The applicant should be registered under the laws of Kenya.
○ Limited Liability company
○ Sole Proprietorship but willing to register the business as limited company within the first 3 months once a business is selected
Location: The business must be located and legally registered in Kenya.
Scope: The company should be within the below mentioned thematic areas:
○ Water management.
○ Renewable energy and energy efficiency.
○ Waste Management
○ Commercial forestry
Businesses focusing in any of the following areas will be considered but are not limited to;
· Promoting heat and drought resistant crops
· Sustainable climate-resilient farming methods
· Energy efficient agricultural machinery and carbon neutral system
· Efficient irrigation (water saving) mechanisms/Technologies.
· Climate friendly inputs/alternatives for example pesticides, fertilizers, and other field operations.
· Post-harvest management technologies to prevent post-harvest losses in handling, storing and transportation
· Set up/use of early warning communications system for agricultural purposes (e.g., communications/IT solutions for monitoring crops, precipitation, temperature etc. to avoid crop loss through climate-related stress or disaster)
KCIC is focusing on businesses that are developing sustainable and innovative water management interventions associated with, but are not limited to:
· Solar filtration
· Promoting water conservation in areas subject to increased water stress due to climate change
· Innovative technologies in rainwater harvesting and storage
· Efficient irrigation technologies
· Biotechnology for water treatment.
· Smart Water Metering
· Climate resilient supply and distribution of clean water and storage to ensure access where water resource is limited due to climate change
· Treatment of water resources with the introduction of recycled water
· Wastewater management systems, or systems designed to protect the quality and quantity of existing water resources in the face of climate change
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency:
KCIC is looking to support innovative businesses that innovatively offers climate change mitigation or adaptation solutions through any or all of the following, but are not limited to:
● Off-grid technologies – solar PV, biogas, biomass and wind
● Micro-hydro – domestic and rural mini-grid use
● Bio-energy – bio-gasification, bio-diesel, biomass power and heating
● Energy Efficient Technologies; Cook stoves, Solar Lanterns, Energy metering and Energy Storage technologies.
● E-mobility services running on renewable energy
KCIC is interested to incubate innovative businesses falling within any of the following areas, but are not limited to:
● Efficient waste aggregation and recycling
● Reduction of waste toxicity
● Upcycling waste materials
● Recycling waste materials
● Conversion of waste to energy
● Economic ways of composting waste
● Reduction of waste generation
KCIC is looking to incubate innovative businesses across all commercial forestry value chains demonstrating sustainable practices to build resilient forests leading to increased forest cove. This will focus on but not limited to:
● Planting Trees for commercial purposes on at least 3 acres of land
● Use of technologies to grow and monitor forest coverage that reduce deforestation and degradation
● Innovative best practices in agroforestry that enhance agricultural landscape resiliency, facilitate species movement to more favourable conditions, sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
● Commercial tree nurseries and seeds production facilities
● Efficient production, processing and use of wood raw materials
Mainstreaming of climate change considerations in businesses and services within the five areas/sectors:
The key purpose of the GreenBiz programme is to support businesses who provide climate-smart solution through their products and services within the five sectors. However, businesses might also be considered as climate-smart businesses based on the mainstreaming principles below:
· On mitigation: Businesses – within the five areas/sectors – that contribute to a mitigating effect on climate change by greening their practices and reducing GHG emission from their production/operation or include climate change concepts in their strategies or guide their investments.
· On adaptation: Businesses – within the five areas/sectors – that contribute to climate change adaptation, e.g., by diversifying income opportunities for communities that cannot continue their traditional way of life as a result of climate change but also by supporting the development, distribution or adoption of new technologies to better deal with climate change.