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Implications of the plastic bags ban in Kenya

The use of plastics dates back to the 1950s with the first plastic used for wrapping sandwiches introduced, followed by department stores in the 70s and supermarket chains in the...

29 Mar 2017

The Fourth Devolution Conference: Energy and agriculture

The fourth annual devolution conference, which was the last one before the first general elections after the full operationalization of devolution, was held from 6th to 9th March 2017 at...

15 Mar 2017

KCIC participates at the Nairobi Innovation Week

The advent of technology has supported the rapid growth of innovations since the 19th century. Various sectors have experienced the innovation wave in one way or the other. In Kenya,...

15 Mar 2017

Transforming lives through improved cook stoves

Chaff energy was established three years ago as a social enterprise which seeks to tap into the underutilized fuel sources that will in the long run reduce deforestation and land...

15 Mar 2017

Using organic fertilizer to increase crop yields

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), drought in the Horn of Africa is triggering a humanitarian crisis with food insecurity and affected livelihoods. In Kenya, as at mid...

15 Mar 2017

The Lion’s Den: CTP team walks in the entrepreneur’s shoes

Pitching for your business is an important step in getting the right people in your ecosystem. The correct pitch is likely to guarantee an entrepreuer an investor, grant or a...

1 Mar 2017

KCIC and CTP participate in the 4th Sankalp Summit 2017

The just concluded 4th Sankalp Summit 2017 brought together participants from the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) and the Climate Technology Program (CTP)  in Nairobi to share ideas on how to...

1 Mar 2017

Entrepreneurs in the seed sector converge to explore the open source seeds concept

Farmers need to have access to seeds that enable them to develop and grow a wide variety of crops. Seed diversity does not occupy a significant place within the business...

1 Mar 2017

Azuri launches new factory to increase production of dried fruits and vegetables

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), it is estimated that 1.3 billion tonnes of food which translates to 30 per cent does not make it from the farm...

1 Mar 2017

Accounting for water consumption in homes through tokens

As water rapidly continues to become a scarce commodity in most urban and rural towns, one has no choice other than to pay for the service despite the limited or...

15 Feb 2017