Introduction

Our Background

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The Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre (KNCPC) was established in July 2000 as part of the global UNEP/UNIDO National Cleaner Production Centre program. It was a Project of the Government of Kenya under the UNDP/GoK Country Co-operation Framework (CCF) of 1999-2003. The Government counterpart support is provided through the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI). The Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre program formed part of the Government of Kenya’s Natural Resources Program Support Document (PSD) with UNDP. The then Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources housed the PSD program management secretariat and was the executing agency.

The Project Support Document (PSD) was formulated to enhance regional and international cooperation and was based on five national policy building blocks. These were; the National Environment Action Plan (1994), the National Poverty Eradication Plan (1997), the draft Sessional paper on Environment and Development (1997) and the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act (1999). The program supported Kenya in the management, protection, regeneration and use of its environment and natural resources with a focus on the integration of environment with economic activities within the overall sustainable development and poverty eradication strategy.

The Centre was transformed into a Trust under the then Ministry of Trade and Industry in August 2006. Like all other Centres, KNCPC is expected to become a self-sustaining entity in the long term raising funds from donors and Government to support SMEs.

Vision & Mission

altVision: Competitive Kenyan Industries that are cleaner and more Resource Efficient

Mandate: To promote resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) practices in enterprises in order to improve competitiveness and environmental excellence through material, water and energy efficiency as well as waste minimisation.

This should lead to better management technology in manufacturing and service industry where internal and external resources are controlled and highly organized to achieve higher productivity.

Vision 2030, Management Technology and the KNCPC Mandate

The Government of Kenya’s Vision 2030 sets the development agenda for the country where Kenya must sustain a growth rate of 10% per annum for the next 20 years up to 2030. Manufacturing is one key sector under the Vision that is expected to deliver the envisaged growth rate through improved competitiveness in manufacturing in order to promote efficiencies.

In support of this Vision, the Master Plan for Kenyan Industrial Development calls for high management technology levels to achieve high productivity. The realization of this requires the application of Resource Efficient and Cleaner technologies and techniques in the management of manufacturing systems. The Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre is the nodal agency for this realization.

When looking at development levels of industrial technological capacity in Kenya, management technologies are hardly practiced despite the fact that management technology is considered an integral part of industrial technology. Management technology is increasingly becoming important in competitiveness creation of manufactured goods requiring Kenyan industry to be exposed to the best management technology in manufacturing as a philosophy of each company. The Centre is playing a key role in upgrading industry by assisting it to pursue infinite innovation, resource efficiency and minimizing wastage.

FUNCTIONS

The Centre has four major functions. These include:

  • In-plant assessments for Resource Efficiency & waste reduction:

The Centre has the mandate to assist industries to implement energy, water and material efficiency, pollution prevention and product innovation through technical assistance at plant level. A learning-by-doing approach is applied.

  • Training in Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production.

Through learning-by doing training in resource management (energy, water and raw material) in the production process, the KNCPC has the role to develop core staff in industry. This ensures that plant personnel participating in in-plant assessments retain the ability to continually identify and implement CP measures, product innovation including design and packaging and informs other relevant parties e.g. sub-sector organizations, government, research institutes, financial institutes, universities and consultants of the advantages of CP. Other training courses offered include: Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit, Clean Development Mechanism and Climate Change, Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility, Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Cleaner Production (CP)/Pollution Prevention (PP), Waste Minimization (WM), and Energy Audits (EA).

  • Information dissemination:

The Centre provides technical information on the industry, sectoral and national potential for cleaner production, shares experience with interested partners through CP case studies and promotes its services.

  • Policy Analysis and Advice:

The Centre works with Government institutions with an aim of developing relevant legislation and policies that prioritize the adoption of resource efficiency and cleaner production.

Focal Areas

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  • Energy Efficiency and fostering Cleaner Sources of Energy

Improving energy efficiency and Cleaner Energy are basic elements of the RECP Programme. The increasing impact on Global Warming of emissions caused by unsustainable production and use of energy in industry and the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol call for enhancing RECP activities in this field. Linking-up with the Ministry of Industrialization (MoI) and other agencies will facilitate the training of national CP staff in carrying out specific CP and energy audits. In addition, the Centre staff is good allies in the identification and implementation of technical cooperation projects to be submitted for funding during the execution of in-plant RECP audits.

  • Pollution Prevention and Waste management

The Centre focuses on the application of requirements for pollution prevention from industrial activities, which encompasses the concept of Best Available Techniques encompassing the 5 R philosophy (reduce, re-use, recycle, reformulate, remanufacture), therefore reducing to acceptable level the emissions to the environment. The Centre is also focusing on processing (waste treatment) or disposal of waste materials, in an effort to reduce their effect on human health and environment.

  • Climate Change

This aspect supports projects related to climate change. The Centre has a Climate Change project, “Women and Climate Change Project” of Soroptimist International Kenya-Denmark. The application of the proposed sectoral and holistic CP approach provides a sound basis for the identification of potential Climate Change adaptation and mitigation projects. It is, thus, important to provide the staff of the Centre and governmental/non-governmental partners with high-level training, especially in the identification and implementation of CDM. This training is on-going.

