USAID donates tourism guide books to tourism stakeholders in Uganda – Uganda safari news
The Tourism for Biodiversity (T4B) which is a programme funded by USAID under the implementation of Africa Wildlife Foundation has enhanced the Uganda’s tourism sector with a range of educational and information guide books featuring the three Uganda safari destinations of Lake Mburo, Kidepo Valley and Murchison Falls National Parks.
The information guide books which were produced in conjunction with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) aims at educating people including travellers that intend to undertake safaris to Uganda about the three featured parks where Tourism for Biodiversity works. These books have already been delivered to the respective institutions of learning including Makerere University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology along with other respective organizations like the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) and Igongo Cultural Center which is always visited by travellers on Safari in Uganda.
The books were received in appreciation by the respective institutional departmental heads. In fact, Prof. Philip Nyeko who is Makerere University Head of the Department of Forestry Bio-diversity and Tourism was quoted saying that “To us academicians, this is food, especially food that comes at the time of famine”. Makerere University is one of the higher institutions of learning in Uganda that offer Tourism course at Bachelors level producing counts of Human Resource that have in turn ensured the flourishing and satisfaction of travellers on Uganda safaris.
The vice president Conservation Projects at African Wildlife Foundation Charly Facheux told the students of Mbarara University of Science and Technology that the organization is aiming at building a critical mass of Africans that would possibly take charge of the continents conservation issues. The body wants the African leaders talk about African Wildlife other than foreigners coming to speak about African Wildlife.
African Wildlife Foundation also carried out the Conservation Management and Training Programme (CMTP) two years back and young African leaders were paid for a two year conservation course in Nairobi Kenya who later took up various positions in different conservation organizations on the continent. This is seen as a positive step in ensuring biodiversity protection which will in turn ensure continuity of Africa journeys including safaris to Uganda.
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