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Friday, October 14, 2011

**EESG** 10/14 Tourism in Maasai communities: A chance to improve livelihoods?

Ecotourism and community-based tourism are frequently claimed to be possible remedies for wildlife and natural resources conservation, but research indicates that implementation and revenue sharing are far from straightforward. Emmanuel Sulle, a second year Master of Public Policy student at UM, will be presenting his research on community-based tourism among Maasai communities in Tanzania in the context of national policies that have increasingly devolved control over natural resources to local communities. Among the topics he will discuss are economic revenues generated from tourism growth, revenue distribution to village communities and the constraints and conflicts resulting from attempts to control or access resources.
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