  • Environmental Impact Assessment/Environmental Audit

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) recognizes Cleaner Production as the priority tool for environmental management. In its regulations on Waste Management and Water Quality, cleaner production is emphasized as the first line of action in managing emission of pollutants into the environment. Both the framework law and the subsidiary legislation require old enterprises and those that have undergone an environmental impact assessment (EIA) to undertake annual environmental audits (EA). The legislation requires all new development projects listed in the Second Schedule of the Act to be subjected to EIA. The Centre is a Registered Firm of Experts that undertakes EIA/EA projects as well as a Trainer for consultants that want to be registered by NEMA as Lead or Associate Experts.

  • Eco-labeling

Eco-labeling is slowly gaining momentum in Kenya thanks to the project, “Enabling Developing Countries to Seize Eco-label Opportunities” coordinated by UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) which is based in Paris, France. It aims at strengthening the capacity of the Footwear Sector in meeting environmental requirements in the supply chain so as to access EU markets through the development of an Eco-label. At the end of the Project life, at least one Kenyan company should secure a European Eco-label and the capacity created should be able to support other value-adding Eco-label initiatives.

Further, the project aims at promoting an Integrated Product Policy (Life Cycle Approach) as well as contributing towards the 10-year framework of programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production as follow-up to WSSD, Kenya’s vision 2030 and the Private Sector Development Strategy.

  • Regional Programs

The East African countries are integrating into one large block. There are common pollution problems afflicting shared, natural ecosystems. This concern can advantageously be addressed with RECP. The Centre continues to act as facilitator of regional, national and international Cleaner Production networks. These involves programs such as the SIDA Regional Cleaner Production program for L. Victoria being implemented under World Bank Lake Victoria Environmental Management Program (LVEMP II).

Our Core Staff

Dr. JANE NYAKANG’O, Ph.D

The Director:

Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre

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Years of experience

25 years


 

Background

Dr. Jane is a trained environmental technology and policy practitioner with a combined 25 years’ in experience environment, energy and climate change. Her latest project activities are in the field of Green Growth focusing on circular economy in particular, resource efficiency and industrial symbiosis both from the technology and policy front in Kenya and the African continent; low carbon and climate resilient development; sustainable financing, national policy review for mainstreaming eco-innovation. She is a Steering Committee Member of Kenya’s Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (GESIP), and the President of the African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production. Also trained in management, she is the founding and current CEO of Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre (KNCPC); before this she was Head of Energy and Environment Division of Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI).

Education

  • PhD. (Environmental Policy), University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2015
  • MBA. (Strategic Management), University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2007
  • MSc. (Environmental Science and Technology), International Institute for Infrastructural Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE), Delft, the Netherlands, 1997
  • PGD (Environmental Science and Technology), International Institute for Infrastructural Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE) Delft, the Netherlands, 1996
  • BSc. (Chemistry), Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1990

    Membership to professional associations

  • Steering Committee Member & Expert: Green Growth Forum, Kenya
  • Steering Committee Member, Kenya Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan
  • Expert: National Steering Committee: Switch Africa Green Project, Kenya
  • Expert, African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN)
  • Lead EIA/EA Expert, National Environment Management Authority, Kenya
  • Lead EIA/EA Expert, National Environment Management Authority, Rwanda
  • Member, African Expert Group on Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • UNIDO/UNEP/UNDP Expert, Resource Efficiency & Cleaner Production; Energy Management, Waste Management

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MR. STEVE NYAMORI,

The Deputy Director:

Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre

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Steve has more than 10 years of experience in Industrial Environmental Chemistry research.

He holds a Master of Science in Chemistry from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He is a professionally trained Cleaner Production and Waste Management Expert, Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit (EIA/EA) Expert, Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) Expert and Environmental and Social Management Expert.

He is charged with the running of Cleaner Production and Waste Management recruitment and training for individuals and companies, organizing of the Annual National Cleaner Production Award (ANCPA) and the three Popular (3) Months Cleaner Enterprise Programme (CEP).

Education

  • Master of Science in Chemistry (Physical/Environmental), Msc (Chemistry) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
  • Envirornmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) from Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).

Professional Training

  • Capacity Building on CDM, being implemented under the Program to Build Capacity to Engage in CDM Activities in Kenya under joint initiative of the Kenyan National EnvironmentManagement Authority (NEMA) and the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA).
  • Transboundary Water Management (TWM) Expert – Social and Environmental challenges on water use atthe International Training Programme in Transboundary Water Management (TWM) – Lake Victoria 2009-2010 (Kigali, Rwanda - October 26 to November 6, 2009 and Stockholm, Sweden - February 22 – 26, 2010)
  • Cleaner Production Technology for Sustainable Development at SIRIM – Berhad, Malaysia
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit (EIA/EA) Expert and a Cleaner Production And Waste Management Expert through training at Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre
  • Cleaner Enterprise Programme (CEP) Expert Kenya National through training at Cleaner Production Centre

MR. EVANS NANGULU,

Senior Cleaner Production Expert

 

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Mr. Evans Nangulu is our Environmental Chemist and Cleaner Production expert. He is currently a master's student in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Nairobi and holds a bachelors of Science in Chemistry from the same University.

