RIF Research Dissemination Seminar: Going Beyond nature-based tourism in Uganda

This is to invite you to participate in the aforementioned research dissemination seminar scheduled to take place on Friday, 12th February 2021 starting at 10:00am at CTF1, E-Learning Room, Level  4. The research was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

***Project title: Many Peoples, Many Cultures, Many Heritages: Going Beyond nature-based tourism in Uganda

***Project team
1. Dr William Wagaba – Principal Investigator
2. Dr Enoch Sebuyungo – Co-Investigator
3. Dr Stevens Aguto Odongoh - Co-Investigator
4. Ms Margaret N. Mbalule- Co-Investigator
5. Ms Sarah Kawungezi - Co-Investigator
6. Mr Moses Oketcho – Research Assistant
7. Ms Lorna Mwebaza – Research Assistant

***Registration for online participation

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***Project summary

The Government of Uganda tourism development plan emphasizes nature-based tourism while paying less attention to culture-based tourism. Culture-based tourism not only offers variety but is also vital in boosting the entire tourism sector. The project postulates that nature-based tourism in its current form is restricted and confines tourists only to particular areas and regions “gifted by nature”. Cultural tourism, on the other hand, gives travelers and tourists opportunities to explore, interrogate and appreciate the history, heritage, culture and stories in regions being visited. In order to broaden the tourist industry beyond nature-based tourism, it is necessary to document specific historic/cultural sites/heritages including neglected ones. This means integrating aspects of culture that have been neglected into main core tourism packages. The project envisages the integration of language, culture and people to enhance the tourism sector beyond the dominant scope of nature-based tourism. For instance, the role of languages in boosting cultural tourism across cultures, creating language and cultural manuals for local and foreign tourists – and translate these in international and national languages to promote cultural tourism beyond nature-based tourism. While we appreciate Uganda gifted by nature, we should also acknowledge Uganda gifted by culture.

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
E-Learning Room, CTF 1, Level 4
Contact Information: 
Dr William Wagaba, School of Languages, Literature and Communication/Email: wwagaba515@gmail.com