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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

Businesses in East Africa set to benefit from new programme

Small Market Enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya and Tanzania are set to benefit from the recently started programme by Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) and Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN)...

21 Feb 2020

Thika company converts waste plastic into synthetic oil

Deep in the heart of Thika Town, a constituency that has been christened by many as the Birmingham of the region, lies Alternative Energy Systems Limited (AESL), a company that...

3 Feb 2020

Board and Staff strategise on KCIC 3.0

The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) members of the board have this month held an a joint strategy retreat aimed to develop an implementation framework for the recently launched KCIC...

23 Jan 2020

Kenya, Africa and the World- It’s a Treble for Leafy Ke

Kenya emerged shoulders high at the just concluded ClimateLaunchpad (CLP) competition in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Leafe Ke, a renewable energy startup, claimed the first position in the 6th edition...

21 Nov 2019

Kenya Hosts Danish Delegation

Kenya has today received a senior delegation from the Royal Kingdom of Denmark in a visit that happened this morning at Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC)...

21 Nov 2019