The world today is faced with serious environmental challenges including, Land degradation, Pollution, Loss of Biodiversity, Deforestation,Climate Change
The goal of the Green Innovations Award is “Turning Green Initiatives into Great Businesses”
The NETFUND Green Innovations Award is working within a model that enables economic growth while enhancing sustainability and promoting social inclusion. This award focuses on changing the perception that economic growth cannot go hand in hand with environmental conservation. Conserving the environment requires great capital investment. It is therefore important that we strike a balance between stimulating economic growth while conserving the environment.
Tonight's award categories are CBOs, SMEs, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Individuals, Green Villages
The award through the commercialization of green initiatives will help in among other things greening value chains, creating green products and services and ultimately creating jobs thus improving livelihoods.
The industry employs more than 200,000 people in production alone, contributes more than Sh5 billion in taxes, and meets the energy needs of 80 per cent of urban households and 34 per cent of rural households. obtain contracts from county council of Uasin Gishu county to collect waste - they then use that to makek briquetees raw materials: agro-waste, county waste, charcoal dust NETFUND also supporting branded packaging materials for the briquettes. production of bags per day - 280 bags/day selling @600 cheaper than normal charcoal @800 eco-tourism products such as handicrafts made from waste from 200 to 500.Each handicraft costs between Kshs 500 and 10,000
Kitale has a problem of farmers using agrochemical wastes due to fertilizers and pesticides. Enzymes make organic and liquid fertilizers in a quicker way. They use biocides which are ecofriendly pesticides. They use rudimentary production processes. NETFUND will help them use modern production processes and to penetrate the market. standardize their products. Number of jobs created/members is 34; 24 of whom are women.
currently producing 40 tonnes per month; NETFUND to double to 80 tonnnes per month. demand is much higher than supply raw materials are saw dust, maize cobs etc. are in abundance want to use coffee and rice husks (currently being disposed by burning)
In last year moved from 30 households now at 75 households – 500 households PAK – want to get him to a place where he supplies 10 tonnes a day to BATA. Currently we are at 1 tonne a day Pak – HIGH QUALITY BRIQUETTES, TARGETTING HIGH INDUSTRAIL MANUFACTURERS – BATA SHOE COMPANY – 1 TONNE A DAY – 10 TONNES A DAY
CEEMA – Minihydro power & energy saving jikos – already installed energy saving jikos in three neighbouring schools & in some households
Use waste materials like plastic bags and organic waste to produce useable end products – biocides, catalysts for preparation of organic manure & liquid organic fertilizer Ecofuels – acceleration – Croton nut.Eco Fuels Kenya (Ltd) has developed the final prototype briquette made from Croton megalocarpus tree nuts as a by-product. The Croton nuts are first pressed to extract biodiesel then the waste product is processed into an energy briquette. The prototype was developed with their first tranche of the GIA award money.
Netfund - Opportunities for enviropreneurs in Kenya
NETFUND GREEN INNOVATIONS AWARDS
Ensuring Start-ups Start Green
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What is the Problem?
NETFUND Solution: GIA
How it Works
How you can be Involved
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Established - EMCA 1999;
commenced operations in 2008
Mission ->Mandate: Awards,
Research & Publications, CB & Grants
Awards Programs – NCA & PGA
Award, GIA I & GIA II
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What is a Green Economy?
The promotion of economic growth; while reducing
pollution and greenhouse gases emissions, minimizing
waste and inefficient use of natural resources and
This requires the stimulation and promotion of green
investments in several sectors within the economy
Critical sectors in Kenya; Energy, Agriculture, and Social
sectors esp. Tourism
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Loss of Biodiversity
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?!!
ENERGY – Renewable
planning esp. in
and agric. Based
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Call for application Evaluation of applications Winners selection
Mgt training Technical advice
Judge selection criteria NSC establishment NSC training
Viability Check Market readiness Growth
with team of
•Marketing & Sales
ng and Linkages
• Registration &
certifications - Legal
& Structures for start
equipping –BPs, fin. mgt
Triple helix model – NETFUND, University & Private Sector
Case 1: TAKAWIRI Craft Enterprises (Kisumu County)
• Uses water hyacinth from L. Victoria and re-cycled
waste paper to make business cards, book covers,
envelopes and gift bags.
