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Ecotourism

The project will develop ecotourism sites in Kenya, more specifically in Dunga (Kisumu), Miyandhe (Bondo) and Seka (Kendu Bay). Ecotourism is about finding ways to travel responsibly to natural areas so that the environment is conserved and the well-being of citizens is sustained. The project focuses on climate change, environment and poverty reduction within the urban agriculture and food security context.

A way to reduce poverty

The aim of the project is to facilitate improved planning and transformation of eco-tourism sites and to promote eco-tourism as a viable source of livelihood. When developing the eco-tourism sites the natural environment and sustainable development is important, however creating jobs and reducing poverty levels is just as important. The project will include a dialogue with the citizens on how the sites should be developed and the citizens will also be involved in the actual work. By this, local capacity is created and employment is enhanced as eco-tourism becomes an alternative livelihood. Engaging the community in the project, increasing participation and empowerment is one goal. Additional goals include; improved incomes, enhanced livelihoods and reduced poverty levels.

Bringing initiatives together

Another key to success is training stakeholders within the community teaching them relevant skills and entrepreneurial skills has been identified as important. The aim is that eco-tourism sites can serve as focal points to accelerate the stakeholder’s integration with urban agriculture production and marketing as well as participate in climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives. One initiative is to promote use of solar energy for urban agriculture as well as for domestic and street lighting in the Kisumu City and its surroundings.

Report 3-day fish night

Kisumu Local Interaction Platform in Conjunction with Jaramogi Oginga University of Science and Technology organized a 3-day fish night, ecotourism symposium and expo from 25-27th July 2013. The event was held at Dunga Beach and Kisumu National Museum. The event brought together over 150 participants from academia, private sector, community and County Government of Kisumu. The report from the event can now be downloaded. See files below.

