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Karamoja Tourism Academy

Leveraging culture as a source of livelihood will ease the hostility between culture, development and a “modern” lifestyle and encourage young people in Karamoja to respect, preserve and embrace their traditions whilst also enhancing their opportunities in life.

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The foundation

With the growth currently experienced in Karamoja’s tourism industry, the demand for qualified and experienced tour guides and hospitality staff is on the increase.

 

The reality is that the industry is growing faster then the amount of  trained and certified indigenous people. Our Development Programme aims at bridging this gap by training learners in the relevant skills as well as creating the opportunity to gain the necessary experience to enter the market as a qualified tour guide and hospitality staff.

The process

Strategy

In 2018-2019 the strategy for the Karamoja Tourism Academy will be developed in collaboration with regional and national stakeholders and supported by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

Pilot

In 2018-2019 a pilot training of tour guides and hospitality staff will take place in collaboration with Uganda Safari Guides Association, Kapkwai (Mt Elgon) Explorations Centre and supported by UNDP, Enabel.

Formalisation

After the strategy and pilot trainings, the curriculum will be finalised and the Karamoja Tourism Academy will be formalised as an sustainable tool for tourism development in the Karamoja region.

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