Strathmore University School of Tourism and Hospitalty sign an MoU with Tsavo Heritage Foundation
Strathmore University School of Tourism and Hospitality entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tsavo Heritage Foundation on the 5th August 2019. The MoU was signed by the DVC Research and Innovation, Prof Izael Da Silva, the Founder & Executive Chairman of Tsavo Heritage Foundation, Jacob Mwaluda and the STH Dean, Dr. David Chiawo. The partnership is geared towards holistic conservation and restoration of the Tsavo Ecosystem & Dispersal Areas (TEDA).
The School of Tourism and Hospitality and Tsavo Heritage Foundation are united by a shared interest in the pursuit of knowledge and actions for conservation, maintaining tourism destination quality, supporting local livelihood and promoting sustainable tourism development.
The two partners have agreed to work together on the following mandates and objectives:
- Seek opportunities and collaborate in training, capacity building and development of community-based conservation projects in the Tsavo tourism and conservation block,
- Jointly acquire necessary financial resources for mutually agreeable conservation and livelihood projects, and
- To explore possible academic, professional and technical collaborations on interdisciplinary research.
This partnership comes at a time when Strathmore University is at the forefront in environmental leadership and advancing towards being a green University “This is a big step towards conservation action and an opportunity to engage staff and students in the environmental management process,” said Dr. Chiawo, the Dean School of Tourism and Hospitality, in his remarks during the ceremony.
This article was written by Rose Njuguna
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