C (Christine) Ampumuza

C (Christine) Ampumuza

Externe medewerker, Promovendus

I am a PhD student of Cultural Geography with profound interest in the conservation-tourism-development nexus. My research project is thus entitled; Gorillascapes: re-negotiating conservation, tourism and rural development at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Southwestern Uganda. My MLE research focused on translation processes that produce multi-level partnerships that perform and sustain Uganda's gorilla tourism. Elsewhere, I have been involved in research on the impacts of Mountain Gorilla habituation on their sustainable conservation in Rwanda and Uganda; under the auspices of the International Gorilla Conservation Program. I have also been involved in assessing private community partnerships and gender analysis in natural resource management in the Greater Virunga Landscape (Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda). Besides research, I am a lecturer at the Department of Tourism, Kabale University, Southwestern Uganda.