Jean-Michel Pavy has worked at the World Bank Africa Region in the environment sector for the past 15 years. In Cote d'Ivoire and Mozambique he helped with national policy and institutional reform of wildlife and protected area management. Since he moved to Zambia in 2004, Jean-Michel's interest has moved to tourism as an engine of growth that also contributes to conservation and requires well managed nature products. Prior to the World Bank, Jean-Michel studied conservation biology as well as environmental and water resources engineering at the University of Maryland.
Although Zambian authorities recognize the importance of tourism, the sector suffers from preconceived ideas. It is underperforming and only attracts 3% of tourists visiting Sub-Saharan Africa. And yet a detailed Continue Reading