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Sustainability lessons from my visit to Fujitsu Kawasaki offices

Mar 11, 2019

Sustainability lessons from my visit to Fujitsu Kawasaki offices

By: Edward Mungai, CEO of Kenya Climate Innovation Center

 

Last week I was in Tokyo, Japan to participate in the Tokyo Marathon 2019 as well as meet with possible partners for my work in impact for Africa. I was really interested in visiting Japanese companies to glimpse just how exactly they are implementing and benefitting from sustainable development practices.

Recognizing female entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day

Mar 08, 2019

Recognizing female entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day

Women across the globe face obstacles to becoming entrepreneurs. Traditional views about gender norms, lower levels of education, shouldering the burden of domestic duties, a lack of female role models, and outright discrimination are only some of the barriers that women encounter on the path to starting a business. Such issues are only further exacerbated in the clean tech space, which is dominated by men.

However, many Kenyan women are defying the odds- and KCIC is proud to incubate some inspirational female entrepreneurs. Here are the stories of 3 of them:

Entrepreneurship lessons from Kings Biofuels

Feb 18, 2019

Entrepreneurship lessons from Kings Biofuels

Entrepreneurs are born and not made. Those are the words of Festus the proprietor of kings Biofuel one of the most successful clients KCIC has had over the years. For him the business did not begin from the urge to make more money as from his own assessment the money he was making in civil service was enough to sustain him and his family. The desire to start a business and create something was burning in him.

Strengthening green enterprises in Kenya

Jan 18, 2019

Strengthening green enterprises in Kenya

Kenya’s potential for climate entrepreneurship is high, and the country’s dynamic high-growth entrepreneurs are helping lead the country toward its green growth goals. By scaling innovative business solutions to local climate challenges, their contribution is not only limited to Kenya but spans beyond the national boundaries to other areas in the region.

Talking environmental sustainability in the travel industry with Adventurous Kate (Part I)

Nov 27, 2018

Talking environmental sustainability in the travel industry with Adventurous Kate (Part I)

In 2010, Kate McCulley quit her job to embark on a 6-month backpacking trip to Southeast Asia. At the same time, she launched her blog Adventurous Kate in order to document her travels. That trip turned into a full-time career as a travel blogger, with Kate having now visited 74 countries and all 7 continents.

Cleaner-Burning Fuels at Kenyan Schools Feed Students and Protect Forests

Nov 13, 2018

Cleaner-Burning Fuels at Kenyan Schools Feed Students and Protect Forests

Boniface Mutua, the head cook at Jamhuri High School in Kenya, reports for duty at 5AM every weekday. He often works until 8PM, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening tea to staff and more than 1,000 students. But it isn’t the long hours or the hard work that bother him—it’s the smoke.

My internship experience at KCIC

Nov 12, 2018

My internship experience at KCIC

I am Marvin Tiemessen, 23 years old, and in the past three months I have been an intern at KenyaClimate Innovation Centre (KCIC). I am from the Netherlands and flew all the way over to Kenya for a wonderful experience here. This internship was part of my graduate program in Sustainable Energy Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).