Dr. Christine Ampumuza
Christine Ampumuza is a tourism and conservation scholar specializing in transformative tourism education and research methodologies and making tourism work for the planet, and people. In practice, she focuses on generating and sharing evidence-based information to guide tourism product design and planning for tourism development. Christine holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, a Master of Science in Leisure, Tourism and Environment from the same University, and a Bachelor of Tourism degree from Makerere University, Kampala.
Christine actively participates in community work through consultancies and membership in various social networks. She is the Chairperson of the Capacity Building Committee of the Kigezi Tourism Cluster Platform and a life member of Wildlife Clubs of Uganda. She has led a consultancy team to conduct; a gender analysis in natural resource management in the Greater Virunga massif and to profile the state of tourism in the Kigezi region, among others.Download CV
PhD. Tourism & Conservation, (Wageningen University and Research -WUR), 2021
MSc. Leisure, Tourism, & Environment (Wageningen University and Research -WUR), 2009
B. Tourism (Makerere University), 2002
Actor Network Theory
Transformative & creative research and learning methodologies
Community and women empowerment through tourism
Tourism product research, design and development
- Fiasco, V., T.A. de Gast, Holl, Hulsebos, Jenniskens, Linßen, Wiersma. Voices that matter – Finding new Applications for Traditional Knowledge of the Batwa. Wageningen University Academic research consultancy project, 2019 –
- Lillian Katsimbazi – The impact of multiple borrowing on financial performance of financial institutions: a case of Centenary Bank Kabale Branch, Kabale University Masters research – Graduated
- Bashir Tenywa – Creative marketing and financial performance of small and medium businesses in Nyamata town, Rwanda. Kabale University Masters research – ongoing
- Mackline Ninsiima – Tourism supply chain management and sustainable tourism in Uganda – Kabale University PhD research – ongoing
- Martha Begumya – Women’s social networks and inclusion in Community Based Governance in Wakiso district, Uganda – Kabale University PhD research – ongoing
- Living with gorillas? Lessons from historical convivial relations between the Batwa and gorillas at Bwindi, Uganda: a paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Political Ecologies Network (POLLEN) conference on Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration, June 2020, Brighton, UK.
- Disruptive methodologies? An Actor-network theory perspective on Batwa-conservation and tourism controversies at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, South Western Uganda: paper presented at the Atlas Africa conference on Tourism and Innovation, June 2019, Kampala, Uganda
- Conservation or Infrastructure Development? Beyond a political-ecological perspective on the competing claims on the Bwindi forest: paper presented at the first International POLLEN Conference July 2016. Wageningen, The Netherlands
- Tourism, conservation and rural development: Experimenting the NE-DEED approach in resource use policy negotiations. A paper presented at the 9th Atlas Africa Conference on Tourism and Inclusive growth in developing economies, June 2015, Dar es salaam.
- A Critical Review of the Conservation-Livelihood Conflict around Bwindi-Mgahinga Conservation Area, South Western Uganda. A paper presented at the 8th Atlas Conference on African Tourism in a global society: Central or periphery? June 2013, Kigali, Rwanda
- Evaluating Human Capital and Sustainable Tourism Development in the Kigezi Region, South Western Uganda. A paper presented at the 8th Atlas Conference on African Tourism in a global society: Central or periphery? June 2013, Kigali, Rwanda
- Socio-economic Impacts of Landslides and Floods in Kigezi Highlands, Southwestern Uganda. A paper presented at the International Conference on East Africa Mountains (ICEAM), 2011, Mbale, Uganda
- Gorilla Tourism at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: An Actor-network Perspective, A paper presented at the 7th Atlas Africa Conference on Sustainable tourism and environmental education: A natural link. June 2011, Kampala, Uganda.
- Women Empowerment through Community-based and Rural Tourism: An Actor-network Perspective. A paper presented at the International Conference on Women’s empowerment through community-based tourism and cultural exchange: chances and challenges of grassroots development projects, November 2010, Kigali, Rwanda.