Ecotourism Kenya

Ecotourism Kenya

Member Since

2005
Category

Industry Association
Phone

+254 20 2724403
Address

10146
Nairobi, 100
Kenya
Regions of Operations

Africa

Ecotourism Kenya

  • About Us

    Ecotourism Kenya is a civil society organization that was founded in 1996 to promote ecotourism and sustainable tourism practices in Kenya. Founded with enormous industry support, the society was charged with the responsibility of providing the required support for the development of ecotourism and sustainable tourism in the country.

     

    Today, the society continues to pursue the vision of making Kenya's tourism sustainable, in terms of concern for the environment and the welfare of local populations. As a membership organization, Ecotourism Kenya brings together individuals, community based organizations (CBOs) and corporate organizations in a forum where they can discuss the concept of ecotourism and use this knowledge to improve practices in their respective fields.

    Sustainability Practices

    Ecotourism Kenya has five programme areas:

    1. Community Outreach: offering community mobilization, advisory, training and promotion services to community based, owned and/or managed tourism enterprises. The aim is to integrate communities and community-based tourism into mainstream tourism in Kenya.

     

    2. Awareness Creation & Information Sharing: promoting sustainable tourism using publications, workshops & conferences, the website and the resource centre, view reports.

     

    3. Research & Consultancy: With a focus on sustainable tourism, tourism best practices, tourism planning & management and evaluation of tourism-related plans, projects and EIAs.

     

    4. Standards & Best Practices: Promoted through the eco-certification program (Eco-rating Certification), Eco-Warrior Awards, Members’ Charter, Codes of Conduct, publications and trainings.

     

    5. Leadership and Mentorship Program: Provides its members with an opportunity to gain experience, nurture their skills and get enlightened about the fundamentals and practices of ecotourism. The program blends the academic and professional, theoretical and practical aspects, while addressing the interests of participants Contact us for more information

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