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New East Africa Director of Global Tourism Resilience CentreBy ATTA®
Recognizing the need to manage crisis in the tourism industry in the Eastern Africa Region, the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Satellite Centre (GTRCMSC) was established in November 2019 at Kenyatta University, Kenya, following a bilateral agreement between H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his counterpart Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica.
The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre has now appointed leading tourism management expert, Dr. Esther Munyiri, as Director for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre East Africa office located at the Kenyatta University in Kenya.
Speaking on the appointment, Co-chair and founder of the GTRCMC, Hon. Edmund Bartlett said: “Dr. Munyiri brings decades of experience in Climate change vulnerability, mitigation and adaptation, Crisis management in tourism and Geospatial analysis. These attributes will greatly assist the Centre’s research and response in the region and help to build tourism resilience.”
As the newly-appointed Director, she will work closely with relevant divisions of the University of Kenyatta, the GTRCMC in Jamaica, and other satellite centers; the Ministries of Tourism in Kenya and the region; relevant Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies, and stakeholders in the tourism industry.