• production - eco-friendly, no chemicals are used &
water recycled several times. Uses solar energy -
• Manages 28 tonnes of water hyacinth p.m; invasive
species in Lake Victoria.
• Annual Business Turnover: 18 million p.a.; with a
projected growth rate of 10% p.a.
• Currently employs over 5 people.
Case 2: Art Youth Research Centre (Uasin Gishu County)
A youth group (former street
children) who turn waste into
Briquettes cost less and
produces less smoke compared
to conventional charcoal
NETFUND supported group to
purchase 3 motorized briquette
machines; produce 30
Created employment for more
than 15 members of the group
through briquette making
Also make soap and artwork
(bead work, fine art, moldings)
Ambition is to continue creating
employment opportunities esp. for
the youth and conserving the
Case 3: Dajopen Waste Management (Trans-Nzoia County)
Converts waste into a resource
to enhance livelihoods.
The group manufactures
garbage enzymes (org. fert.)
and biocides from waste.
34 employees/members of the
group, majority women and
young people, benefit from
Waste is recycled into 500 eco-
friendly products; plastic bags,
water filters, organic fertilizers,
biocides and enzymes, baskets,
300 bags of fertilizer @1500.
profits increase by 100%
Has featured in the
Innovations catalogue &
obtained numerous local and
Organic fertilizer approved by
Kenya Agricultural & Livestock
Case 4: Water Harvesting and Fish Farming (Kericho County)
Project is on water harvesting,
fish farming and
establishment of tree
Supported by NETFUND to
upscale his project.
Projects involves harvesting
run off water into ponds for
Sells over 2000 mature fish at
@ Kshs 400 after a period of
NETFUND to support
establishment of 2 more fish
Tree nursery has over
5000 exotic tree seedlings
sold @KES 25-500
Project has employed 15
including 1 manager and 14
Case 5: Aqualine distributors (Machakos County)
Stanley Kirui started the project
that recycles waste tyres to
produce petroleum oil- for boilers
By-products of the process i.e
wires; are used in the construction
Byproducts of pyrolysis sold to
Sameer and Finlays
The enterprise has employed 2
permanent staff and 10 casuals
who are involved in the collection
of waste tyres at designated
• Project supplied > 60
tons of tyres to
• Profits KES 332,000-
Case 6: Briquette Making (Kiambu County)
• Produces 1 ton /day and yet demand is high e.g.
primary customer BATA needs 10 tons/day
• Employees 5 ->12 with potential for more.
• NETFUND to improved his machinery to produce
more efficiently .
• Current drying is rudimentary – relies on weather.
NETFUND to explore green house protection and
other drying methods.
• Main raw material is saw dust & maize cobs. Want
to explore others e.g. rice and coffee husks
• Generates 300K P.M & uses 75 tonnes of sawdust
Case 7: Biodiesels Kenya (Nairobi County)
• Problem: Clogging of drainage system in
urban centers due to waste oils from
hotels; sanitation and health probs.
• The Biodiesel project seeks to
reconstitute waste vegetable oil from
restaurants/hotels into a renewable and
environmentally friendly product –
• With support from NETFUND the
innovator has registered a company (
Biocycles Kenya Limited) based in
Nairobi , developed a business plan and
conducted a market assessment.
• Product tested on a tuktuk and is viable.
To get a big bioreactor.
• Employs 5; developed clean cookstove.
Case 8: John Magiro, Rural Electrification
• John Magiro made his first
turbine out of wood when in
standard three in primary
school. Since then he has not
• The innovator uses recycled
bicycle parts to make a
fabricated turbine that is
producing 240 KW (from
7.5KW) of power.
• Magiro is currently supplying
75 households with electricity
• NETFUND to help him supply
more households. His dream
OTHER EXAMPLES OF KENYAN ENVIROPREPRENEURS
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“We have not inherited this
land from our forebears, we
have borrowed it from our
Obama, GES Summit
How to be Involved
• Innovate! Call for proposals- Oct- Nov, 2015
• Apply in special category - ICT
• Support a category (1st Prize-1M, 2nd Prize
.5M, 3rd Prize - .25M)
• Incubate a business (Business – 1.5M,
Technical – 2M)
• Become a Partner – Talk to us