Call for Mentors: Provision of Mentorship under the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) GreenBiz Programme

    The KCIC is a social impact organization dedicated to supporting micro and small enterprises driven by innovation in the climate space. KCIC is implementing the GreenBiz program, which is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida). The GreenBiz program focuses on climate technologies and innovative business models in five sectors: Water, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE & EE), Agriculture, Commercial Forestry, and Waste Management. The program aims to support 300 businesses, creating over

    3,000 job opportunities, directly and indirectly contributing to the achievement of SDGs. The program seeks to increase the commercialization and scale-up of climate smart innovations, creating decent jobs, increasing access to low carbon energy sources, and enhancing community and household resilience to climate change. The GreenBiz program offers a range of services including business advisory, mentorship, access to finance and technical assistance. The GreenBiz program aims to recruit mentors (individuals) who will be a

    valuable source of guidance, support and knowledge for the GreenBiz clients. It is expected that the mentors will offer insights and technical advice based on their own experiences, which can help the GreenBiz.


    Call for Mentors: A Productive Use of Solar Energy Pilot Program in Uganda and Tanzania.

    The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) with funding from the Mott Foundation is implementing a Pilot Project titled, “Financing Solutions for Local Productive Use of Solar Energy Entrepreneurs in East Africa’s Agriculture Sector” which aims to enhance access to Productive Use of Solar Energy (PUSE) in key agricultural value-chains in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for two  years, from January 2023 to December 2024

    The program seeks to promote productive use of solar energy which is anchored on three pillars namely:

    • To maximize the economic and social benefits that access to solar energy can catalyse
    • To facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals where access to clean and renewable energy services is a key pillar.
    • To improve the economic sustainability of rural electrification projects and renewable energy markets

    The main goal of the program will be to address emerging barriers that hinder various new initiatives to stimulate productive use of solar energy and integrate it into existing and new business models in horticulture and fisheries/aquaculture. This goal will be achieved through the following objectives;

    • Promoting the productive use of solar energy solutions within rural economies; Horticulture in Tanzania and Fisheries/aquaculture in Uganda
    • Increasing awareness and uptake of off-grid solar PUSE technologies that are available in the pilot countries
    • Equitably supporting Solar energy and PUSE enterprises with increased access to financial resources for scaling productive use of solar energy solutions.

    The enterprises supported in the program will receive business and technical advisory, financing to enterprises that meet the program criteria, mentorship and networking opportunities to support them in scaling their businesses.

    KCIC is seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals who will support the delivery of the pilot program to fill the position of Program Mentors in Uganda and Tanzania.


    The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) is a social impact organiza-tion operating in the climate space, committed to supporting micro and small enterprises and driven by innovation. The KCIC provides incubation,
    capacity-building services, and financing to Kenyan entrepreneurs and new ventures that are developing innovative solutions in renewable energy and energy efficiency, water management, agribusiness, waste manage-ment, and commercial forestry in a bid to address climate change challenges.

    Kenya Climate Innovation Center is in the process of pre-qualifying suppliers for various goods, services and works for the period 1st July 2023 to 30th June 2025. Detailed pre-qualification documents can be downloaded from this page.  Alternatively, interested firms may send an email to procurement@kenyacic.org requesting for the pre-qualification document. Payment of a non-refundable fee of Kshs. 2,000.00 per document will apply. Payment can be made via Mpesa Paybill 880100, Account number 2594680245 or banker’s cheque payable to Kenya Climate Innovation Center.

    Completed pre-qualification documents accompanied by proof of payment (receipt from KCIC) should be submitted through email address procurement@kenyacic.org. Please include “Prequalification of goods, works and services 2023” (Indicate category number & item) no later than Wednesday 5th April 2023 at 5:00pm East African time.