The Speaker of Parliament Hon. Alitwala Rebecca Kadaga is expected to give a keynote speech at the 2nd annual Uganda International Cultural Tourism Fair as the chief speaker.
The 2nd Annual Uganda International Cultural Tourism Fair under the theme “Cultures Empowering Each Other” will be held at Uganda Museum, on July 28th-30th , 2017.
The Fair will comprise activities including:
Side conferences/sessions on culture and conservation (Wildlife, Climate and Water), Culture and money, Culture and Family, and Culture and policy School Quiz competitions at the level of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, topics will cover conservation ie wildlife, climate& water, food, Music, Cultural events, fashion and cultural diversity among other things.
The Africa Ministerial High Level Thematic Debate, this will comprise ministers of tourism and culture across Africa deliberating on key issues of cultural tourism.
Wildlife Exhibition and education by UWEC with main focus on totems as spiritual emblems for many Ugandan cultures and relationship with conservation.
Cultural exhibitions by different communities both local and international, among the things to be exhibited will include foods, fashion, key cultural/economic activities like iron smelting, weaving, backcloth making, music, dance, poetry, storytelling, senga sessions among other things.
Awarding different categories including best exhibitors, best essays, most culturally aware schools from the quiz competitions among other categories.
This fair is being organized jointly by the Ministry of Tourism, Wild Life and Antiquities, through its arms of Uganda Tourism Board and Uganda Museum, the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, and Perfect Events under a Public Private Partnership arrangement together with other partners.
The guest speaker of the fair will be the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda Rebecca Kadaga.