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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

Our Vision

To implement sustainable economic development programs in Africa that empower underserved people to realise their potential and live a dignified and fulfilling life.

Our Mission

Bolstering Economic Opportunity, Equity & Sustainable Livelihoods in Sub Sahara Africa through #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #Health #Agriculture #ClimateAction #Education

Our Story

Kiota Social Innovation Center is based out of Nairobi Kenya, which has been incorporated as not for profit entity (2020) a limited by Guarantee focused on accelerating poverty eradication (SDG 1) through sustainable innovation in Kenya in line with SDGs. We believe innovation means turning bold ideas into reality. It also means changing lives for the better. We would like to give chance and opportunity to people in society to realize their potential.

Kiota Social Innovation Center is committed to fostering innovative ideas, solving economic and social issues, and enabling progress in underserved communities regionally.

Kiota Social Innovation Center seeks to provide a space around which a supportive ecosystem on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results will be built. The initiative aims to strengthen invention ecosystems in Kenya and wider Africa to support pathways for inventors and inventions to take ideas to impact.

The hub will house R&D facilities for the development of innovative products and solutions, a hardware prototyping lab dedicated to product design and innovation, Design Centre and an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Experience Zone for capacity building and technical training (SDG 9). The hub will be strategically located within Nairobi.

This hub will give the community the mindset, tools, and techniques to generate new ideas and new startups. This will be a Hub for Business Innovation ,a vibrant place where people from all over the world can share their ideas and work together to transform business and society. It will open a new world of opportunities to collaborate and engage with a dynamic ecosystem of innovators.

We are focusing on generating new disruptive business ideas for products and services, we are aiming to give youths and women the priority in the society , by providing a space where they will innovate, learn and grow (SDG 5).

Our vision of knowledge and development is vital for creating safe environments around the world where humanity can flourish and reach its ultimate capability.

We aim to contribute to climate action (SDG 13) through innovative practices in the transition to more sustainable production and consumption patterns, which minimize the use of natural resources by promoting clean energy (SDG 7) use by making it more accessible to the wider population, reduce the negative effects of climate change and promote carbon neutrality.

We promote and scale solutions that deals with the most pressing social, environmental, and economic challenges of our time.

We promote both responsible leadership and sustainable business models in line with the UN #2030Agenda.

Our Core Values
  • We commit to upholding human dignity.
  • We commit to building trust to nourish a thriving organization.
  • We value partnerships and collaborate with the communities where we work to solve problems together.
  • We honor different perspectives to elevate equality, inclusion, authenticity, and creativity.
  • We care for people and planet.
  • We act with integrity and accountability.