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Online mentorship comes to KCIC

Mentors are a vital part of small and growing businesses in any economy. Through mentorship, entrepreneurs get the chance to learn vital business skills and increase both professional and personal...

13 Feb 2019

Nigeria CIC to visit KCIC for training

In 2012, Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) was created as a project of the World Bank’s InfoDev program. Due to the success of the initiative, more Climate Innovation Centers (CICs)...

23 Jan 2019

KCIC clients to begin acceleration program and mentorship

On 1 February 2019, KCIC will be celebrating not one but two exciting moments: 17 KCIC clients will be graduating from the incubation program into acceleration, and a new cohort...

23 Jan 2019

Converting the water hyacinth menace into animal feed

It is debated how exactly the water hyacinth plant came to Lake Victoria, but evidence suggests it arrived due to human activity in the 1980s. Given that it is not...

23 Jan 2019

Early stage fundraising: the place of the customer

Throughout all ages, humanity has always attempted to foretell or understand the future. We dream and imagine, we build predictive algorithms, we have prophets and soothsayers. We even hope for...

9 Jan 2019

LeJan Energy: making sawdust briquettes as an alternative energy source

Sawdust is a timber-industrial waste product that pollutes the environment. Generally coming from the industries of saw-milling, pulp plant and paper, and wood processing, how to dispose of it poses...

9 Jan 2019

Looking into some barriers facing green-growth enterprises in Kenya

The green entrepreneurship ecosystem in Kenya is dominated by young, educated and enthusiastic individuals with a hope for better world, stable businesses, and a desire to be their own bosses....

9 Jan 2019

BioAfriq Energy: mitigating climate change while improving students’ lives

In Kitui and Machakos, Kenya, the government imposed a ban on logging in order to protect the forests. However, as is typical in rural parts of the country, firewood is...

19 Dec 2018

Getting your “Dawa” at your convenience

Lemon fruit is a widely used product in Kenyan households. From salad dressing to cake garnishes, one of the most popular uses is in making the lemon-ginger-honey health drink, “dawa”. Lemons...

19 Dec 2018

KCIC invests in Acacia Innovations with Early Stage Financing

Throughout working with climate entrepreneurs, KCIC began to notice that there was a gap in financing options for its clients. At the beginning stages, a startup is oftentimes dependent on...

19 Dec 2018