Kara-Tunga Foundation (KTF) is an Ugandan not-for-profit organisation which aims at fostering peace, prosperity and conservation through eco-tourism development in the countries northeastern Karamoja sub-region.
KTF is an Kara-Tunga initiative to develop, manage, monitor and operate all the companies community development related activities. KTF is funded by a conservation levy when staying at our eco-camps, community development fees part of excursions, donors and well wishers. KTF partners with organised community groups to support programs focusing on education, conservation and livelihoods.
Our impact platforms
The Karamoja Tourism Academy is founded to meet the growing demand for skilled staff in the regional tourism sector.
The Karamoja Tourism Platform brings together national and regional stakeholders to strengthen coordination for a sustainable sector.
Marketing & PR
Discover Karamoja initiative pro-actively hosts journalists, produces multimedia content aimed at creating opportunities through tourism.
Pack for a Purpose
Giving travellers the opportunity to make a lasting impact by utilising space in their suitcases to bring supplies for the projects in need.
Our vision 2022-2024
Our focus clearly is on conservation of biodiversity, through collaborating with communities adjacent to the protected areas. We aim at doing so through eco-tourism, value addition and market linkages for sustainable forest-based services.
The lands of indigenous marginalised communities in Uganda’s Karamoja sub-region are hosting important watershed areas which are important for the community at large. But due to socio-economical factors, the people and their lands are under increasing pressure with disastrous results.
Kara-Tunga is developing Eco-Camps adjacent to protected areas in Karamoja which act as incubator for conservation in the respected areas. The eco camps offer direct and indirect job opportunities and act as point of reference for the community as well as partners.
Improve the livelihoods of the community through successful community-based tourism activities. KTF and its stakeholders will jointly invest in relevant skilling opportunities for the community, and provide youth with the required training for a career in sustainable tourism & hospitality.
KTF pro-actively supports partner communities with developing sustainable enterprises through capacity building, market linkages and branding.
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