Fergus Maclaren

Director of Knowledge Mobilization, Economic Innovation Institute for Africa

Fergus Maclaren is a sustainable tourism and cultural heritage management professional with 25 years of experience consulting in Canada and internationally. As Principal of MAC-DUFF Tourism | Heritage | Planning, his work includes a broad range of tourism planning, destination management and community development.

He was elected President of the International Committee on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) International Cultural Tourism Committee in December 2017 and has acted as the Canadian National Expert Representative since 2012. He currently serves as the Head of International Relations and Knowledge Management for the Economic Innovation Institute for Africa.

Mr. Maclaren was the Director of the United Nations-funded International Year of Ecotourism program in 2001-03 and he has also taught sustainable tourism at McGill University and lectured on the subject at post-secondary institutions in North America and Asia.