Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett is currently in Kenya to conclude discussions for the establishment of the first Satellite Centre for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), at the Kenyatta University.
Speaking at a meeting earlier today with Kenyan officials, at the offices of Minister of Tourism and Wildlife of Kenya, Hon Najib Balala, Minister Bartlett said, “I am very excited that we are very close to opening the first satellite centre for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre in Kenya. We will head to Kathmandu in Nepal on January 1 to launch the second one. There are also a number of others, which will be launched in 2020.”
The Satellite Centre will focus on regional issues and will share information in Nano time with the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre. It will then function as a think tank to develop possible solutions.
The Kenyatta University will collaborate with The University of the West Indies, and by extension, the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre — that is tasked with assessing, forecasting, mitigating and managing risks related to tourism resilience, caused by various disruptive factors.
The universities are then expected to sign an MOU, which includes the facilitation of a strategic partnership as it relates to Research and Development; Policy Advocacy and Communication Management; Programme/Project Design and Management and Training and Capacity Building … read more