Kenya joined P4G as a country partner and launched its National Platform in 2018. The NP is led by its co-chairs The National Treasury of Kenya and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and includes members from the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry, WRI Africa’s office in Kenya, and the embassies of Denmark and the Netherlands. P4G has funded 22 partnerships implementing solutions in Kenya.
The P4G NP in Kenya aims to catalyze solutions and accelerate innovative partnerships, which can act as engines for change for the delivery of Kenya’s Vision 2030 as well as for contribute to solving systemic challenges to green growth and sustainable development.
The NP has played an integral role in accelerating P4G’s e-mobility partnerships. In 2019, the NP identified e-mobility as a high priority for the country. Based on its feedback and hosting of roundtables, P4G built a cluster of four e-mobility partnerships working in different parts of the e-mobility value chain that have engaged with the government on enabling systems. For example, ChargeUp! partnership developed a policy report identifying key actions that would accelerate the buildout of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Kenya, including reducing electricity tariffs and providing for EV charging stations in city planning rules and building codes. The NP has been an active participant in policy workshops hosted by the partnership.
With Kenya’s increasing challenges for water security, the Kenyan government has prioritized water recharge strategies and is looking at ways to develop this sector further. As a result, the NP has organized stakeholder workshops to support the Replenish Coastal Cities in Kenya partnership, which contributes to water resilience in Mombasa through the Managed Aquifer Recharge process.
We appreciate that the P4G partnership brings a new form of green and sustainable manufacturing cases for Kenya and Africa’s sustainable industrialization by building a new way of industry that is profitable, that is sustainable, and that is scalable.