18 April 2018

10 million DKK granted for research project on Sustainable Tourism in Zanzibar

10 million DKK granted for research project on integrated, sustainable waste management practices and non-chemical mosquito control in the hotel industry of Zanzibar, Tanzania

On Zanzibar, tourism is the largest economic sector and is essential for Zanzibar’s socio-economic stability, accounting for 27% of GDP, 80% of foreign revenue and 72.000 jobs. In order to address the adverse effects caused by rapid expansion and unsustainable hotel operations, the Government of Zanzibar has made sustainable tourism one of its national priorities. However, according to the national research agenda for 2015-2020, there is incomplete understanding of how hotels affect the natural and human environments in Zanzibar and how impacts can be mitigated.