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What is the UNWTO Knowledge Network?
About the UNWTO Knowledge Network
The UNWTO Knowledge Network is an inclusive Community of Knowledge within the UNWTO Affiliate Members Programme where knowledge generators, policy makers and practitioners proactively participate in sharing, interacting and accessing of relevant resources to be able to stimulate the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge in tourism.
The UNWTO Knowledge Network was officially launched on January 2011 and it is established with the background of the former UNWTO Education and Science Council. As of November 2014, it is composed of over 70 institutions, organizations and enterprises from 41 different countries with a demonstrated research competency and extensive experience in tourism development and innovation.
Through the UNWTO Knowledge Network, members have a common space at their disposal to interact, share and access relevant information. More importantly, they benefit from an unparalleled platform to create, disseminate and apply their knowledge resources in a manner to play a prominent role in shaping the future of the tourism sector
‘To Bridge Theory and Practice’
Bridging the gap between the knowledge generators and those with the capacity to put such knowledge into practice.
LEAD a Community of Knowledge where knowledge generators, policy makers and practitioners proactively participate in the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge related to tourism.
SUPPORT UNWTO, its Members States and Affiliate Members by providing research and analysis for their operations, policy and governance
PROMOTE partnerships, free exchange of knowledge and best practices among members and between national, regional and international institutions and organizations.
DEVELOP a repository of recommendations, best practices, standards, codes and norms with wide applications for operations, policy and governance in tourism.
What we do
Within the wide scope of its Programme of Work, the Knowledge Network works across the following activities in collaboration with its members and partners:
- Joint research activities
- Talent Development in Tourism
- KN Global Forum and Symposia
- UNWTO KN Review Series
- KN Working Groups
- Regional Networks / Thematic Networks
- K-Focus Alert
- UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism