The foundation Tallinn Development and Training Centre organized a development project “Establishing tourist information centres in Uganda and building their capacities on the example of Tallinn” from 30.08 – 07.09.2013, under which eight Ugandan heads of government and higher state officials visited Tallinn and western Estonia.
During the visit the Ugandan heads of government and higher state officials met with Saaremaa´s county governor Kaido Kaasik and county secretary Jaan Leivategija to discuss issues regarding the development of tourism in Saaremaa, the guests were acquainted with the work and future plans of Saaremaa´s tourist information centres and visited Uueelu holiday home.
The Government Office’s head of sessions Aivar Rahno introduced Estonian e – government and e – governance to the Ugandan delegation at the Estonian Government’s hall of meeting. The guests met with the Mayor of Tallinn – Edgar Savisaar, City Secretary Toomas Sepp introduced job management at Tallinn City Government’s service halls and e-services offered to the residents of Tallinn. The guest were acquainted with the service halls´ work of Lasnamägi district and visited the ICT Demo Centre.
Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau´s marketing manager Helena TšistovaPohlak and manager of Tallinn Tourist Information Centre Katrin Steinmann gave an overview of the developments in the tourism industry of Tallinn and of the work and progress of tourist information centre. They also visited several tourist information Centres of Tallinn.
The guests met with Enterprise Estonia’s Tourism Development Centre´s tourism marketing manager Annely Altebergi and Katre Purga, who presented the development and future prospects of the Estonian tourism sector. The guests met with the Estonian Foreign Ministry’s Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid bureau´s desk officer Kaili Terras and bureau´s officer Reigo Ginter, with whom they discussed the implementation of developmental co-operations and possibilities for further collaboration.
City Secretary Toomas Sepp and the leaders of Tallinn Development and Training Centre held a joint brainstorming session/workshop, during which they discussed strategies for developmental co-operation project and the parties agreed to further actions of the project. Ugandan delegation members met with journalists in Saaremaa as well as in Tallinn and gave an interviews to Tallinn TV.
Collaborative project is funded by the Estonian Foreign Ministry’s Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid funds.