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Kabete Vegrow: Farming, a solution to youth unemployment 

The percentage of unemployed youth has been growing exponentially in the past decade with an explosion in this Corona period. James Irungu, propelled by joblessness, ventured into farming by sheer...

5 Aug 2020

How Poseidon Pump Systems is harnessing energy from moving traffic

Kenya and other developing countries are experiencing exponential growth in their populations leading to an ever-growing demand for domestic and industrial use as well as increased waste water. The existing...

23 Jul 2020

Young, female and an agriculturalist

There are few young people you meet and they inspire you so much. One such person is Carolyne Mukuhi Mwangi. You do not have to take my word on it,...

23 Jul 2020

What new taxation means for renewable energy in Kenya

Kenya’s renewable energy landscape has witnessed increased transformation over the years, largely driven by favorable government policy that is shifting towards the provision of affordable, reliable and sustainable energy. 

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9 Jul 2020

To remain resilient, cities must lead energy transition

Life in cities comes with distinct appeal, which includes increased levels of connectivity needed for economic growth; better opportunities in education, employment and personal development; as well as access to...

25 Jun 2020

Cooling Africa with solar, a startup’s perspective

Let us take the conversation away from the pandemic for a minute and talk about solar. Recently, agribusiness entrepreneurs and mini-grid developers are considering pivoting their investments into the paradox...

14 May 2020

Why the world never forgot Earth Day despite COVID-19

Despite the global disruption caused by the novel corona virus, the world yesterday took time to commemorate Earth Day. For the first in the history of this important...

23 Apr 2020

What AgriBIz promises Kenyan youth and women

Despite the struggles by many Kenyans to succeed in agribusiness, they are still being saddled by unstable weather patterns; high costs of farm inputs and transportation; unscrupulous middlemen; post-harvest losses;...

23 Apr 2020

Spurring rural economies through renewable energy sources

When Anthony Mayodi cofounded Rafode as a microfinance institution in 2007, the main focus was in supporting SMEs access affordable loans.

He would have considered it a figment...

8 Apr 2020

KCV finances yet another company

Kenya Climate Ventures (KCV) has this afternoon signed off yet another financing agreement with Ofgen, a company specializing in turnkey construction of photovoltaic solar plants on a commercial...

13 Mar 2020