NYU Africa House presented the Conference of African leaders and the Africa Travel Association (ATA) forum on tourism. It was a moderated round table discussion about how travel and tourism contribute to a country’s economy and development. It highlighted the current challenges and future prospects each African country faces in the promotion of tourism. This event featured Dr. Elham M.A. Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, the African Union; Honorable Mizengo Pinda, Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania; H.E. Bernard Kamillius Membe, Minister for Foreign Affairs, United Republic of Tanzania; Honorable Ken Lipenga, Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Culture, Republic of Malawi; Honorable Fatou Mas Jobe-Njie, Minister of Tourism & Culture, the Gambia; Honorable Yassir Zenagui, Minister of Tourism & Handicraft, the Kingdom of Morocco; Honorable Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President, Africa Region, the World Bank.

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