H.E. Amb. Kamanga Clementine Shakembo

Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Germany

Kamanga Clementine Shakembo is one of the most prominent ambassadors within. She is very passionate about cultural diplomacy. She is an active supporter of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and she has spoken at many conferences organised by the ICD. She completed her education by receiving a Master's degree in Psychology in Paris and completed her traineeship in international relations at the UN in Moscow in 1979. In 1984 she completed a course focussing on international relations again in Paris, but this time at an international institute for public administration. She served abroad in the embassies numerous embassies throughout her career became Congo's foreign minister from 2002 until 2007.

A Lecture by H.E. Amb. Kamanga Clementine Shakembo (Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Germany)

"Eco-tourism is a relatively a new concept going back to the early seventies. Additionally, there is a growing understanding of the principle of the conservation of nature and durability by increasing a large portion of the population. Actually eco-tourism is often described as a form of tourism with a high level of motivation, but there is no universal definition of eco-tourism. It is generally considered as a kind of a natural and environmental friendly form of tourism. Because there is no clear and universally accepted definition of eco-tourism, the International Eco-Tourism Society , in 1991, defined eco-tourism as 'responsible travel to the natural areas that concerns the environment and improves the well-being of local people'."

An Interview with H.E. Amb. Kamanga Clementine Shakembo, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Germany
06/03/2013 Interview conducted by Rahma Malick Salum and Laura Richardson