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KCIC set to launch the 3rd phase of the mentorship programme

The first and second phase of the Business Mentorship Programme kicked off in 2016 and 2017 respectively with the overall goal of sustainably improving and supporting companies under the Accelerator...

21 Feb 2018

Transforming rural regions with clean energy

Chaff Energy is a social enterprise that is transforming agricultural waste that has little to non-commercial value, into high value fuel by using micro gasifier cook stoves. Established in 2015,...

21 Feb 2018

Knowledge café provides insights on standards and intellectual property to entrepreneurs

The Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) held a Knowledge Café earlier this week on intellectual property, standards and the Early Stage Finance Mechanism for its clients.  The learning forum was...

21 Feb 2018

Partnership to promote clean technologies and innovations

The Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS) and the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on exploring opportunities for building resilience and enhancing low carbon development...

13 Feb 2018

Producing nutritious animal feeds from black solder fly larvae

Working with a database of over 300 farmers, Eric Mbugua the director of BSFL organics established the business in 2016. When he started, he would outsource processing which was costly....

7 Feb 2018

Thermo-electric technology providing energy solutions to rural households

Thermo-electric technology is the future of Carbon emission reductions. The technology is not new as it has been around since the 1800s. But the last 20 years has seen a...

7 Feb 2018

Improving soil quality for Kenyan farmers

Soil erosion or degradation is a process that occurs naturally. The top soil wears away mainly by physical forces like wind, water and tillage. Tillage is the down slope movement...

7 Feb 2018

Processing macadamia for the export market

Women entrepreneurs have stood the test of times with myriad of challenges to drive successful businesses. One such enterprise is Exotic EPZ Limited which is owned by three iconic women...

7 Feb 2018

Water harvesting may be the long term solution for sustainable agriculture

If all the water that runs off the surface when it rains could be harvested, food and water insecurity would be completely tackled. Drought and communities going without food would...

10 Jan 2018

Agricultural technologies: Lessons from Israel

The year 2017 was a challenging one for any economic growth analyst focusing on Kenya. The national government and development partners such as the World Bank and the IMF had...

10 Jan 2018