World Tourism Day 2018

  • UNESCO Khartoum office, National Commission for Education, Science and Culture and Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities celebrate the World Tourism Day 2018

On 27 September 2018, the UNESCO Khartoum office, National Commission for Education, Science and Culture (NATCOM), and Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities celebrated the World Tourism Day in the Rotana Hotel, Khartoum. About 70 Sudanese and foreign guests enjoyed the event, which was honored by H.E. Mr. Omer Suleiman Adam, the Federal Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Yousuf Al Digeer, the Minister of Tourism of the Khartoum State, H.E. Dr. Pavel Kroupkine, the UNESCO Representative to Sudan, and other distinguished persons.  

The participants enjoyed by a set of presentations about Sudanese heritage, as well as about digital technologies in the tourism industry, colored by live musical performances. Different tourist companies, NGOs, and other bodies contributed to the interesting exhibition.

Dr. Pavel Kroupkine, the UNESCO Representative to Sudan, and Dr. Abdelrahman Ali, the General Director of the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, presented a newly developed booklet describing the Sudanese Cultural Heritage Sites, which production was also supported by the NATCOM and Swiss Embassy. The presentation generated several waves of applauses among participants, and hundred copies of the booklet have disappeared in a moment.

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Mr Pavel Kroupkine
UNESCO
Representative
Mr. Kroupkine, Russian nationality, began his professional career in 1986 as a Researcher in the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) where he worked until 1994. From 1995 to 1996, he worked in a commercial company ‘Market’. From 1997 to 2002, he worked as a business consultant with SAP Moscow. Then he progressed to the position of Deputy Consulting Director, responsible for project delivery, project portfolio management, risk and crisis management. In June 2002, he joined UNESCO as Chief in the Division of Knowledge Management and Information Systems (KMI). He is the author of numerous scientific articles and publications.
Kroupkine
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization