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Israel: Hero of Water Management

Nov 21, 2019

Israel: Hero of Water Management

Israel is a Middle Eastern country located on the Eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea that borders Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. The northern and coastal regions of Israel experience a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot and dry summers and winters with decreasing levels of rainfall. The southern and eastern areas of Israel are characterized by an arid climate throughout the year. Israel’s less-than-favourable climate has led to it being considered as one of the most water-scarce countries in the world.

Alternatives in Water Management Key to Sustainability

Nov 18, 2019

Alternatives in Water Management Key to Sustainability

Developing countries are in episodes of rapid urbanization driven by surging populations  and industrialization. The existence of such interdependence is solely reliant on the exploitation of  natural resources among them water. Kenya relies on catchments that constitute 75% of the country’s surface water resources. Coincidentally, water towers  in Kenya are in a degradation down turn. Adding to the woes, Kenya water sector is characteristic of frequent rationing, fragile technical standards for national implementation and inadequate monitoring among many others.

Exposure to the Noxious Asbestos Needs to be Alleviated with a lot of Care

Nov 08, 2019

Exposure to the Noxious Asbestos Needs to be Alleviated with a lot of Care

The construction industry especially in Africa has witnessed sporadic evolution, from grass thatched huts of the twentieth century to the modern spectacular mirrored skyscrapers. Part of the progress was marked by a reign of fibrous materials that had a perfect combination of preference attributes. Known as asbestos. They stood out as fire resistant materials that were durable and with astounding stability to chemicals, heat, steam and rust. They become an ideal building material gaining prominence in the 80’s and 70’s.

Trees are Talking to Each Other

Oct 02, 2019

Trees are Talking to Each Other

Do trees talk to each other? Do they develop friendship? Do they take care of their young ones? In short, do trees communicate with each other? Well, prepare for a surprise - Yes they do! Findings of a renown German forester, Peter Wohlleben, have revealed that trees have feelings and are capable of forming strong bonds with each other. They also take care of each over a period of many years. Peter has shaken the forestry world with his ideas in his bestselling book: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate.

Permaculture Training is Key to Sustainable Development

Sep 30, 2019

Permaculture Training is Key to Sustainable Development

The adoption of permaculture is vital in the actualization of Sustainable Cities and Communities, part of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whose deadline is 2030. The world needs to start deviating from the conventional ways of life and start adopting the practice of permaculture. People living in rural areas and marginalized communities hold the key, with vast underutilized land being their major resource.

Linking Local Aspirations to Global Frameworks for Sustainable Development

Sep 05, 2019

Linking Local Aspirations to Global Frameworks for Sustainable Development

Kenya is a global player in various international frameworks associated with the pressing national concerns such as the climate change and sustainable development. The government has its long-term development blueprint, the Vision 2030 which charts the country’s social, political and economic pathways to sustainable development.

Doctor’s Perspective: Importance of Trees on Human Health

Sep 05, 2019

Doctor’s Perspective: Importance of Trees on Human Health

The importance of trees on our health may sound a bit overrated but the brutal truth is that we can never survive without trees. Besides being a source of fruits which we eat every day as a source of vitamin C, trees have a great positive impact on the climate. They provide oxygen to the environment hence enhancing the quality of air. This is in addition to other benefits such as soil and water conversation, as well as climate amelioration.

Is your Business Investor Ready?

Aug 14, 2019

Is your Business Investor Ready?

Nearly every business is looking for financing. There is always a need to expand the production capacity in various aspects. A huge disconnect however exists between the enterprises and the financial institutions. Businesses are looking for financing but investors indicate they are not finding appropriate businesses to put their money into. This then begs the question:  what has caused this disconnect and how can the gap between the demand and supply sides of investment be bridged?

Private Equity and Mezzanine Financing: Is it the answer to Kenya’s SME financing challenge?

Aug 08, 2019

Private Equity and Mezzanine Financing: Is it the answer to Kenya’s SME financing challenge?

The lack of access to finance is one of the most prevalent challenges entrepreneurs and business owners face. Due to the interest rate regulation, Kenyan banks are now much more selective, preferring to focus their efforts and credit on larger corporates which have good borrowing standing and the advantage to offer collaterals.

The Link; Climate Change and Wildfires

Aug 08, 2019

The Link; Climate Change and Wildfires

Fire was one of the first anthropogenic tool used by man and has been in existence for about 400 million years. Ever since, it has been an important factor contributing to the Earth’s climate and changes in the biomes. The question on whether fire has ecological benefits as a natural factor remains unsettled thus shaping the current global perception of epidemic wildfires of suppression.