Publications

  • Ecotourism in the Digital Century. Kisumu Local Interaction Platform (KLIP) Ecotourism Symposium and Expo July 25th -27th 2013
    Odede, F.Z.A., Hayombe, P.O., Ananga, G.O. & Agong, S.G. 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Reality Studio 2013
    Östlund, C. (ed.) Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2015
    Location:Kisumu Type:Book
  • Rejuvenation of Kit Mikayi Tourist Site and Luo Architecture
    Namwakire, A. & Nyandiko, F. Reality Studio Student Report. Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Rejuvenation of Hippo Point through cultural acupuncture
    Bard, F. & Onyango, L. Reality Studio Student Report. Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Reality Studio 2014
    Östlund, C. (ed.) Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Gothenburg, Kisumu Type:Book
  • Reality Studio 2014
    Östlund, C. (ed.) Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Gothenburg, Kisumu Type:Book
  • Participatory and innovative design guidelines to planning and managing urban green spaces to transform ecotourism
    Omondi, F. O., Hayombe, P. O. & Agong', S. G. International Journal of Current Research, vol. 6, no. 12, 2014, pp. 10397-10402
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Lake Victoria Knowledge Park
    Stockeld, A., Sverneborn, I., Kos, J. & Mikolasevic, V. Reality Studio Student Report. Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Kisumu - adding up
    Larsson, P. Reality Studio Student Report. Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Invaders under pressure
    Franzén, S., Kiianen, A. & Kvarnström, D. Reality Studio Student Report. Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Participatory place branding through design: The case of Dunga beach in Kisumu, Kenya
    Jernsand, E.M. & Kraff, H. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, doi: 10.1057/pb.2014.34
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Spatial planning interventions and their implications on conservation of urban green spaces
    Omondi F. O., Hayombe P. O., Agong' S. G. Asian Journal of Applied Science and Engineering, vol. 3, no. 8, 2014, pp. 61-74
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Rock Paintings and Engravings in Suba Region along the Eastern Shores of Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya
    Odede, F.Z.A., Hayombe, P.O., Ananga, G.O. & Agong, S.G. International Journal of Business and Social Research, vol. 4, no. 10, 2014, pp. 15-24
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Abindu Sacred Site: Socio-Cultural Capital for Ecotourism Promotion and Community Empowerment in Kisumu County, Kenya
    Hayombe P.O., Odede F.Z.A. and Agong' S. G. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 4, no. 11, 2014, pp. 112-125
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • A Marketing Design Approach to Destination Development
    Jernsand, E.M. Lic. Gothenburg: University of Gothenburg, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Academic thesis
  • Value co-creation in tourism experiences
    Kraff, H. & Jernsand, E.M. 23rd Nordic symposium in Hospitality and Tourism: Value creation in tourism, CBS - Copenhagen Business School. Copenhagen, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • From disciplines to common ground and actions: reflextions on a transdisciplinary project in Kisumu, Kenya
    Kraff, H. & Jernsand, E.M. In Design with the other 90%: Cumulus Johannesburg Conference Proceedings, A. Breytenbach & K. Pope (eds.). Johannesburg: Greenside Design Center and the University of Johannesburg, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Designing for or designing with?
    Kraff, H. and Jernsand, E.M. In Proceedings of the 19th DMI International Design Management Research Conference: Design Management in an Era of Disruption, E. Bohemia, A. Rieple, J. Liedtka and R. Cooper (eds). Boston, USA: Design Management Institute, 2014, pp. 1596-1611
    Location:Kisumu Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Positioning ecotourism destinations in Kisumu County: cultural diversity perspective
    Achieng, D.O., Hayombe, P.O. and Agong, S.G. IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering (IOSR-JCE), vol. 16, no. 6, ver II, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Assessing Water- Based Recreational Activities to Project Beach Ecotourism Potentials in Kisumu County
    Okungu, J.O., Hayombe, P.O. and Agong, S.G. IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering (IOSR-JCE), vol 16, no. 6, ver. II, 2014, pp. 27-36
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Ecotourism Development in Dunga: With a Focus on Culture and Waste
    Jernsand, E-M. and Kraff, H. Unpublished report. 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Simbi Nyaima an interplay of nature and mythology in the Lake Victoria Region: planning and management for ecotourism transformation in Kenya
    Hayombe, P.O., Odede, F.Z.A., Agong', S.G. & Mossberg, L. Journal of Arts and Humanities, vol. 3, no.1, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Urban history and cultural heritage in the face of modernisation: the case of Kisumu
    Agong, S. G., Odede, F. & Ananga, G. Kenya Past and Present, vol. 40, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Community‐based tourism development: a designerly approach to destination branding
    Jernsand, E.M. & Kraff, H. In Innovation and value creation in experience‐based tourism: Book of Proceedings, F. Lindberg (ed.). Northern InSights – Service Innovation and Tourist Experiences in the High North” (Opplevelser i Nord/OIN), 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Converting water hyacinth to briquettes: a beach community based approach
    Odero, M., Omondi, R., Anthony, J., Hayombe, P.O., Akuno, W. & Kerich, D. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), vol. 15, no. 1, 2014
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Strategic positioning of marketplaces and learning institutions as digital village centers for rural empowerment and development in Bondo District
    Obare, G.O., Hayombe, P.O. & Rabah, K. International Journal of Business and Social Research, vol. 3, no. 9, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Sustainable utilization of cultural heritage sites for posterity in Kisumu County Kenya
    Hayombe, P.O., Agong, S.G., Odede, F.Z.A. & Mossberg, L. International Journal of Humanities and Socience, vol. 3, no. 20, 2013, pp. 37-42
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Dunga Identity and Image: A Pre-study
    Jernsand, E.M. & Kraff, H. Kisumu: Mistra Urban Futures, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Dunga Ecotourism Development: Emerging Ideas and Possible Continuation
    Jernsand, E.M. & Kraff, H. Kisumu: Mistra Urban Futures, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • A day in Dunga: Reflections and Ideas from Test Tours
    Jernsand, E.M. & Kraff, H. Kisumu: Mistra Urban Futures, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Consumer immersion: a key to extraordinary experiences
    Hansen, A-H. & Mossberg, L. In Handbook on the Experience Industry, J. Sundbo and F. Sörensen (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013, pp. 209-227
    Location:Kisumu Type:Book chapter
  • Interest in food events: some insights from Swedish consumers
    Andersson, T. & Mossberg, L. In Food and Wine Events in Europe, A. Cavicchi and C. Santini (eds.). London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 201-212
    Location:Kisumu Type:Book chapter
  • The nexus between environmental knowledge and ecotourism attitude among the local youths in co-educational secondary schools in Bondo Sub-County Siaya County
    Wanga, J.O., Hayombe, P.O., Odunga, P.O. & Odede, F.Z.A. International Journal of Business and Social Research, vol. 3, no. 7, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Participatory design tools in place branding
    Jernsand, E.M. & Kraff, H. 10th European Academy of Design Conference: Crafting the Future, European Academy of Design (EAD). Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013
    Location:Kisumu Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Upscaling Ecotourism in Kisumu City and Its Environs: Local Community Perspective
    Hayombe, P.O., Agong, S.G., Nystrom, M., Mossberg, L., Malbert, B. & Odede, F.Z.A. International Journal of Business and Social Research (IJBSR), vol. 2, no. 7, 2012, pp. 158-174
    Location:Kisumu Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)

Project members

  • Stephen Agong
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  • Patrick O. Hayombe
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Naomi Mogoria
Belinda Opiyo
Helena Hansson

Helena Hansson is a PhD student at University of Gothenburg School of Design and Craft.

Isaac Nyamweno
Franklin Mwango

Franklin Mwango is a PhD student at Maseno University

Eva Maria Jernsand
Fredrick Z.A. Odede
Joshua Otieno Wanga
Helena Kraff
Maria Nyström
David Achieng
Lena Mossberg
Diana Adhiambo
Lorna G. Okotto
Richard Otieno
George O. Ananga
Maren Amoko Bwana
Fredrick O. Omondi
Romanus Opiyo
Fredrick Apopa