Teaching and learning of interdisciplinary thinking in higher education in engineering


The rise and fall of tourism for poverty reduction within SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Promovendus Ir. JA (John) Hummel
Promotor prof.dr. VR (Rene) van der Duim
Copromotor prof.dr. J (Jaap) Lengkeek
Organisatie Wageningen University, Leerstoelgroep Culturele Geografie, Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)

vr 13 november 2015 13:30 tot 15:00

Locatie Aula, gebouwnummer 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
6703 BG Wageningen


Although development organizations have been involved in tourism for poverty reduction for more than 30 years, their role remains contested. In my ethnographic study, I examined the rise and fall of tourism within SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in the period 1993–2013. Here, I show how and why tourism as a development tool was introduced within SNV, how it was conceptualized and implemented as development practice, how the organization’s internal ‘ways of working’ influenced this implementation and why SNV recently phased out tourism.