Kanungu, Kisoro, Kasese and Kabarole District Tourism Development Plans, Uganda (with EDSA)
Mr. Mehta was the project manager for the team that planned World Bank funded sustainable development tourism plans for four districts in Western Uganda. Each of the plans were independently done and prepared as four different development plans. These districts contain the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Ruwenzori Mountain National Park, Kibale National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park – protected areas that are important watersheds for Africa and which harbor the largest number of primate species in the world. EDSA produced in conjunction with local consultants and stakeholders including the Batwa, an overall sustainable tourism master plan which includes community based products, royal tombs, museums, ecolodges, visitor centers, mountain and forest trails, crafts markets. EDSA also developed Zoning Plans and Tourism Circuits.