African Pro-poor Tourism Development Centre (APTDC) is a duly registered charitable organization under Certificate Number OP.218/051/2003/0369/3010 pursuant to and in accordance with section 10 of the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act of Kenya.
The organization contributes to community social economic development responding to needs in Health, Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Rural Development, Pro-poor Tourism and Women Empowerment. It also seeks to promote the utilization of tourism as a strategic tool to alleviate poverty through pro poor tourism development interventions.
Our core mandate is to ensure community Health is Improved, Environmental Ecosystems are protected and conserved to promote human life, women are included in our Social and Economic Development, utilization of tourism as a tool in responding to poverty and social
Tourism is the world largest growing industry with no signs of slowing down in the twenty- first century. The industry is helping the developing nations to earn the badly needed foreign exchange of which Kenya is not an exception. The job creation in the Travel and Tourism is growing one-and-half times faster than any other sector. The travel and tourism industry is labour intensive and it employs about 200 million people worldwide. In Kenya it employs about 500,000 people both directly and indirectly, it's also estimated that about 850,000 dependants relay on these employee for their livelihood.