The WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards judges bring together a breadth of expertise from responsible tourism within the travel and tourism industry.
Meet our judges
Dr Harold Goodwin is a Professor Emeritus and Responsible Tourism Director at the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, Managing Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership and adviser to the World Travel Market on its Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London, WTM Africa, Latin America and Arabian Travel Market.
Adama Bah, Founder of the Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG)
Dr Adama Bah is the Founder of the Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG). With over 40 years’ experience of working in the tourism industry in The Gambia and other West African countries, he is known internationally as an advocate for responsible tourism. From 2006 to 2013 he became local coordinator for the Travel Foundation. In July 2019, Leeds Beckett University awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of the University, for dedicating much of his life to responsible tourism internationally.
Glynn O'Leary , Co-founder and Chief Executive of Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD)
With a degree in business science, Glynn is co-founder and Chief Executive of Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD), a company specialising in rural tourism development. TFPD has been the recipient of several local and international Responsible Tourism Awards and is the first group-company, responsible for managing community owned lodges in multiple locations throughout South Africa, to be Fair Trade certified.
Manisha Pande, Co- founder and Managing Director Village Ways
Manisha, her husband and friends co-founded ‘Village Ways’ in 2005 to help sustain villages of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in India. Village Ways has won several national and international awards. Manisha is part of the ‘Rural tourism committee’ state tourism board of Uttarakhand Govt. She’s involved in the Rural Tourism development project in Madhya Pradesh, working with Maharashtra Tourism Development corporation. Manisha is a member of the National Council of Rural Tourism in WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry). She is also the founding member of ICRT India Network, started in 2017, working under the International Centre of Responsible Tourism headed and founded by Dr Harold Goodwin.
Evie Ndhlovu, Programs Manager (Africa, the Middle East and Europe)
Evie is a Zimbabwean graduate of Monash University, attaining the skills and certifications in Economic Development, Statistics and Business Management. She is a tourism and development professional specializing in tourism experience development, enterprise mentorship and the development and implementation of Planeterra’s Regional Strategy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in accordance with the SDG’s. She is an activist for gender-based equality in tourism and has been involved with key organizations that raise awareness and aid for young women and children in Southern Africa.
Keleabetswe Tlouane, Deputy Director-General for Environment and Tourism in the Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism Department (LEDET)
Ms. Keleabetswe Tlouane is the Deputy Director-General for Environment and Tourism in the Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism Department (LEDET). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A Ed), a Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) from the University of North-West and a Masters in Environmental Education (M. Ed) from University of Johannesburg. Keleabetswe supports transformation and capacity building in the tourism sector. She currently serves as a Board Member in the Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) representing the Shareholder department LEDET. She is the Patron for Limpopo Women in Tourism (LimWiT).