GLOBAL TOURISM RESILIENCE AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT CENTRE - EASTERN AFRICA (GTRCMC)
In cognizance of the need to manage crisis in the tourism industry in the Eastern Africa Region, the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) was established in November 2019 at Kenyatta University, Kenya. The establishment of this centre was a follow up to the bilateral agreement between H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his counterpart Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica.
The leadership of the Satellite Centre in Kenya comprises of H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya President) who is the Patron/Regional Co-Chairperson of GTRCMC. Hon. Balala CS Tourism and Wildlife, is the Chairperson, Board of Governors; Prof Paul Wainaina, Vice Chancellor, Kenyatta University, is the Co- Chairperson, Board of Governors. Dr Esther Munyiri, Kenyatta University, is the Director, GTRCMC.
H.E. The President
Right: H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica during president Kenyatta visit to Jamaica when the two countries agreed to start the GTRCM satellite Centre in Kenya.
From right: VC, KU Prof Paul Wainaina; Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism in Jamaica; CS, Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala, and former PS Tourism and Wildlife, Mr. Joe Okudo at the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife
The Vice Chancellor
Right: Hon. Edmond Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica and Prof Paul Wainaina, Vice Chancellor, KU during the Minister’s visit to KU in December 2019.
Members of KU Management, other KU staff, PS Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife and the Minister of Tourism Jamaica during the visit by the Minister in December 2019