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Pro-poor Tourism: The Dunga Experience

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  1. Pro-poor Tourism:The Dunga Experience Polycarp Oluoch (Hippo Focus Group) Rayola Isaac Ondigo (Lake Victoria Sunset Birders)

  2. Attractions Hippos Watching Sundowner

  3. Attractions Cntd. Papyrus Products(Mats) Boat rides

  4. Attractions Contd. Papyrus landscape Birdwatching

  5. Attractions Cntd. • Impala Sanctuary • Remnant of Guineo congolian forest • Various swamp vegetation(Mimosa sp,typha grass, hippo grass) • Fish landing • Water sports – Boat rides & Sport Fishing • Other wildlife( otters,sitatunga antelopes,python)

  6. Partneships Government bodies • Kenya Wildlife Service • Fisheries Department through BMU NGOs • Wildlife Clubs of Kenya • Nature Kenya CBOs • Lake Victoria Sunset Birders • Hippo Focus Group • Dunga Ecotourism & Environmental Youth Group

  7. Partnerships Contd. Academic Bodies • InterUniversity Council for East Africa(VicRes Initiative) • Moi University

  8. Benefits/Gains • Increased income (USD 900/month) • Creation of employment for the poor locals( 50 ). • Developing useful partnerships , • Appreciation of PPT by various stakeholders • PPT has contributed to conservation of dunga wetland

  9. Gains Contd. • Satisfaction & self confidence by community members • Improved skills & management structures • Better product quality • Collaborative Marketing

  10. Challenges • Lack of specialised equipment • Limited skills • Inconsistencies in visitors numbers • Inadequate marketing • Poor packaging of products • Strong competitors e.g established ‘tourism’ institutions. • Absence of PPT policy • Absence of wetlands policy

  11. Opportunities • Existence of wide range of attractions • Availability of guides • Capacity building of the available guides • Increased understanding and appreciation of PPT • Willingness of knowledge advancement by communities • Increased Integrated economic activities • Increasing mainstream tourism in Western Kenya

  12. Asante Sana!

  13. Questions?