University of Leicester - Geography
Host Country Institutions:
Lake Bogoria National Reserve/Koibatek County Council
The scholarship will enable Kimosop to:
1. Attend the UofL's training programmes for new postgraduate students, particularly the elements of communication and presentation skills to enhance his future conservation role.
2. Attend additional UofL Continuing Professional Development courses in Business Enterprise and visit sustainable marketing organisations in UK to enhance both his management of ecotourism (centred on LBNR) and enable him to enhance sustainable livelihood development based upon this tourist trade.
3. Meet key global players in Protected Area (IUCN), Wetland (Ramsar Convention Secretariat), Biodiversity (WWF, WWT) and Ecotourism (FSC) management and evaluate his future business plans for these elements with them.
(abbreviations: IUCN is the International Conservation Union; WWF Worldwide Fund for Nature, WWT Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, FSC Field Studies Council)
Related Projects: Flamingo Conservation and Ramsar Site Management at Lake Bogoria, Kenya