Skilling Young Women Tourists Guides in Karamoja
Sponsors and Partners: United Nations Development Program , Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited under the “Youth4Business Innovation and Entrepreneurial Facility”
The Karamoja Women Project, also known as “Skilling young women tourists guides in karamoja region” was supported by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited.
Project background: Karamoja region topped the list amongst the selected areas of Northern Uganda that required urgent attention in the Bird Uganda Women Training Programs. Bird Uganda Safaris has trained over 1000 women in Central and Western Uganda in bird and nature tourist guiding. Culture is one of the greatest tourism attractions in the Karamoja region and according to surveys carried out by Bird Uganda in 2018, the region has no native Women guides.
Bird Uganda Safaris has for long engaged in training and capacity building of Women guides in Uganda since 2013. Over the years, more than 500 Young women have been trained as birders and nature guides. This has led to the promotion and recognition of women as capable guides who are contributing significantly to the development of the tourism industry in Uganda
Project idea/Solution: The idea was to train and equip young aspiring women tourist guides in Karamoja region with skills and professionalism in nature guiding so as to increase on the competent human resources necessary in the guiding profession as well as create jobs for the women guides
The Goal: A society of skilled and professional young women tourist guides in the Karamoja region who are contributing to the development of the tourism industry in Uganda
- To train and equip young women with skills and professionalism in tourist nature guiding.
- To avail market access and information of tourism rich attractions and women tourist guides of Karamoja region to both local and international tourists and the potential tourist guide employers
Proceedings: Over 50 Youth Women came from Kaabong, Abim, Kotido, Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit and Amudat. They were trained in nature and bird guiding