Building capacity in challenging times; The story of Dr. Christine Ampumuza
In growing our human resources capacity, staff development remains a key priority for Kabale University. We congratulate our own Dr. Christine Ampumuza
upon successfully completing the much desired Ph.D. in Tourism and Conservation from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The title of her doctoral thesis is: “Batwa, Gorillas and the Ruhija road: a relational perspective on controversies at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. The thesis highlights key perspectives in Uganda’s tourism hub of Bwindi that is found in the vicinity of Kabale University.
She also holds a Master of Science in Leisure, Tourism and Environment from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Tourism degree from Makerere University. Christine has conducted several researches that center on the nexus between Conservation, Tourism and Community Development.
Dr. Ampumuza has positioned herself for more engaging research in her interest areas of Tourism Sustainability, Actor Network Theory, Tourism product research and development, Transformative & Creative research and learning methodologies as well as community and women empowerment through tourism. We look forward to using this growing staff capacity to develop further our department of Tourism and Hospitality Management.
By Godfrey Sempungu
Senior Communications and Branding Officer
Her recent academic work can be accessed at: