Dr. Erick V.O. Fwaya
Dean of School
Welcome to the School of Natural Resources, Tourism and Hospitality. The School is the standard bearer of the University niche, defined as environmental resource management and conservation. Accordingly, the School’s mission is to contribute to holistic stakeholder driven environmental conservation for sustainable livelihoods and realization of key national, regional and global development goals including The Big Four Agenda, Vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through teaching, research and outreach activities.
The School is made up of five departments: Department of Environmental Studies, Geography and Agriculture, Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Studies, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Department of Animal Health and Production, and Department of Botanical Garden and Coordination of the University Niche Areas. The School offers several undergraduate programmes including Bachelor of Science in Forestry Ecosystems Management, Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management, Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Bachelor of Environmental Management, Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Production, Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Biology and Healthy), Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, Bachelor of Hotels and Hospitality Management, and Bachelor of Tourism Management. Additionally, the School has developed curricula to cater for the need of postgraduate training and research. Currently we have three PhD and Masters programmes in Environment studies, Land Resource Management, Environment Planning and Management and Geography.
The faculty interests reflect the diversity of disciplines domiciled in the School and range from urban and regional planning, wildlife biology and management, forest resources management, environmental management and planning, GIS and remote sensing, livestock health and production, one health concept and zoonotic diseases, tourism, hospitality, water, sanitation and health among others. The school has played a key role in ensuring that Maasai Mara University is a recognized Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Environmental Education. The school has signed Memorandum of Understanding with a number of strategic research collaborators and partners including Clemson University, Northern Arizona University of Forestry, The University of Maryland in Wildlife and Environmental Education, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Aarhus University, Michigan State University among others. Apart from International Organizations, the School has active partnerships and collaborations with local institution including, National Environment Management Authority, Narok County South Development Authority, Narok County Government, Kenya Wildlife service and Kenya Forestry Services. These Collaborations provide opportunities for staff and student exchanges to enhance their skills.
We welcome all new and prospective students to the School of Natural Resources, Tourism and Hospitality.