March 27 will mark the official launch of the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), a new business hub designed to support local clean energy and climate technology ventures and create green jobs in the region.
The Kenya Climate Innovation Center identifies and supports groundbreaking technologies and innovative business models that can turn climate challenges into opportunities for sustainable growth. It is the first of its kind in the world and in December, a little over a year after its launch, it was time to take stock of its main successes, challenges and lessons learned.
infoDev’s latest Annual Report highlights all the projects and activities implemented to support the high-growth oriented entrepreneur and the innovative enterprise. These are the ones who can scale up, create jobs, and positively impact their communities. Thanks to generous donor contributions and effective collaboration with the World Bank Group, over the past two years, infoDev has seen a tremendous expansion in operations, into more than 100 countries.
In developing countries, water purification can be costly and energy-intensive. Due to the lack of proper public infrastructure, purifying water requires significant investments in the construction of private wells and pumps that can filter underground water from bacteria and sediments. While access to clean water is a luxury that only a small part of the population can afford, many are forced to boil the water they use.
The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC)—a hub designed to help clean technology ventures transform the region to a low-carbon economy and create green jobs—launched yesterday in Freeport, Trinidad & Tobago.
Supported by the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC), Kenya Biologics is introducing innovative natural solutions for pest control. From a human-safe virus to pheromone traps, this is how the company is revolutionizing the agricultural sector in Kenya.
Coca Tech, one of the 70 firms supported by the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC), is revolutionizing the local energy market by introducing a portable solar battery. Coca Tech founder Collins Kayo explains how this innovative product was developed and made affordable for many Kenyans.
This week in Nairobi 30 local climate entrepreneurs supported by the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) showcased their innovative ideas at the Clean Technology Entrepreneurship Workshop. In the presence of donor representatives, officials of the Kenyan Ministry of Environment, and financiers, the entrepreneurs received praise, interest, and even orders for their pioneering green products and services. Two of them, Alex Otrato and Boniface Miano from Garbchar, sat down with us to explain how this week’s workshop and the KCIC support have contributed to their success.
On December 4, infoDev announced the establishment of a new Climate Innovation Center in the Caribbean to support the development of locally appropriate solutions to climate change. The new business hub for climate technology will start its activity with a Proof of Concept (PoC) grant competition designed to encourage individuals and enterprises to develop their innovative ideas and sustainable business models.