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Ms. Sonia Figueras


UNWTO.Capacity and UNWTO.QUEST programmes manager

at UNWTO.Themis Foundation (United Nations / intergovernmental organizations)


Leadership of a programme: Sustainable Tourism

About my work

Sònia Figueras has over 15 years of experience in education and 10 in tourism. She is currently the UNWTO.Capacity and UNWTO.QUEST programmes manager at the UNWTO.Themis Foundation. As the UWNTO.Capacity programme manager, she designs and manages capacity building, executive training and eLearning initiatives for UNWTO Member States' officials and the general public in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Middle East. As the UNWTO.QUEST programme manager, she participates in the development of this DMO certification system, and co-designes the improvement phase for the DMOs in process of certification. Her current position requires managing multi-cultural and multi-lingual onsite and online teams, as well as collaborating with other UNWTO programmes, UNWTO’s partners, UNWTO.TedQual Institutions, Tourism Administrations, NGOs, international organisations and agencies and other entities. Among her other duties, she is also in charge of programme’s product and service design and develop

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