John Tinka, Kibale Association for Rural & Environmental Development (KAFRED), Uganda
I am a founding member of the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED) and I am now volunteering as a Programs Manager. I have been in tourism, holding different portfolios for 29 years. I am a board member of the Uganda Community Tourism Association (UCOTA). I am the chairperson of the Kamwenge District Tourism Association. I am a board member of the Rwenzori Regional Tourism Association (RWERTA)
My role in rebuilding travel is to develop the capacity of communities to develop ecotourism products so as to support biodiversity conservation. My other role is conservation education so as to develop sustainable products.