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Hazel Tucker

Hazel Tucker

Hazel Tucker is Associate Professor in Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and specialises in the area of tourism’s influences on socio-cultural relationships and change. Originally from the UK, Hazel conducted her PhD research (Social Anthropology, University of Durham, UK) on tourism development in Cappadocia, central Turkey. Since then, Hazel has continued to be engaged in a longitudinal ethnographic study in that region of Turkey, exploring issues concerning gender and women’s involvement in tourism work, host-guest interaction and…

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Dr Hamira Zamani-Farahani

Dr Hamira Zamani-Farahani

Hamira Zamani-Farahani has worked as a tourism researcher, writer, consultant, lecturer and entrepreneur for several years. She holds a PhD in Tourism Management from Malaya University in Malaysia. She has worked as a Consultant for governmental, nongovernmental and academic institutions in Iran and abroad. Hamira is founder and managing director of the Astiaj Tourism Consultancy & Research Centre in Tehran. Astiaj, founded in 2001 as an independent tourism, leisure and hospitality consultancy company, provides a wide range of professional services…

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Ana Lydia Fernandez Layos

Ana Lydia Fernandez Layos

Ana Lydia has over 17 years’ experience working in the promotion of gender equity and women and girls´ rights. Director of the organisation Opcionate -Mejora tu vida. Mejora el Mundo (Make Your Choice, Improve your life, Improve the world), she works to promote gender equality, social justice, institutional change and personal and collective empowerment through research, training, therapy, policy analysis, advocacy, project management and evaluation at the international and national level in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Ana Lydia…

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Anny Andaryati

Anny Andaryati

Anny Andaryati is Indonesian, currently based in the UK. She works to mainstream gender into green economy and resource management to increase gender and ecological justice. She believes that structural gender inequality needs to be addressed to assure gender equality and equity, the successful transition to a green economy and the achievement of sustainable development. In the absence of gender sensitive policies, green economy initiatives such as ecotourism may increase existing gender inequities and endanger overall sustainability. Anny is a board member of The Samdhana…

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Shaheen Akram

Shaheen Akram

A highly motivated and business-focused senior diversity professional, Shaheen Akram has led Diversity & Inclusion efforts globally, regionally and nationally across different geographies in a range of business sectors, including financial and manufacturing. Up until 2015 Shaheen was Head of GlobalDiversity and Inclusion at a global biopharmaceutical company with over 50,000 employees working in 100 countries worldwide. Shaheen led the development and implementation of the company’s global Diversity & Inclusion strategy designed to support the business through the promotion of an inclusive culture in which the diversity…

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Diana McIntyre-Pike

Diana McIntyre-Pike

Diana McIntyre-Pike is an hotelier, entrepreneur, consultant and trainer internationally recognized as the pioneer of Community Tourism. Educated in England, Germany and Jamaica in Hotel, Tourism and Environmental Management, she has 44 years’ experience and has held numerous posts in the tourism industry.  She is President/Founder of the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network in Jamaica and has built the Villages as Businesses programme to empower member villages through tour design, training, management and marketing support to profit from community tourism. The resulting…

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