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Producing paper from hyacinth

Water hyacinth despite being a menace has over the past few years proven to be a useful resource. Hyancinth has been used to make furniture, baskets, produce energy in the...

26 Apr 2017

Providing improved clean cook stoves for women in Kenya

Women all over Africa, especially in the rural and peri-urban areas still rely heavily on charcoal energy. This has necessitated the need to have cook stoves that produce less smoke...

26 Apr 2017

Growing herbs for the Dubai Market

Peter Chege, the founder and CEO of Hydroponics Africa is one proud entrepreneur. Having recently sealed an order to supply 2 tonnes of herbs to a client in Dubai every month....

12 Apr 2017

Mutunguru hydropower project set to benefit Meru County

The Mutunguru Hydropower Project began as a community initiative in 2004. In 2009, the project received support from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) who donated a 26 kilowatt...

12 Apr 2017

Have we prioritized Climate change yet?

A quick scan through the budget statement 2017-2018, one thing stands out for me, as a policy analyst with special interest in the climate change agenda, climate change was missing...

12 Apr 2017

Kenya Climate Ventures:  providing investment opportunities for early start up businesses

In the last decade, Kenya has witnessed a strong culture of innovation building in Kenya. A number of start ups have been successfully incubated but require upscaling. Commercialization of climate-tech...

29 Mar 2017

There is space for women in the energy sector

There is an old saying “when you empower a woman you empower the society”. Gender equality has been a global conversation that has been part of the development agenda and...

29 Mar 2017

Implications of the plastic bags ban in Kenya

The use of plastics dates back to the 1950s with the first plastic used for wrapping sandwiches introduced, followed by department stores in the 70s and supermarket chains in the...

29 Mar 2017

The Fourth Devolution Conference: Energy and agriculture

The fourth annual devolution conference, which was the last one before the first general elections after the full operationalization of devolution, was held from 6th to 9th March 2017 at...

15 Mar 2017