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Converting cactus into renewable energy 

In the 1940s, colonial administrators brought a decorative cactus to Kenya. While the opuntia ficus was appreciated for its juicy fruits and ability to act as a barrier, in the...

23 Oct 2018

Top 3 winners of the ClimateLaunchpad national finals to represent Kenya in Scotland

Last week, the top three winners of the ClimateLaunchpad National Finals were awarded at a cocktail event organized by the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC). The 2ndrunner up was Aqua Ethanol,...

1 Oct 2018

Coco pith: the magical waste product

Coconuts are quite the magical plant. Its oil can be used for a variety of cooking and beauty purposes, its water is extra hydrating, and, it turns out, its pith can...

19 Sep 2018

Renewable Energy Policy Dialogue: Shaping the green growth agenda in Kenya

Lack of Electricity Access in Africa 

One of the foremost challenges holding back African development is a lack of access to electricity. While the African Union 2063 Agenda stresses that...

19 Sep 2018

Combining wind with solar energy to expand access to electricity in Kenya

Kenya leads the East Africa region regarding access to electricity. Still, at a rate of just 56% electrification, the country still has a way to go in ensuring that everyone...

19 Sep 2018

VAT ACT 2013: the big wakeup call

True to our Kenyan Spirit we are now on a new wave after we had a new darling in “Sany” the demolishing king. A few weeks ago, our focus and...

5 Sep 2018

KCIC launches the Association of Sustainability Practitioners in Kenya (ASPK)

The Association of Sustainability Practitioners in Kenya (ASPK) was officially launched last week at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi. The event which was attended by over 150 business executives...

5 Sep 2018

Value addition of fruits and vegetables

Caroline Mbogo is one of the Climate LaunchPad 2018 finalists. When describing her company during the boot camp training, she had her product in hand; solar-dried fruits that convert what...

5 Sep 2018

Hundreds of eager teens attend the Inspire Leadership event

Given that youth are vital resource to ensuring a more sustainable future and fulfilling the SDGs, KCIC believes it is important to begin now- while they are still teenagers- to...

22 Aug 2018

Coping with climate change in Kenya

Climate change is perhaps the most considerable environmental challenge of our time globally. It affects ecosystems, water and food resources and health among others. The adverse effects on the Kenyan...

22 Aug 2018