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Its time to invest north

Early this year KCIC in partnership with United States Agency International Development (USAID) and other partners organized the first ever Northern Kenya Impact investment conference. The event was focused on the current state of investment in Northern Kenya, the potential and challenges of investing in the region. According to the World Bank, three-quarters of the

Reverting to wood construction as a sustainable method

The most environmentally friendly building material is wood. Wood has several advantages as a raw building material, emits far less carbon dioxide than alternative building materials, and the sustainability movement and green building initiatives have been incorporated into several model building codes and national standards. Treated wood resists termite attack and microbial degradation, prolonging its

How fish farming in Lake Turkana is boosting development in the region

The way of life of the people of Lake Turkana has mainly been nomadism. Over the decades, communities have had restricted movement due to established boundaries and faced challenges in their pastoralism from severe climatic changes. This forced pastoralists further into hostile terrain along with the expansion of settlements, forcing the populace to diversify their

Benefits of tree planting in arid places

Many arid places in Kenya are experiencing drought, extreme weather conditions and natural catastrophes due to scarcity of vegetation cover. This has been occasioned by the little or no rainfall experienced in these areas. One of the ways of improving these areas could be through tree planting. Trees help improve air circulation, prevent global warming,

Africa Sustainability Matters (ASM) Magazine: Call for articles submission

Are you a prolific writer who is passionate and concerned about climate change and sustainability? Here is an opportunity for your sentiments to be featured in the upcoming issue of ASM magazine, as the magazine is soliciting individuals to submit articles for publishing. Individuals and institutions interested in sharing ideas leading to solutions that will

Tech at its best during the Cleantech competition awards ceremony

The Cleantech Innovation competition awards ceremony took place at a colorful event in Strathmore university. Sustainability was one of the key features in the evaluation criteria that participants of the competition were required to demonstrate. The need to hasten the potential of the youth and their charge toward mitigating climate change and its impact came

A push for agriculture policies review to boost agribusiness

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Kenya, agriculture remains vital to Kenya’s economy, accounting for 26% of GDP and another 27% of GDP indirectly through links with other industries. Moreover, 40% of the population works in the industry, while more than 70% of Kenyans live in rural areas.

The Climathon Challenge: A Challenge for Timber Construction Enthusiasts

  Over the years, there have been many misconceptions concerning timber construction in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Timber is considered fragile and susceptible to natural risks such as flooding, termite infestation, and wildfires. Wood construction is also perceived to be insecure as it would be easy for criminals to break inside a wooden house. Timber has

First Ever Northern Kenya Impact Investment Conference

The first ever Northern Kenya Impact investment conference took place at Safari park hotel with the aim of attracting investors in the region. The event was organised by the U.S Government’s Global Hunger & Food Security Initiative and Impact for Northern Kenya Fund. Other partners included United States Agency International Development (USAID), Kenya Climate Innovation

Have you applied for The CleanTech Innovation Competition?

As the cleantech competition application deadline approaches, more applications are expected on the final day,April 26, at 5:00 P.M. The goal of the competition is to reward university students who submit innovative clean technology ideas that can solve our local environmental challenges. The competition, organized by the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC), the Swiss Embassy,