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How to achieve sustainable cities and communities

Urbanization is one of the mega trends shaping the world in this century. According to World Bank, 12 million Kenyans live in urban areas, but by 2050 about half of...

30 Aug 2017

The Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (GESIP)

On the 27th July 2017, the Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources launched the Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (GESIP) 2016 – 2030. GESIP is a...

23 Aug 2017

Converting food waste into biogas energy

Biogas has over the last couple of years gained popularity in many households especially those with cows and need to supplement their energy needs. The only challenge is that not...

23 Aug 2017

Plastic bags and the circular economy in Kenya

It was my first time in Europe and I landed there at the tail end of winter. It was cold outside and coming from East Africa, the cold felt worse....

23 Aug 2017

Access to Energy; Why does it matter?

Kenya is experiencing a major crisis in the electricity sector following a prolonged dry spell in the last ten months. This has led to a reduction in hydropower production by...

21 Aug 2017

Gender Equality and business

Women comprise of more than half of Africa’s population and their contribution to the economy is extensive. However, they form 30-70 percent of people living below $2 in the continent....

14 Aug 2017

Study tour to Gorge Park Energy Farm and Solinc East Africa

As energy demand on the farms continue to rise with the setting in of modern farming techniques, the conventional power sources are continually becoming inadequate and costly. There is, therefore,...

11 Aug 2017

Investing in green businesses is viable

Kenya’s economy is the largest in East Africa. With the growth comes depletion of natural resources at a rate not fast enough to regenerate more. The Kenya National Climate Change...

11 Aug 2017

Ukulima Tech sets up farming systems in South Sudan

In South Sudan, a quiet town called Cueibet exists. A town that is more of a rural community which is subjected to food insecurity issues, poverty and infertile lands. The...

11 Aug 2017

Sugarcane bagasse as an alternative renewable energy solution

Every year, thousands of tonnes of sugarcane waste remain underutilized after cane has been crushed. It is heaped or burned just like most agricultural waste. Previously, there have been numerous...

26 Jul 2017