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Mitigating water scarcity with evolved technology

A chance meeting of three young ladies at a training program birthed the concept of Majik Water. Among shortlisted attendees for the Global Solutions Program by Singularity University in Silicon...

25 Apr 2018

Acacia Innovations wins at the Start Up Energy Transition Award 2018

Last week Acacia Innovations emerged winners at the Start Up Energy (SET) Award in a ceremony held in Berlin, Germany walking away with 10,000 Euros. The award seeks to recognize...

25 Apr 2018

Lending to rural households for renewable energy access 

Rafode have been creating value by delivering high quality solar systems since 2013. They offer Global Lighting certified equipment exclusively via short term credit lines, typically 24-36 weekly instalments. The...

21 Mar 2018

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