School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Mr. Tim Foggin

Human Geography Lecturer

Tim Foggin is a pro poor tourism development specialist for the southern and east African region his core competencies have been in poverty reduction strategies related to community based and coastal based tourism. Prior to academia he was a UNWTO pro poor tourism consultant to East and Southern Africa and thereafter the Regional Tourism Advisor for the UNDP large marine ecosystems programme.

Focal areas have been where tourism delivers sustainable net benefits to local economies in amidst sustainable conservation practices.   Tim has gained invaluable livelihood experience from managing tourism development projects across east and southern Africa and has worked with the public, private and international development sector.  Other areas of interest are social impact assessments and sustainable livelihoods.  Tim has worked in a research and advisory capacity in the following countries Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia.

Research interests

  • Pro-poor tourism evaluations and assessments
  • Responsible tourism project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Business linkages between micro-enterprises and established private sector service providers/hotels
  • Tourism related local economic development strategies
  • Policy research regarding responsible tourism development strategies increasing pro poor supply chain benefits