Joel Sonne – Tourism Networks Limited
Dr Joel Sonne is ITC-A’s tourism planner and tourism investment associate. He is based in Ghana in West Africa and has been working on tourism planning, and development for decades covering the Civil Service and Academic landscape. He is currently the Director of Projects at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Ghana. His expertise spans Policy and Development Plans preparation, Project Planning and Management, Tourism Investment, Human Resource and Institutional Capacity Building, Research Monitoring and Evaluation at global, national and local levels. He has in-depth academic and working knowledge of Sustainable Development, Poverty Reduction, Public Policy, Stakeholder Analysis, Local Community Participation, Gender Analysis and Networking.
Dr. Sonne has PhD in Tourism (University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK), Masters in Local Economic Development (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands), Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Geography with Political Science (University of Ghana, Legon), Post-Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management in (Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Salzburg Austria), Post-Graduate Certificates in Public Administration and Management (Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration) and Post-Graduate Certificates in Tourism Planning (University of Haifa, Israel) among others. He has produced technical publications on tourism policies and development planning.
He is a member of the Ghana Institute of Management, Associate Member of the Ghana Institute of Planners and a Member of the Board of Directors of Ghana Tourism Authority.