The Kenya Climate Innovation Center board has bid farewell to Ms. Sandra Sichlau, who has been serving as a board member since 2020. Ms. Sandra has been serving as the First Secretary in the Climate and Resilience Team at the Royal Danish Embassy in Nairobi and will be returning to Copenhagen for another assignment.
She has been instrumental in the implementation of KCIC’s AgriBiz programme, as well as the conceptualization and implementation of the GreenBiz program. Her strong project management skills, governance, and donor relations expertise has been critical in navigating various initiatives of the organization.
Speaking on Friday, June 9, 2023, during a farewell luncheon in her honor, KCIC board members were full of praise, lauding her commitment and dedication to the KCIC course, and thanking DANIDA for their steady partnership through the years.
“Your desire to be sincere, to be honest and to seek accountability was refreshing. You brought new energy to the board, and because of you, we never fell victim to the evil of unanimous thinking,” said Mr. Job Kihumba.
“I’ve admired your boldness. Boards are supposed to be bold to make an impact, and you’ve been an embodiment of that,” said Ms. Lydia Kiburu.
“I wish you the very best in your next tour of duty, and just hope that we shall keep in touch and continue sharing experiences,” opined Mr. Steve Kamau.
“Our gathering here is a recognition of your good work. Thank you for your contribution,” asserted Dr. Arthur Onyuka.
“You meant well for KCIC. You brought in good energy and innovation to the organization. Don’t cease your relationship and support to KCIC even as you proceed elsewhere,” remarked Dr. Ann Kingiri.
“Thank you for your service to KCIC so far. You have kept us on toes and on a growth trajectory, and we are grateful for how you’ve battled for us. Let’s keep in touch into the future,” concluded Mr. Joseph Murabula, KCIC CEO.
With the farewell luncheon coming shortly after the launch of the Kiambu Business Incubation Hub, Ms. Sandra reflected on her tour of duty in Kenya, and why she believes the best is yet to come for KCIC.
“It’s been a productive and amazing four years. I remember we kickstarted the AgriBiz programme right when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Despite this huge challenge, we’ve witnessed tremendous success over the years. I can’t think of a more relevant programme than this one, and while we celebrate the 8 hubs we’ve established across the country, 8 is a good number yes, but why not 47?” she quipped.