The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) provides holistic, country-driven support to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate and clean energy technologies. The KCIC provides incubation, capacity building services and financing to Kenyan entrepreneurs and new ventures that are developing innovative solutions in energy, water and agribusiness to address climate change challenges. The Kenya CIC is an initiative supported by the World Bank's infoDev and is the first in a global network of CICs being launched by infoDev's Climate Technology Program (CTP). The Kenya CIC is funded by the United Kingdom's UKaid and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Kenya CIC Vision
"To be the one stop shop supporting innovative climate change solutions in Kenya"
Kenya CIC Mission
“To provide incubation, financing and awareness that empowers the private sector to deliver innovative climate change solutions”
The CIC is here to deliver a mix of economic, environmental and social results, including job creation, reduction of carbon dioxide emission, greater climate resiliency, and access to clean energy, safe drinking water, better sanitation and strengthened technology transfer and local innovation capacity.
Kenya CIC Goals
- Providing flexible financing mechanisms that support entrepreneurs and new ventures at varying levels of innovation and scale.
- Building innovation capacity through the delivery of advice, assistance and training products.
- Enabling collaboration and developing policies that support an innovation ecosystem in East Africa.
- Identifying and unlocking new opportunities through access to information and market intelligence.
- Providing access to facilities that support business development through co-working and networking space and technical development for rapid design, adaptation, proto-typing, testing and manufacturing.