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Who We Are

Bolstering Economic Opportunity, Equity & Sustainable Livelihoods in East Africa.#Innovation #Entrepreneurship #Health #Agriculture #ClimateAction #Education

Kiota Social Innovation Center (KiotaSIC) is incorporated as a non-profit company limited by guarantee in Kenya, we are bolstering economic opportunity, equity & sustainable livelihoods in Africa through Low Carbon Solutions (LCS), By prioritizing low-carbon solutions, and partnering with communities , we are able to drive affordability, amplify sustainable practices, and empower local communities, addressing climate change and providing global climate solutions.

We are empowering communities and transforming lives through efficient clean cookstoves, designed, and manufactured locally. Bringing durable, clean, safe, affordable cooking energy to households. At KiotaSIC we design, evaluate, model, develop & manufacture cleaner, safer, low emissions, and distribute higher quality, higher efficiency, low cost, accessible top performing efficient clean cookstoves and clean energy products for use in East- Africa, energy products that help communities to live a fulfilling and dignified life.

We are also collectively conscious of the need to account for safety, efficiency, economic, and societal considerations when designing and manufacturing the products. It’s important to innovate responsibly so we return benefits to our funders and do no harm to the environment.

We not only understand the problem, but We Live It Every Single Day. We are a team of talented and committed Kenyan professionals , comprised of economic development specialist, engineers and project management. Not only are clean cookstoves a climate solution, but they’re also promoting a just transition to a low-carbon world by providing jobs, training, and social benefits to communities and improving household health.

At Kiota Social Innovation Center (KiotaSIC) we are committed to innovating smart energy products and services that improve lives on a global scale. Using a market-based approach, KiotaSIC will continue developing a product line of wood, charcoal efficient cookstoves that cook faster while reducing fuel use, smoke, and toxic emissions. Our strategy is to develop and deploy clean energy alternatives in the bottom of the pyramid households while creating sustainable livelihood opportunities. Our strategy is to serve more than 15 million people in energy poverty in the next 10 years. KiotaSIC’s smart stoves reduce climate change, create new jobs, and enable families to save money. We are very keen on productive use of renewable energy to increase productivity, strengthen local businesses, create jobs, expand economic opportunities, and spur long-term development in rural communities.

Sustainable living at the Base of Pyramid Benefits: Cost savings through reduced fuel consumption, Time savings by women, Access to education / productive time, Healthier life/ Improved life expectancy, Improved gender balance, Improved safety and Improved air quality

Sustainable Development Goals

Accelerating and fostering innovative solutions to solve economic and social issues and protect environment

Clean, efficient and sustainable solutions to contribute to achieve 8 SDGs
Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Over the next decade, the SDGs must form an action plan to free humanity from poverty and put the planet back on the road to sustainability.

These objectives, which are one and inseparable, reflect the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and ecological aspects.

What is Sustainable development goals
01. Definition

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.

These 17 goals form a unique fusion of two global agendas, namely sustainable development and development cooperation. The focus of this agenda is on "universality", which means that implementation must be ensured not only in the Global South, but also on the entire planet.

In order to monitor progress in achieving the UN goals and subgoals, a set of 242 global indicators to measure the 169 sub-targets was presented in March 2016. A central aspect is that several indicators should be divided into relevant categories such as gender, age, geographical location, etc. The SDGs can be divided into 5 main themes: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.

02. SDG’s of application

What are we doing to achieve them?

At Kiota Social Innovation Center, we are focusing on 8 SDGs:

No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

No Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Clean Water and Sanitation

Water production, water treatment, water distribution and use.

Affordable and Clean Energy

Clean energy production, energy from waste, renewable fuels, energy distribution and management, energy storage.

Decent Work and Economic Growth

promote sustained , inclusive and sustainable economic growth,full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Industrial processes, materials and chemistry, freight transportation, end-of-pipe industrial pollution management.

Responsible Consumption and Production

Agriculture and farming for food production,circular economy of solid wastes, primary resources management.

Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Funders & Partners

A shared vision with funders. A support to fulfill our mission. Thanks to the continued support of our funders, Kiota Social Innovation Center can fulfill its mission.