The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA) and Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) have partnered to implement the GreenBiz Programme for the next five years, from January 2021 to December 2025. The support to KCIC under this engagement totals DKK 54,750,00, approximately Kes. 1 billion with a focus on climate technologies and related innovative business models. The programme will support 300 businesses to create over 3,000 full time job opportunities.
The expected outcome will be increased commercialisation and scale up of climate related companies, which create decent jobs, increased access to low carbon energy sources, increased community and household resilience to climate change as well as other environmental and social benefits.
Through strategic partnerships, KCIC will work to influence the creation of enabling legal and regulatory frameworks for clean tech businesses as well as the mainstreaming of the green growth and climate change agenda into the Kenyan economy.
KCIC is engaged in five sectors: water; renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE & EE); agriculture; commercial forestry and waste management. By focusing on these sectors, KCIC (and its clients) will directly and indirectly contribute to the achievement of SDG 1 (no poverty); SDG 2 (no hunger); SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), and SDG 13 (climate action). Others are SDG 15 (life on land); SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).
The Kenya Climate Innovation Center, which is the implementing partner, is placing a call for applications to our GreenBiz Incubator and Accelerator programme to support climate smart businesses under the programme. The GreenBiz Programme will address key challenges that hinder climate technologies and related innovative business models from tapping into the immense potential in the cleantech sector.
The applications can be submitted online through the KCIC website. The calls for applications will run from 19th January 2023 to 18th March 2023. Thereafter, evaluation of the applications will be done and responses to the applicants will be communicated by KCIC by 31st March 2023. KCIC will offer successful applicants a letter of agreement for review and thereafter signing. This call for applications aims to onboard One hundred (100) climate technologies that cover renewable energies and energy efficiency, water, agribusiness, commercial forestry and waste management.
Post-on-boarding to the program, a needs assessment exercise will be conducted to ascertain the specific needs of the successful applicants. Based on these needs, successful applicants will receive technical and financial support based on assessment done to support their growth