Empowering Women in Tourism

Kenya Association of Women in Tourism. KAWT is a non-profit association, whose primary mandate is to provide a platform for women’s empowerment through engagement, employment and participation in the tourism industry.

KAWT through it’s established networks and associations has engaged and participated with other industry players in formulating policies on issues regarding wildlife and environmental conservation, we have indulged our passion for conserving the environment through our “Turning Tourism Green ” initiative which has seen the association plant over 10,ooo trees in four different counties in the last four years.

Our membership of over one hundred is made up of women in tourism and hospitality related businesses both in the public and private sector, drawn from Nairobi and other counties. Through our county chapters we engage both the local and national governments in highlighting and being at the fore front of pursuing solutions for issues affecting the women and vulnerable members of the community.

KAWT appreciates the role of being role models in the industry, we have created a vibrant and robust training and mentorship program in our higher institutions of learning to give the younger generation of ladies the same confidence and purpose passed on to us by lady pioneers in the industry.

KAWT continues to grow in strength and scope and welcomes all like minded women who share our vision and mission to join us.

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