhancing the quality and competitiveness of Jordan as an eco-friendly destination.

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