A group of students from the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, in the Moshi Kilimanjaro region, visited the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) head office in Dar-es-Salaam to learn more about the organization’s role and functions, particularly in marketing Tanzania as a tourist destination.
STUDENTS FROM MWEKA VISIT TTB
After a familiarization tour of TTB’s main office, students from Wildlife Management College of Mweka and their instructors pause for a photo with TTB’s Senior Marketing Officer Mr Vedastus Mwita (standing fifth from right).
A group of students from the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, in the Moshi Kilimanjaro area, visited the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) main office in Dar-es-Salaam to learn more about the organization’s role and activities, notably in marketing Tanzania as a tourist destination.
Following a brief presentation in TTB’s boardroom by officials from the Promoting department, the visiting students were highly pleased and excited about how TTB fulfills its responsibilities in marketing Tanzania worldwide as well as the board’s local tourist promotion programs.
MWEKA College, Kilimanjaro
The College of African Wildlife Management (CAWM), sometimes known as Mweka College or just Mweka, is a Tanzanian university located in the settlement of the same name on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, about 14 kilometers north of the city of Moshi.
Following Tanganyika’s independence in 1961, Bruce Kinloch founded the College of African Wildlife Management in 1963 as a pioneer school for the training of African wildlife managers.
The African Wildlife Leadership Foundation (now known as the African Wildlife Foundation), the United States Agency for International Development, and the Frankfurt Zoological Society supplied initial funds for Mweka, with Tanganyika’s government donating facilities. Since then, the College has taught over 5,000 wildlife managers from 52 nations (28 African and 24 other countries), the majority of whom are working in protected areas across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Although the bulk of the College’s students are from the SADC area, it welcomes other students with an interest in African wildlife management.
A significant number of students come from Western and Eastern Europe, as well as the United States, India, Sri Lanka, and Japan, to name a few.
The college’s key goals are as follows:
1) To train both local and foreign students for work in Tanzania’s and Africa’s national parks and reserves.
2) To train students for careers in Tanzania’s and Africa’s safari sectors (photography and hunting).
Courses taught at Mweka
Tour Guiding And Interpretation | Safari Guide | Snake Capturing, Handling And Translocation | Professional Walking Safari | Applied Fire Arms | GIS For Conservation | Wildlife Inventory And Monitoring For Wildlife Management Areas | Natural Resources Entrepreneurship | Ecological Monitoring In Protected Areas | Natural Resource Policies And Procedures For Community Based Protected Areas | Conservation Action Planning And Finance Reporting | Destination Management | Monitoring And Evaluation For Wildlife Management Areas | Cultural Tourism Promotion And Management | Principles Of Protected Areas Planning | Plant Identification And Herbarium Techniques | Bird Identification And Interpretation | Governance In The Management Of Natural Resources
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