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PAST & CURRENT PROJECTS

PROJECT TITLE:- YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT REDUCTION IN KENYA THROUGH THE USE OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AND TOURISM AS STRATEGIC TOOLS FOR DEVELOPMENT

Executive summary

Information and communication technology (ITC) especially the Internet has portrayed African countries of which Kenya is an exception as poverty stricken and powerless. But the same channels can be used as strategic tools for development and empowerment of these developing nations.This project that seeks to use ICT as a strategic tool to reduce the rate of youth unemployment in Kenya. This project will use a sectoral approach as opposed to multi-sectoral approach since most projects in Kenya have failed due to generalization.

This project will only target the Tourism industry and if the project successeds it will be replicated to other sectors. This project will be achieve its objectives by setting up an Internet based career centre that will provide advice to job seekers and create a link between jobseekers and employers in the tourism industry. Kenya's tourism industry has over 100 training institutes that train in tourism, ironically all of them train for white collar jobs and they don't empower the youth with job hunting skills. This has created a bloated labour market. The Centre will create an internet based CV database, which will be marketed to the potential job seekers in and outside Kenya. The webpage will also provide information pertaining job hunting skills (writing cover letters, compiling CVs and attending interviews) and availing information pertaining entrepreneurial skills.

This project will use the Information Communication Technology (ICT), especially the Internet as a strategic tool to help in staff appraisal and capacity building. The project will be based in the APTDC headquarters in Nairobi-Kenya. The services of APTDC will cut across the country without any hitches because Nairobi is the capital city and most of the tourism activities are undertaken here.


PROJECT TITLE:-
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MAASAI CULTURAL CENTRE IN EXCHANGE OF SPARING OF LIONS (PHASE II)

Executive Summary

There has been a saga that involves the killing of Nairobi National Park's lions by the maasai morans (Maasai Woriors) after they attack their livestock in Kitengela Area. The park has an electric fence on three sides with the exception of the southern side than acts as a migration corridor connecting the park to the Amboseli National Park. This has captured the public's attention and has become an issue of national interest. There has been a lot of interest in the plight of Nairobi National Park lions, depredation of livestock at Kitengela area and the resulting killing of the lions by the Maasai morans. Being dependant on the livestock alone the maasai morans have killed about 27 of 40 lions in the park in the name of protecting their livestock.

In response to this APTF has already initiated a project that is aimed at providing an incentive in the form of a Maasai Cultural Village, so that the community can appreciate the wildlife heritage as a resource that they can exploit and in return live harmoniously with the wildlife. The first phase of the project has been competed with a lot of success, although so far the project has not accrued any tangible benefits for the community the commitment shown by the community to the project is something to be happy about. The second phase is aimed at producing tangible benefits to the community inform of dividends and other benefits. In brief the first phase was able to achieve the following; creating of conservation awareness through conservation education, organising the community into a group, drawing of a constitution for the group, negotiating for donation land from one of the families, selling of shares to members, registration of members, designing the architectural design of the cultural, building of a few manyattas, recruitment of scouts who offer security, training of the dancers, training of the community guides who will be guiding the tourists and provision of microfinance skills to the community members. The Phase II on the other hand is geared towards the attaining the following objectives; Construction of the remaining structures, marketing of the village, collection of biodata in Kitengela Conservancy, and construction of a bridge to link the village with Nairobi National Park.


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