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Innovative system that monitors water levels

One of the many challenges we experience as human beings is impending water shortages. The situation in Cape Town, South Africa is a reflection of how climate change is affecting the...

21 Mar 2018

Market gap spurs business niche in energy

After a year of research and being trained on solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies at the Strathmore Energy Research Centre, Kevin and Evan set out to establish a 100% local company...

21 Mar 2018

Sankalp Africa Summit 2018: innovation in one space

The 5th Sankalp Africa Summit was held on the 1st -2nd of March at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS). The event brought together entrepreneurs, investors, intermediaries and individuals...

7 Mar 2018

Converting cooking oil into renewable energy

Did you know that it is possible to recycle cooking oil to produce bio diesel? Well it is, and one young brilliant Kenyan entrepreneur is doing it. Waste oil has...

7 Mar 2018

Simgas changing lives with renewable energy

Johnson Muraguri a retired CMC engineer left work two years ago to pursue farming full time. Before his retirement, he spent a substantial amount of time on the internet feeding...

7 Mar 2018

KCIC set to launch the 3rd phase of the mentorship programme

The first and second phase of the Business Mentorship Programme kicked off in 2016 and 2017 respectively with the overall goal of sustainably improving and supporting companies under the Accelerator...

21 Feb 2018

Transforming rural regions with clean energy

Chaff Energy is a social enterprise that is transforming agricultural waste that has little to non-commercial value, into high value fuel by using micro gasifier cook stoves. Established in 2015,...

21 Feb 2018

Knowledge café provides insights on standards and intellectual property to entrepreneurs

The Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) held a Knowledge Café earlier this week on intellectual property, standards and the Early Stage Finance Mechanism for its clients.  The learning forum was...

21 Feb 2018

Partnership to promote clean technologies and innovations

The Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS) and the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on exploring opportunities for building resilience and enhancing low carbon development...

13 Feb 2018

Producing nutritious animal feeds from black solder fly larvae

Working with a database of over 300 farmers, Eric Mbugua the director of BSFL organics established the business in 2016. When he started, he would outsource processing which was costly....

7 Feb 2018