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SMEs Have the Potential to Motivate Employees to Boost Productivity

Sep 17, 2020

SMEs Have the Potential to Motivate Employees to Boost Productivity

Employees are the most valuable asset in any business and therefore their satisfaction and motivation are important to the growth and success of a business. It is also an established fact that employee productivity is highly dependent on how motivated they are.  However, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) may not enjoy the vast resources to enable them to diversify ways of motivating their employees at the level of corporates.

Asset or Risk? Repositioning Kenya’s Youth in Agribusiness

Sep 03, 2020

Asset or Risk? Repositioning Kenya’s Youth in Agribusiness

Africa has the world’s youngest population. As the Ibrahim Forum report observed in 2019, a staggering 60% of Africa’s population was under the age of 25 years. Additionally, the Population Reference Bureau projects that by 2030, the population of young people in Africa -those below 35 years of age- will constitute 75% of the continent’s population, accounting for 42% of the global population.

The paradox of water is a reality in this century

Sep 03, 2020

The paradox of water is a reality in this century

The commemoration of World Water Week in 2020 has been met by unprecented times when the world is grappling with the Coronavirus pandemic. This however does not stop the world from addressing the challenges of a very vital resources: water. World Water Week is commemorated every year in late August. This year marks the 30th World Water Week themed “Water and Climate Change: Accelerating Action”. 

ClimateLaunchPad conducts the Kenya National Finals

Sep 03, 2020

ClimateLaunchPad conducts the Kenya National Finals

The ClimateLaunchPad (CLP) global competition has held its national finals for Kenya today. The contest brought together 13 early-stage enterprises that were sharing ideas with the potential of making successful green-businesses in future. The competition that took place online on Zoom and aired live on YouTube was the first of a kind noting that the event has never taken place online.

Agritecture: The Solution to Sustainable Cities

Aug 19, 2020

Agritecture: The Solution to Sustainable Cities

Agritecture is a name for the intersection of architecture and agriculture which is being seen most prominently in the emerging urban farming movement. According to Henry Gordon Smith; one of the early advocates of agritecture, he described it as the art, science and business of integrating agriculture into cities.  Fundamentally, agritecture seeks to define home as both shelter and food. The importance of reducing the distance from farm to plate has never been more important, here and now.

How ISO 26000 can benefit your organization

Aug 19, 2020

How ISO 26000 can benefit your organization

An In-Depth Review of ISO 26000

Organizations do not exist in a bubble. Both small and large organizations are a part of broader economic, political and societal systems. They therefore need to recognize and support the wellbeing of the communities within which they operate. The easiest way to do this is by initiating corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.

The end of fossil fuel. Is it here yet?

Aug 06, 2020

The end of fossil fuel. Is it here yet?

Has peak oil arrived and what are the impact and opportunities for cleantech?

Peak oil. It has been a topic of heated conversation for decades. The traditional definition describes it as the theorised point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which it enters into terminal decline.

Renewable energy and industrialisation: Focus on SMEs

Jul 23, 2020

Renewable energy and industrialisation: Focus on SMEs

Kenya is a renewable energy resource rich in solar, geothermal, wind, hydro and biomass with potential to harness tidal energy. Currently, 70% of Kenya’s energy is from renewable resources set up as grid connected and stand–alone power systems, placing the country in third position after Iceland (100%) and Norway (98%), among the global economies powered by green energy. This is according to Gulf, Gas and Power UK (January, 2020).

Kamida Sunflower oil improving communities

Jul 09, 2020

Kamida Sunflower oil improving communities

In 2007, Paul Ogalo had a vision for his community, in Migori County. His vision entailed improving health and sanitation conditions, which he did through Center for Regeneration and Empowerment of Africa through Africa (CREATA), an NGO initially funded by KNVB, UNICEF, and Aqua for All. With the support he received he was able to renovate football fields and offer facilitation to young aspiring footballers in Primary schools. In addition, CREATA was able to build numerous toilets in primary schools in the area and improve on water and sanitation facilities.

Re-imagining enterprises post COVID-19

Jun 04, 2020

Re-imagining enterprises post COVID-19

The novel COVID-19 has brought with it a myriad of challenges and uncertainties for enterprises across the globe. As governments grapple with what are best strategies to flatten the curve, businesses are busy trying to figure out strategies to sustain themselves for whatever comes next. The pandemic has thrown many in the deep end where if they do not learn and adapt quickly you might find their businesses overwhelmed. This begs the question, amidst all these challenges, are there any opportunities that might be arising?