Kenya is characterized by diverse challenges that underscore our need to stimulate climate innovation and growth of clean technology industries:

  • More than 35% of Kenyan households have no access to electricity. The current electricity demand is 1,600 MW and is projected to grow to 2,600-3600 MW by 2020.
  • Traditional biomass-based fuels are the primary source of energy for cooking with wood fuel accounting for 69% of total consumption.
  • More than 40% urban and 60% rural population has no access to clean water.
  • Over 80% of the population has no sewerage connections or proper solid waste disposal mechanisms.
  • Agriculture accounts for 75% formal employment and over 25% Gross Domestic Product despite being constrained by the drastic climate change.
  • Forest cover in Kenya is at 7% against the recommended global minimum of 10%.