Climate Technology Centre And Network Launching A New Programme For Small And Medium Companies


Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya and Tanzania will be among the first countries to benefit from a recently launched programme by the UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) that seeks to identify and support mechanisms that will enable industrial SMEs to adopt environmentally sound technologies. The programme has been planned to be replicated in other regions as well.

The Kenyan Climate Innovation Centre has also engaged stakeholders in Kenya and Tanzania with the aim of validating the preliminary report findings. According to the findings, industrial sub-sectors that showed significant environmental and technological challenges based on the technological themes assessed are building, mining and construction, paper and board, textile and apparel, timber, wood and furniture and energy and electricals and automotive.

Selected SMEs from each country will attend the CTCN SMEs clinics (the format to be updated according to corona virus status), where they will be supported by experts with business plan development, access to strategic partnerships, networking or financing.