NICHE-ETH-023 “Capacity Building for the HEIs in Natural Resource Management, Tourism and Eco-tourism (CD-NRM-Tourism)”

01 February 2011 → 30 April 2017
Funding by bilateral agreement (private and foundations)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Animal biology
  • Social sciences
    • Economic geography
    • Human geography
    • Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
    • Urban and regional geography
    • Other social and economic geography
environment National Parks South Ethiopia
Project description

“Strongbow”‐ a project specifically designed for capacity building within HEIs in the fields of natural resource management, tourism and (eco) tourism – constitutes a powerful programme to address an important set of interwoven, problematic issues. The project has been constructed around the principle of sustainability: staff training (including 10 PhDs); gender balancing; continuous professional development; ownership in terms of management and organisation; establishing demand‐driven research and linkages with stakeholders; investments in the key area of (eco) tourism, based on sound natural resource management; catering to labourmarket needs and the involvement of the private sector.