Kenyatta University honored the Eco-warrior Programme of the year award 2012
The Department of Tourism Management of Kenyatta University on the 16th November 2012 at a gala dinner within the Nairobi Serena Hotel received the Eco-warrior programme of the year 2012 award for innovative and sustainable tourism training and research in Kenya. Receiving the award, Dr. Mary Mutungi (Chairman, Tourism Management) thanked the industry stakeholders for the nomination and subsequent awarding for the Department. Ecotourism Training Program of the Year recognizes the most outstanding ecotourism educational package offered by a training institution in the country at the moment. The award represents a significant recorgnition of the Department as a center of excellence in sustainable tourism teaching, learning, research and practice. Kenyatta University is the first university recipients for the award. The Eco-Warrior Awards recognize efforts, innovations and exceptional achievements of individuals and institutions for promoting responsible tourism and enhancing tourism sustainability which directly conserves the natural environment and directly linked to local communities through mutually beneficial and equitable partnerships. Nature conservation through community development by tourism is the essence of ecotourism.
The School is committed towards achieving excellence through elevating the quality of Hospitality and Tourism training. Presently, the School has got more than 800 students; seventeen (17) teaching members of staff; twelve (12) of them are undertaking Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality and Tourism Degree (PhD) while five (5) are PhD holders; thirteen(13) non-teaching staff and four(4) kitchen laboratory support staff.
The current exponential growth of student numbers and the diversity of the programmes have led to expansion of the school; as a result, the school’s programmes have been introduced in various Kenyatta University satellite and constituent campuses such as Mombasa Campus and recruitment of more members of staff is ongoing. Also, there are plans to develop ‘A Centre of Excellence in Hospitality and Tourism’ in partnership with Marriot Chain of Hotels (Dubai) at Mombasa where the school has a fifteen (15) acres piece of land. This award epitomizes the school efforts to be a leader in Hospitality and Tourism training in the region. With the leadership of the Dean, Dr. Alice Ondigi, the school has continued to achieve major achievements.
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