Kenya

Background and priorities

Kenya joined P4G as a country partner and launched its National Platform in 2018. 

The concept of P4G in Kenya is anchored in the country’s long-term development framework, Vision 2030, and reinforces the country’s commitment to a sustainable, inclusive future by nurturing and scaling up multistakeholder partnerships to deliver Kenya’s Vision 2030 and The Big 4 Agenda (2018 – 2022).

Kenya’s Vision 2030 aims to transform the country into a newly industrializing, upper middle-income country by providing a high quality of life to its citizens in a clean and secure environment. This is accelerated by The Big 4 Agenda outlined by President Uhuru Kenyatta which seeks to ensure food security, provide affordable housing, increase manufacturing, and provide affordable healthcare within 2018 - 2022. Kenya has also integrated the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within its development plans within the medium terms plans (MTPs) which are the 5-year development plans for the country derived from Vision 2030.

The P4G National Platform in Kenya aims to catalyze solutions and accelerate innovative partnerships, which can then act as engines for change and transformations for delivery of Kenya’s Vision 2030 as well as for solving systemic challenges to green growth and sustainable development. The National Platform, led by its co-chairs The National Treasury of Kenya and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance as well as the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, recognizes the need for multistakeholder partnerships that advance global goals and sustainable development and will thus bring together key stakeholders including private sector, government and civil society organizations and academia to form partnerships and advance green solutions for driving economic growth. 

Kenya’s National Platform will also nurture, consolidate, scale up, and recognize outstanding multistakeholder partnerships that unlock Kenya’s growth potential. Kenya hosts P4G partnerships focused on: 

  • Energy access and investment; 
  • Improved industrial and urban production and consumption practices that foster circular economy; and
  • Innovation in land use and agricultural technology.

Kenya looks forward to serving as a regional hub and facilitating innovative projects for the green economy.

Kenya has a set of clear national priorities to strengthen food security, circular economy, and sustainable infrastructure. P4G’s co-creation and acceleration approach skillfully aligns with the national priorities for sustainable growth. It delivers commercially viable solutions to position Kenya as a key player in the global supply chain by integrating green and circular models in the development of sustainable industrial parks across different sectors like textile and agriculture processing.

Carole Karuga, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Private Sector Alliance

Country Representatives and Main Contacts

Dennis Awori

Board of Directors

Chairman and Country Delegate, Toyota Kenya Limited and CFAO Kenya Limited
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Dr. Julius Muia

P4G National Platform Co-Chair, Principal Secretary at The National Treasury
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Faith Ngige

P4G Communications Focal Point
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Nik Nesbitt

National Platform Private Sector Co-Chair, Kenya Private Sector Alliance
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Sophie Odupoy

P4G Focal Point
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Ukur Yatani Kanacho

Board of Directors

Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury and Planning Ministry of Kenya
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Country News & Events

Country Partnerships

IIX Women’s Livelihood Bond Series
Sustainable Technology for Tackling Extensive Food Loss in Kenya
Sustainable Special Economic Zones
Solar Cow 4 Impact
PlusPlus
New Plastics Economy in Kenya
Maintenance for Sustainable Water Access in Rural Kenya
iW+
Global Distributors Collective
GeoFutures GreenInvest
Finance for WASH Access
Energise Africa
CrossBoundary Mini-Grid Innovation Lab
Accelerating E-Mobility Solutions for Social Change