Six innovative entrepreneurs awarded at the fourth UNEA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya

Six innovative entrepreneurs awarded at the fourth UNEA Conference in Nairobi, Kenya

National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), on Tuesday, 12th March 2019 recognized the creative efforts and achievements of Kenyan-based entrepreneurs at a cocktail dinner during the Fourth Edition of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 4) held at the United Nations in Gigiri, Nairobi Kenya. The cocktail was officiated by the Principal Secretary for the Ministry, Dr Ibrahim Mohamed. During the event, six Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) whose innovations are…

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Approaches to achieving sustainable sanitation solutions in kenya

Approaches to achieving sustainable sanitation solutions in kenya

It is estimated that 565 million people in Sub Saharan Africa have no access to sanitation, and 330 million people live without access to safe water. The poverty link to water, sanitation and hygiene is well proven; addressing these issues…

Realizing the potential of Ocean based Renewable Energy Sources

Realizing the potential of Ocean based Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable Energy is  collected from renewable sources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, water and rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Kenya has utilized four of these sources; but there is much potential for tides and waves. This is because it neighbors the Indian Ocean through its Coast region. Ocean bodies can produce two types of energy: Thermal Energy from the sun’s heat, and Mechanical Energy from the tides and waves due to gravitational forces exerted…

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Devolution provides the answer to cleaner Household Energy

Devolution provides the answer to cleaner Household Energy

Since the 1950s when we first realized the harmful effects of air pollution on our health and the eco system, governments and policy makers have been actively looking for ways and means to reduce air pollutants. in some countries, the war has been won, especially for air pollution occurring indoors to the use of low quality cooking fuels and cooking stoves. However in most developing countries, this war is far from the end, with the World Health Organization estimating that…

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Beating plastic pollution through the 4R’s lifestyle

Beating plastic pollution through the 4R’s lifestyle

This year’s World Environment Day focus was on “Beating  Plastic Pollution”. It is a United Nations led celebrations and the most significant event in the calendar as key figures stand up in the name of change. Since 1974, the day has evolved into a global crusade encouraging awareness and action to protect the environment. A  2018 UN report shows that,  100 million plastic bags used to be handed out  every year in Kenya by supermarkets alone before the ban.

The Future of Renewable Energy in Kenya: Concerted efforts of National and County Government.

The Future of Renewable Energy in Kenya: Concerted efforts of National and County Government.

“Countries generating more than 15% of their electricity from geothermal sources include El savador, Kenya, phillipines,Iceland and Costa Rica. Geothermal power is considered to be a sustainable, renewable source of energy because the heat extraction is small compared with the earth’s heat content.”

Innovating for a better tomorrow to address Climate Change menace

Innovating for a better tomorrow to address Climate Change menace

50 percent of the ocean’s area sits beyond national jurisdiction, including the infamous ‘garbage patches’ in oceanic gyres where plastic accumulates.”

What is your take on Policy and Waste Management in Kenya

What is your take on Policy and Waste Management in Kenya

It is no secret that the quantity and the generation rate of solid waste in the country, and especially in our urban centres, has increased tremendously and this, if not for anything else, calls for the urgent need to salvage the situation before it gets out of hand. This waste menace, and especially that caused by plastic bags, has marred the attractiveness of many major towns, destroying their beauty with their unappealing appearance. According to a study undertaken by Masinde…

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Improving livelihoods through sustainable Agricultural practices

Improving livelihoods through sustainable Agricultural practices

A community based organization based in Kitale town, Dajopen aims at tackling the economic, soil and environmental conditions of vulnerable communities through a community based waste Management strategy which involve waste collection, production of recycled items. Since its inception 95% of members have changed their waste disposal method. The organization productivity has also increased from 10 tons to 40 tons per season. This has translated to increase in number of bags of maize harvested by farmers in the area from…

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NETFUND lead a Sustainable Innovation Expo during UNEA-3 Conference

NETFUND lead a Sustainable Innovation Expo during UNEA-3 Conference

  NETFUND  lead a team of innovators that it has supported through NETFUND Green Innovations Award to showcase to an international community various innovations that are greatly contributing towards enhancing a pollution free planet in a more sustainable manner. The exhibitors  include; Qtron Systems 3D Printer innovation which focuses on 3D printing technology that is used in prototyping, data visualization and making figures (solid images) using materials from recycled plastic waste.  This is opposed to other methods which require lots…

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