The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) has formed a Consortium of collaborating Universities from Africa, North America, and the Caribbean which have agreed to collaborate in providing third and fourth year University Students the opportunity to research and write essays on various dimensions of peace through tourism.
The consortium to be housed at Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management (LIUTEBM) in Lusaka, will aim at promoting tourism that will contribute to sustaining international understanding among different cultures, preserving bio diversity, and poverty reduction among other things.
This is contained in a statement by IIPT Founder and President Louis D’Amore.
Mr. D’Amore disclosed that in commemorating its 25th anniversary, IIPT will launch a series of legacy projects, the first of which is the Consortium of Collaborating Universities.
And LIUTEBM Vice Chancellor Dr. Patrick Kalifungwa described the move as progressive, saying it will provide linkages with various Universities across culture divide and help develop necessary networks between students and help to narrow the knowledge gap.
Dr. Kalifungwa said academic exchange and research partnerships of higher learning institutions evolves to create partnerships for students and professionals to benefit from shared learning of current bets practices and carrier opportunity development.
International Institute for Peace through Tourism is an institution dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which contribute to international understanding and cooperation.