Pulse Lab Kampala
Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Scientific Research, Development and Innovation, Tourism
Type of initiative
Policy Frameworks & Tools, Research, Analysis, Assessment
Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations
Uganda, known as the “Pearl of Africa” has a rich natural heritage of acclaimed beauty and relevance for global biodiversity. The abundance of wildlife species in National Parks offers remarkable opportunities to promote sustainable tourism linked to wildlife watching tourism, that can both protect biodiversity and support local communities. Uganda’s second National Development Plan (NDP II) identifies tourism as a pillar for economic growth. However, the lack of reliable, timely, and accurate tourism data hampers its development. Therefore, the project proposes harnessing big data and technology to support and fill data gaps to promote sustainable tourism.
As collected through the One Planet Reporting
No activities have yet been reported under this initiative
Impact and Results
Data on the economic value of tourism linked to wildlife watching will be available to inform sustainable tourism policies. Data on the value of tourism linked to National Parks will contribute to the survival of the African elephants and other species in danger of extinction, such as cheetahs, mountain gorillas and rhinos will be promoted. Moreover, the project will improve livelihoods of local communities around National Parks through sustainable development programs.