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Kenya-Nordic Green Hub [NDF C112]

Nairobi city centre. Photo: Ninara, cc license
Nairobi city centre. Photo: Ninara, cc license
Nairobi. Photo: Ninara, cc license
Nairobi. Photo: Ninara, cc license
Participating institutions
Participating institutions
3.05.2018
The project aims to enhance climate change resilience and reduce carbon emissions in Nairobi through transfer of technologies and experiences from the Nordic countries facilitated by the ‘Kenya-Nordic Green Hub’ (KNGH).

Kenya
Kenya-Nordic Green Hub KNGH
Ref: NDF C112

NDF Grant: EUR 500,000
Project Period: 2018-2020
Partner Agency: Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)
Implementing Agency: Kenya Association of Manufacturers and Kenya-Nordic Green Hub Consortium

Objective
The project aims to enhance climate change resilience and reduce carbon emissions in Nairobi through transfer of technologies and experiences from the Nordic countries facilitated by the ‘Kenya-Nordic Green Hub’ (KNGH). The target group consists of public institutions responsible for urban development in Nairobi; local influencers; local sales channels; and Nordic companies and public institutions. The final beneficiaries will be urban residents in Nairobi.

Description
The proposed Kenya-Nordic Green Hub will be led by a consortium headed by the Confederation of Danish Industry in partnership with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (local partner and head of interim KNGH secretariat), Aalto University, Inclusive Business Sweden, Quercus Group, DI Learning Lab (working group management), and Business Finland, Innovation Norway, Business Sweden, State of Green (commercial management).

The proposed project will build on the Sustainable Development Goals by offering concrete inputs on how innovative partnerships between Kenyan and Nordic stakeholders can contribute to solving the growing climate challenges in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The project is expected to pave the way for climate benefits in Nairobi through introduction of best practices and follow-up investments from the Nordic countries.

The proposed project will use the potential of Nordic cooperation to transfer proven appropriate Nordic technology and urban climate change solutions into the Nairobi context and through this contribute to building resilience and reducing emissions. The KNGH initiative will use the Nordic brand, making both individual countries and companies more visible and even more interesting as partners. Nordic partners can through such cooperation be offered better services through a broader professional network and gain entry into the Kenyan climate resilience market. From the Nairobi perspective, the KNGH will provide a one-stop access to Nordic knowledge, technology and partnerships on urban climate solutions.

The main activities to be undertaken include data collection, mapping and analysis to establish a baseline and provide inputs to Nairobi’s climate action plan; knowledge exchange between Nordic and local climate stakeholders; integration of appropriate products and technologies from Nordic countries; promotion and development of long-term strategy and business for continued operation of the Kenya-Nordic Green Hub.

Financing
The total project cost estimate is EUR 1 million. NDF will contribute EUR 500,000 as grant financing while the KNGH consortium partners will provide an in-kind contribution of EUR 500,000.

NDF Contact

Program Manager Aage Jorgensen
Telephone +358 10 618 002

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