Peter Dieke


Peter Dieke is Visiting Professor of Tourism at Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda. He has held prior academic positions at a number of institutions including the University of Nigeria, University of Strathclyde (UK), Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Dubai (UAE), and George Mason University, Virginia. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Nigeria in 1975, a master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts in 1981 prior to his pursuit of a doctoral degree in the field of tourism development at the University of Strathclyde in 1988. Professor Carson L. Jenkins was his doctoral research degree supervisor at Strathclyde. His principal research interest is in the developmental aspects of tourism, focusing on policy, planning and implementation strategies for the developing world, with a regional interest in sub-Saharan Africa. He has published widely in these areas. He has also advised governments and undertaken assignments for several international organizations, most notably the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); the British Council; the African Union, etc.