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Ms. Lisa Scriven


Sustainable Tourism Advisor

at Utopia Africa (Business Sector)


Partner of programme: Sustainable Tourism

About my work

For the past 15 years, Lisa has worked in the tourism value chain across southern Africa to generate maximum socio-economic benefits and empowerment of people within the destination, while responsibly managing impacts on natural resources. With this focus on balance and regeneration, she partners with over 200 tourism businesses as well as government agencies and civil society to innovate and network solutions for a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive tourism economy across the region. Affiliations: • Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), Assurance Panel Member since 2017 • Green Destinations, Advisor & Auditor since 2019 • Travelife for Tour Operators, Advisor & Auditor since 2018 • Fair Trade Tourism, Strategic Advisor (present) • Travelling Circus, Strategic Advisor Sustainable Tourism Development since 2019 • Sustainable Tourism Certification Alliance Africa (the Alliance), ExCo and Chairperson of Standards & Best Practice Working Group 2014 - 2018

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity

Culture and recreation, Tourism