Program Details

The course will be taught in collaboration with guest speakers and with assistance from local universities and research centers (AMREF and Daystar University). Field trips include visits to UN Agencies (including UNEP), and international and local NGOs wo
Location:
Nairobi, Kenya
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This course will introduce students to applied field and operations research in the African context. The course will have a subject focus on sustainable development from an eco- and edu-tourism perspective, using the Kenyan tourist sector as an example. After an introduction to the country and context and an overview of basic research methods, the students will be tasked with collecting field data examining a research problem of their choice. The field data will be collected in the form of a needs assessment. Based on the collected data, the students will propose a development strategy and implementation framework using the logical framework approach.

The course will be taught in collaboration with guest speakers and with assistance from local universities and research centers (AMREF and Daystar University). Field trips include visits to UN Agencies (including UNEP), and international and local NGOs working in sustainable development in Kenya. Visits to eco-tourism sites including Nairobi National Park, the Langata Giraffe Centre operated by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), and Lake Naivasha (Crater Lake Game Sanctuary, Crescent Island and Elsamere Conservation Centre) are included in the course fee.

Setting Description:
Site: Nairobi, Kenya Dates: 23 July to 3 August 2012 Duration: Summer, 2 weeks
Cost:
Overall Program Costs: Contact sponsor Cost Range: Contact sponsor Cost Includes: Tuition, Nonrefundable fees

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