UNWTO Silk Road Training and Capacity Building Programme


16 October 2017 - 29 November 2017


The UNWTO Silk Road Programme in cooperation with the UNWTO.Themis Foundation and the University of Valencia launches the UNWTO Silk Road Training and Capacity Building Programme in October and November 2017 in Madrid and Valencia, Spain. 
The Silk Road Training and Capacity Building Programme is a novel executive training initiative primarily aimed at NTA officials from the Silk Road countries participating in the UNWTO Silk Road Programme, university graduates aspiring to work within the tourism industry, and stakeholders interested in the development of the Silk Road as a sustainable and transnational tourism initiative.
Held in collaboration with the UNWTO.Themis Foundation, the operational instrument of UNWTO to deliver its education and training activities, and the University of Valencia, a UNWTO Affiliate Member who will also provide the setting and technical expertise necessary for this training, the project aims to develop technical expertise and raise the capacity building standards among Silk Road members by training NTA officials and university graduates in areas such as national and transnational cooperation, destination management and tourism route development.
The UNWTO Silk Road Training and Capacity Building Programme, with a total of 100 hours in class - 10 ECTS, will consist of: 
Online Course #1 on Strategic Tourism Planning and the Silk Road - 2,5 ECTS (16 – 29 October 2017) 

Online Course #2 on Project Management and the Silk Road  -2,5 ECTS (30 October – 12 November 2017)

Onsite Course in Madrid / Valencia, Spain (20 - 29 November 2017) 

The courses will be given by renowned lecturers from the University of Valencia and international experts from the tourism sector and beyond. The courses will have a practical and multidisciplinary approach by including presentations, debates and extensive group and fieldwork.
Registration Deadline: 1 October 2017 
Language of instruction: the courses will  be held  in English 
As part of the Silk Road training course, successful participants will be given the opportunity to work in the implementation of accorded projects through a volunteer programme.
To enquire about special conditions offered to the National Tourism Administrations of the UNWTO Silk Road Member States, please contact UNWTO Silk Road Programme  at silkroad@unwto.org.