Africa Tourism Partners, organisers of Africa Tourism Leadership Forum & Awards, Tourism Investment Forum Africa (TIFA), Africa Tourism Business & MICE Masterclass and Africa Youth in Tourism Innovative Summit & Challenge has announced that it has partnered with eCornell, Cornell University.
According to report, the objective of the partnership is to collectively support the Africa Tourism Innovation Hub which is to be established and hosted at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa and Namibia University of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Namibia.
Cornell University is a private research university that provides an exceptional education for undergraduates and graduate and professional students. eCornell is the university’s external educational unit that provides executive and development online certificate programs around the world.
Programs are personally developed by Cornell faculty with expertise in a wide range of topics, including leadership and management, marketing and technology, entrepreneurship, hospitality and more. Click here to view courses being offered.
Africa Tourism Partners will be sponsoring the top 3 winners of the 5th Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge to enroll for courses of their choice up to the value of 4000USD. These young innovators would have been contestants in the 2023 Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge, who would also have sponsored enrolment in the Africa Innovation Hub.
The Africa Innovation Hub aims to develop more innovative tourism ideas and accelerate entrepreneurship through innovation in the sector across the continent.
It is a partnership such as this with eCornell as an institution of higher learning that would be beneficial in the process of upskilling and equipping young changemakers in improving the sector for better. Students learn in an interactive, small cohort format to gain skills they can immediately apply and earn a certificate from the world renowned Cornell University.