Building KAWT

When Kenya was approaching a peak of 1.8 Million tourists, the Kenya Association of Women in Tourism was founded in response to women showing a growing interest in opportunities in the tourism industry. KAWT's primary mandate is to provide a platform for women’s empowerment through engagement, employment and participation in the tourism industry.

KAWT aims in bringing gender aspects of tourism to the attention of policymakers, especially the issues of women’s employment and active participation in the tourism industry.

Here are the milestones of building KAWT

September 2010

Registration

KAWT was registered in September 2010.

September 2010

March 2011

Launching KAWT

KAWT was officially Launched by Mr. Mureithi Ndegwa the then MD of KTB on behalf of the Minister of Tourism Hon. Najib Balala.

October 2012

Mombasa Chapter Launch

The Coast Chapter was official launched in October 2012 at a colourful ceremony officiated by the then Minister for Tourism. In line with our national mission, our primary mandate is to provide a platform for women’s empowerment through engagement and participation within the tourism industry at the Coast.

October 2012

November 2013

Launch of Nairobi Chapter

Nairobi County chapter of the Kenya Association of Women in Tourism was officially launched on 1st November 2013.

2014

Launch of 3 County Chapters

In 2014, Kenya Association of women in Tourism launched Nakuru, Machackos and Kilifi Chapters.

2014

2016

Kwale County Chapter

In 2016, Kenya Association of women in Tourism launched Kwale County Chapter.

2018

Lower Eastern County Chapter

In 2018, Kenya Association of women in Tourism launched Lower Eastern County Chapter.

2018

2019

Nakuru County Chapter

In 2019, Kenya Association of women in Tourism launched Nakuru County Chapter.

2021

Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu Chapters

In 2021, Kenya Association of women in Tourism launched Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu Counties Chapters.

2021

To extend our reach to the rest of the country, KAWT currently has 18 county chapters to date.


  • Nairobi        
  • Narok
  • Trans Nzoia             
  • Lower Eastern (Machakos, Makueni, Kitui)
  • Kilifi           
  • Meru
  • Kwale                       
  • Embu
  • Mombasa
  • Turkana                            
  • Kirinyaga                
  • Uasin Gishu
     
  • Nyeri
  • Tana River
  • Nakuru
  • Kiambu