Uganda will participate in the annual ITB Berlin 2013 Travel and Tourism Exhibition scheduled to take place from 6th to 10th March 2013 at Messe Berlin in Germany.

The delegation from Uganda will be led by the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Hon. Maria Mutagamba. The delegation which includes both the Public and Private Sector will be promoting Uganda as a unique tourism destination under the theme,
“Uganda the Pearl of Africa, Your Eco-Tourism Destination”.
20 Tour Operators and one Hotel will be exhibiting at the fair

This year, the Uganda stand has been designed with a display area for cultural artificats from across the diverse cultures of Uganda. During the show, we will also recho the several accolades that Uganda has received recently.

Uganda which is Chair to the East Africa Community this year will host the East Africa Cocktail at the Uganda Stand on 8th March 2013. The Hon. Maria Mutagamba will officiate at this event.

With support from Nile Breweries Ltd, Uganda will serve Nile Special and Nile Gold at the Stand in trying to promote River Nile and the Source of the Nile. NBL has also supported participation in the show with branded Rwenzori Mineral Water 500mm bottlles which will be displayed and given out during the 5 days exhibition.

Brussels Airlines also supported UTB with free courier of promotional Materials to Berlin Germany and offered discounted tickets for some participants.

In a move to improve Uganda’s visibity during the show, Ndere Dance Troupe will perform at the Uganda stand and during the EAC Cocktail. This is to showcase uganda’s rich culture through music, dance and drama.

UTB has partnered with UWA, AUTO, Ndere, CAA, UNDP, Nile Breweries Ltd, Brussels Airlines and the Kampala Sheraton Hotel in an effort to make participation in this event a success.

UWA to develop a new 5 year strategic plan

Uganda Wildlife Authority led by the planning unit has embarked on the process of preparing a new five -year Strategic plan with the current one expires at the end of this year
According to the acting Chief Conservation Area Manager (CCAM) Mr. Charles Tumwesigye, the process is facilitated by the Planning Unit.
During the last wardens’ assembly held in November 2011, UWA senior staff  kicked off the process by   reviewing  the Vision, Mission Statement and Core Values as well as  SWOT and PEST Analysis of the organization to form the basis for coming up with new Strategic Programs and Key Result Areas where UWA needs to perform.
“ To move the process further, we formed a Planning Team that would use the information provided at the Wardens Assembly, synthesize it, and draft the Strategic Plan that would be reviewed first by the Senior Management, Top Management and finally the Board of Trustees,” says the CCAM. He reveals that a 20 man/woman Planning Team has been formed to include the Planning Unit, departmental representatives, Managers for the seven conservation areas (CAs) senior wardens in charge of selected protected areas as well as Monitoring and Evaluation Unit staff

The Planning Unit has scheduled the first retreat of the Planning Team to embark on the assignment of development of Strategic Programs/Key Result Areas and Strategic Objectives from 18thth – 25thth June 2012 in Fort Portal.
The strategic plan aims at achieving the following overall goal: To effectively and sustainably manage in collaboration with stake holders, wildlife protected areas and wildlife resources in the country as well as promoting conservation led development to ultimately contribute towards local and national development.


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