Tourism and Community Empowerment

This project’s focus on the promotion of tourism activities and the research activities will involve use of Miyandhe eco-lodge for training women and youths on eco-tourism through promotion of eco-ventures in the destination. The feasibility study is on-going regarding the development of cruise tourism to link Dunga Beach in Kisumu City and Miyandhe Beach.

Preparation for Data collection under way on Dunga and Miyandhe beaches on Connectivity and Stakeholder Engagement on Tourism Initiatives for Community Empowerment. Capacity building and community empowerment through stakeholder public engagement on food culture for dissemination, ownership and uptake of knowledge base has been undertaken. Bringing on board stakeholders from Miyandhe and Dunga tourism product development training has been done to enhance collaboration, partnerships and connectivity on food culture, ecology and adaptation and tourism promotion of beaches for urban development. Knowledge co-production between the two sites is yet to be undertaken. Field research and data collection and analysis on urban poverty and food culture are done.

The objectives are to: 

• Up-scale tourism, cultural heritage, and traditional architecture for sustainable livelihoood and community empowerment 
• Deepen co-knowledge production and transfer for uptake and community empowerment at Dunga and Miyandhe.


Project members

  • Patrick O. Hayombe

    Dr. Patrick Hayombe is the Dean of School of Spatial Planning and Natural Resource Management at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology .

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Stephen Agong

Professor Stephen Agong is the Director of the Kisumu Local Interaction Platform.

Lena Mossberg
Maria Nyström

Professor Maria Nyström, HDK - Högskolan för design och konsthantverk, Göteborgs universitet 

Fredrick Z.A. Odede

Dr. Fredrick Z.A. Odede is a Deputy Lead Researcher at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology.

Joshua Otieno Wanga

Dr. Joshua Otieno Wanga is a Researcher at  Jaramogi ginga Odinga University of Science and Technology.

Linda Kongiri

Linda Kongiri is a Private Researcher.