#10 How the EAC Tourism Sector is Planning to Bounce back from COVID-19
East Africa has so much wilderness and wildlife to offer! Listen to Herbert Byaruhanga, General Secretary of the Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA) discuss how the upcoming East African Tourist Guides Portal, supported by the EAC-GIZ through IIDEA, is preparing the hard-hit regional tourism industry for the hoped-for post-COVID-19 boom.
Herbert Byaruhanga, General Secretary of Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA)
Herbert Byaruhanga is affectionately known as “papa” or father of tourism in Uganda. He has dedicated himself to building the professional tourism capacity of his home country and is the leading trainer for tourist guides in Uganda and Rwanda. He is an accredited Bird Guide Trainer by Bird Life International as well as the founder of Uganda Safari Guides Association, Uganda Bird Guides Club, Uganda Cultural Guides Club. Last but not least, he leads the organising committee of the East African Tourist Guides Association. He is actively involved in developing Uganda’s youth through its Young Birder association. Herbert would like to see a skills system that produces a community of professional tourist guides in the East African region.