For more than 15 years Nicole Haeusler has worked as a Responsible Tourism Consultant, mainly in Southeast Asia and has been focussing her work on Responsible Tourism Management and Training, the implementation of ‘Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR’ and Tourism & Poverty Reduction. She has been based in Myanmar since 2012 and was involved in the formulation of the Policies on ‘Responsible Tourism’ , ‘Community Involvement in Tourism’ and in the ‘Tourism Master Plan’.
She helped to prepare workshops and conferences in Myanmar on topics such as ‘Tourism and Gender’ (Oct. 2014), ‘Tourism and Human Rights’ (Sept. 2015) and ‘Community Involvement in Tourism’ (Dec. 2015) in cooperation with organisations such as ILO, Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, Myanmar Tourism Federation, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business and GIZ.
Nicole has worked on the micro and macro level with the public and private sector, NGOs, tourism authorities, training centres and above all with local communities. Her specialist skills are institutional change management, participatory methodologies and intercultural communication.
She works as a visiting lecturer at the University of Sustainable Development (FH) in Eberswalde near Berlin, Master Programme of Sustainable Tourism Development. In the past Nicole gave several lectures at international conferences and fairs such as WTM in London and ITB in Berlin and Singapore.