Civil society exists in a broad consensus on the centrality of participation in the development process.
same time, the local scene has gained increasing prominence as a privileged space for interactorales processes and participatory development.
In turn is necessary to detect an activity leader, around which to articulate the local development process and it is in this sense that incorporate tourism as a strategic tool not only for the long history of tourism and conditions pertaining to the norpatagónica Andean region, if not for its key position in the context of social, economic ties to the environment and sustainable development.
In this sense, the foundations UNIDA, Plan 21 and Wildlife co-Argentina for the second time the conference Patagónica on Sustainable Management of Tourism and Local Development (Madryn were the first in 2005 with excellent results), an initiative that has support from the International UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Human Development, University for International Cooperation in Costa Rica and many local and regional players, with the objectives of: • To sensitize the community about the participatory local development and his relationship with the Sustainable Management of Tourism
the debate on sustainable tourism and certification as tools for natural areas, and the role of communities in their management
• Provide tools for participatory planning and management of sustainable tourism, including Local Agenda 21, providing better access to new markets and sources of cooperation
• Launch training programs and technical cooperation to develop after 2007 in the region.
Through plenary sessions scheduled for a minimum of 200 participants Patagonian national and international workshops and tables and an open seminar posgradual, over three days will be undertaken involving the various axes, producing a final document signed by participants.
As in its first edition, then this conference, will be installed capacity and associated management cooperation programs in the region.
Thursday December 7
10 to 17 hours Posgradual Open Seminar "Tourism and Protected Areas. Ecosystem Approach and Local Development "Seminar posgradual in the graduate program in Sustainable Management of Tourism organized by UNIDA - ICU
16 to 17:30 am Registration of participants and reception.
18:00 Opening ceremony open to the community. Secretaría de Turismo de la Nación, provincial and local authorities, organizers.
19 pm The Ecosystem Approach and Sustainable Human Development. Eduard Müller, Rector University for International Cooperation of Costa Rica (UCI), Lucio Capalbo (UNIDA Foundation - UNESCO Chair in International Sustainable Human Development); Fabian Román (Plan21 Foundation) and Robert Grana (UNLM)
21:00 pm Close of the day
Friday December 8
10 to 11:30 am
alternative tourist circuits. Secretariat of Tourism S.C. Bariloche Cejuela and Evelina (Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina), Juan Gowda (Al Sur del Nahuel Huapi), Alejandro Rosales (Tourism Association of Patagonia)
11:30 am Break
2:00 to 13:30 pm Identity, sustainability, increasing corporate and economic progress: a complex balance. Gustavo Capece (Identity for Sustainable Tourism), Carlos Baroli (UNPATA); Monica Hunk (Sec. Tourism Villa la Angostura)
13:30 pm Lunch
15:30 to 17:30 am Theme Tables (1st Series)
• Sustainable Tourism Certification: An Option for Private Management Lecturer. Mr. Fabian Roman (Plan 21).
• Consultation on Participatory Environmental Management. Roberto Grana (UNLM) Adriana Nedel (UNIDA)
18:00 to 20:30 pm Agenda 21 and Local Development. Raul Ferrari (Subsecretaría Planning Bariloche), Mauro Cesetti (Fundación Patagonia Sustentable), Guadaloupe Carbó Foundation (Plan 21), Carlos Hertz (Program Strengthens) and Sebastian Neira (Commune Manzano Amargo Neuquén)
Saturday December 9th
9:30 to 11:30 am Theme Tables (2nd Series)
• Tourism and Natural Areas. Natalia Leske (UNIDA/Plan21), Juan Salguero (National Parks Administration), Mr. Mario Muro (Dr. Natural Areas Chubut), Diego Benitez (Plan 21 - FASTA).
andalusia Sustainable Tourism. Sabrina Carlini, (Representative of ICEI, taly), Eduard Müller (UCI), Esteban Pereyra Yraola (Al Sur del Nahuel Huapi), Victor Bretscher (Ecoturismo Cultural Community Farm Portrero Kolla, Iruya, Salta)
11:30 am Break
12:00 to 13:30 pm
Tourism, Poverty and social inequality. An opportunity for change or reinforcement of the model? Esteban Vernieri, (School of Local Development, San Martin de los Andes); Horacio Russo (UNITED), Eduardo and Mario Parody Gerlero (GESOC).
15:30 to 17:30 pm
group workshops for proposal development.
21:30 pm Dinner