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Applications open for ClimateLaunchpad green business idea competition

PRESS RELEASE: Nairobi, 13 March, 2019 – ClimateLaunchpad is now welcoming applications in Kenya for the 2019 edition of the world’s largest green business ideas competition. The programme is part...

14 Mar 2019

Solar-powered cold storage for Kenyan farmers with Solar Freeze

Growing up in a rural village in Kenya, Dysmus Kisilu witnessed the many problems facing the farmers in his community. Lacking access to electricity and proper storage facilities, small-scale farmers...

27 Feb 2019

Lifting the veil: Recognizing the important role of climate entrepreneurs in the marketplace

Have we for so long interpreted capitalism too narrowly? As we seek to answer this question, we ought to think clearly about the role and mission of an entrepreneur within...

27 Feb 2019

Rafode Limited receives Early Stage Financing from KCIC

One of the biggest hurdles that entrepreneurs face is accessing capital in the market. As most commercial investors see SMEs as being too risky to finance, it prevents the businesses...

27 Feb 2019

Simatech: Access to clean water through automated vending machines

Access to clean water is an issue that affects millions of people in Kenya. According to water.org, 19 million Kenyans are unable to obtain safe water. Furthermore, the organization...

13 Feb 2019

Creating sustainable communities through permaculture

When Joseph Lentunyoi went to Australia to study organic agriculture and permaculture, he encountered a way interacting with the environment that was much different from his Maasai traditions. Whereas his...

13 Feb 2019

Online mentorship comes to KCIC

Mentors are a vital part of small and growing businesses in any economy. Through mentorship, entrepreneurs get the chance to learn vital business skills and increase both professional and personal...

13 Feb 2019

Nigeria CIC to visit KCIC for training

In 2012, Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) was created as a project of the World Bank’s InfoDev program. Due to the success of the initiative, more Climate Innovation Centers (CICs)...

23 Jan 2019

KCIC clients to begin acceleration program and mentorship

On 1 February 2019, KCIC will be celebrating not one but two exciting moments: 17 KCIC clients will be graduating from the incubation program into acceleration, and a new cohort...

23 Jan 2019

Converting the water hyacinth menace into animal feed

It is debated how exactly the water hyacinth plant came to Lake Victoria, but evidence suggests it arrived due to human activity in the 1980s. Given that it is not...

23 Jan 2019