Adama Bah is an associate member of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism. He holds MSc in Responsible Tourism Management. He has been associated with the International Centre for Responsible Tourism since it started, Adama also formed the International Centre for Responsible Tourism- West Africa which is part of the Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia which he founded and is the Chairman of the board. In 2004, Adama was the first person to win the award as the person who has contributed most significantly to responsible tourismhttp://www.responsibletravel.com/awards/winners/2004.htm in the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Award. During this association, Adama has attended almost all the conferences organised by the Centre as a speaker. ICRT conferences started in Cape Town, South Africa in 2004 and since then have been organised in India, Canada, Oman, Ireland, Spain and the UK. The latest one was held in Cape Town, South Africa again, at which Adama was a speaker and a judge for the first Africa Responsible Tourism Award.
In the Gambia, Adama co-ordinated the University of the Gambia 23 scholarships to Gambians and other West Africans issued by the Commonwealth Secretariat. Through his engagement with the Travel Foundation as their Gambian Programme Manager (which ended in 2013) he is well experienced on issues of tourism and community development: http://www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk/images/media/Roots_project_summary.pdf Adama serves as a member of the Advisory panel on the annual ICRT World Responsible Tourism Day at the World Travel Market in London. In 2015, at the WTM he was a speaker at the Change Makers session. He also organised and chaired events during the WRTD relating to issues concerning Africa: he organised the launch of an initiative he founded called Camp Africa and recently in WTM 2014 he organised an event to highlight the impacts of Ebola and tourism.
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