Dunga Wetland Pedagogical Centre

Ecofinder Kenya (www.ecofinderkenya.org) in collaboration with Dunga Beach Management Unit (BMU), Dunga Ecotourism and Environmental Youth Group (DECTA), Lake Victoria Wetland Forum (LVWEF), Lake Victoria Tour Guides Association (LVTOGA) and Lake Victoria Birders Organization(LVBO) has established Dunga Wetland Pedagogical Centre at Dunga Beach, Kisumu, Kenya. Dunga Beach and by extension Dunga Wetland is known for its unique eco-cultural attractions due to its biodiversity and cultural rich and diverse papyrus wetland ecosystem and local community respectively. Moreover, Dunga beach is classified as sample Beach by fisheries department for it epitomizes holistic fish landing beach operations for visitors interested in learning or observing characteristic fish landing beach operations.
The Dunga Wetland Pedagogical Centre initiative is a grass-root led intervention whose overarching cardinal goal is empowerment of Dunga Wetland Community through training and capacity building for the conservation of degraded Dunga Wetland and improvement of livelihood security of its people. Therefore, the centre will promote the following thematic interventions:
a) Promotion of Eco-Cultural Tourism.
b) Facilitation of Dunga Papyrus Wetland Ecosystem Conservation.
c) Enabling uptake of Green Energy and other appropriate Technologies.
d) Enabling grass-root Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.
e) Enabling of Dunga Beach Digital Village for E-Services and Training.
f) Promotion of Healthy Dunga Wetland Community.
g) Promotion of Water and Sanitation Accessibility.
h) Promotion of Local Peace, Leadership and Good Governance.
The aforementioned is under the overall theme of “environmental entrepreneurship for sustainable communities”.