 He is a registered EIA/EA Lead Expert with the Kenya National Environment Management Authority, Clean Development Mechanism projects development and Climate Change expert from the Swedish Energy Agency, he has been trained in Transboundary Water Management from Ramboll Natura and SIWI in Sweden, training on industrial automation for sustainability from SIRIM Berhad Malaysia and has obtained training in ISO 14001:2008 from the Kenya Bureau Standards.

Mr.Nangulu has a vast of experience in project management.currently; he is the National Cleaner Production Expert for the World Bank/SIDA – Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme Phase & II (LVEMP I &II). Project Manager Soroptimists International Union - Woman and Climate Change project - Sponsored by the Union of Soroptimist International Denmark and being implemented by The Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre, Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Expert, Ministry of Industrialization/ DANIDA Business Sector Programme Support (BSPS). Technical Assistant to the UNEP –DTIE Eco-labelling Project and senior Cleaner Production expert to the UNEP-ROA – Resource Efficiency Cleaner Production Project -Integrating Resource Efficiency & Cleaner Production with ISO - 14001 in selected Manufacturing and Service Industries (Resource-Smart Program 1)

MR. GEOFFREY MURAGE

Center Finance Officer

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Center Finance Officer, he is a qualified public accountant with over five years experience in financial management and donor reporting. 

 

Ms. JANET NYAMUSI

Cleaner Production Expert

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She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Resource Conservation) Degree from Kenyatta Univeristy.

Proffesional Training

  • Industrial Symbiosis Training of Trainers, ISL
  • Regional Training of Trainers, APELL: Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level, UNEP
  • Greening industries and green entrepreneurship promotion as a driver of sustainable and inclusive growth in Rural Africa by UNU-INRA
  • Sustainable Financing Initiative ToT training by Kenya Bankers Association/IFC
  • Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate, UNEP
  • Principles of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement by NEMA and INECE
  • Human capacity development by GIZ
  • Water quality assessment, by UNESCO-IHE, Delft.
  • Sustainable procurement by UNOPS
  • Urban Environmental Governance and Energy management by CIPSEM
  • Environmental Impact assessment and Environmental Audit, Energy Audit, and  Waste management and Handling of hazardous waste           

She is responsible for:

  • Conducting Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit trainings.
  • Carrying out Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production in-plant assessments and demonstrations in industries
  • Organizing and facilitating training and awareness workshops for companies.
  • Providing technical expertise projects implemented at the Centre
  • Managing project implementation and report development.

 MR. PAUL NDUNGI Cleaner Production/Energy Expert

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Energy and Cleaner Production expert with the centre. He holds a bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He is also trained on Environmetal Impact Assesment and Environmental Audits, energy management, Clean Development Mechanism projects development and Climate Change expert.

 

MRS. ROSEMARY RABILO

Administrative Secretary

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She is in charge of the secretarial duties and hospitality at the Centre.

Our Clients

Since its inception in July 2000, the Kenya National Cleaner Production Center (KNCPC) has undertaken a total of over 50 Cleaner Production Assessments (CPAs)/ Environmental Audits (EAs) in different industrial and service sub sectors namely compressed gas manufacture, Roofing and Floor tiles, Manufacture, mattress manufacture, manufacture of pharmaceuticals, flour milling, tobacco manufacture, electronics assembly, printing, edible oil refining, soap manufacturing, electroplating, leather tanning, printing works, manufacture of plastic packaging materials, textile, manufacture of mosquito coils, paper conversion, timber processing, and natural products processing. These industries are located in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Ruiru and Thika. Some of our industry clients are indicated below:

Industry

Industrial Sub Sector

Location

BOC Kenya Limited

Compressed Gases

Nairobi

Manson Hart Kenya

Tiles Manufacture

Nairobi

Chandaria Industries

Paper Conversion

Nairobi

Superfoam Limited

Mattress Manufacture

Ruiru

Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK)

Pharmaceuticals

Nairobi

Unga Millers

Flour Processing

Nairobi

BAT Kenya Limited

Tobacco Processing

Nairobi

Power Technics

Electronics

Nairobi

Jomo Kenyatta Foundation

Printing

Nairobi

Nairobi Hospital

Service

Nairobi

KAPA Oil Refineries

Edible Oil Processing

Nairobi

KAPA Oil Refineries

Soap Manufacture

Nairobi

Surkiman Investments

Printing Works

Nairobi

Geni Items Limited

Electroplating

Nairobi

HACO Industries

Plastics, Cosmetics and Detergents

Nairobi

Twiga Chemicals ltd

Chemicals

Nairobi

Standard Newspapers

Printing

Nairobi

KTN Baraza (TV)

Broadcasting

Nairobi

Nairobi Hospital

Health Service

Nairobi (2004)

Mater Hospital

Health Service

Nairobi (2004-2010)

Telkom Kenya

Telecommunications

Countrywide

East African Leather Factory

Leather Tanning

Nairobi

Pwani Oil Products

Edible Oil Processing

Mombasa

Pwani Oil Products

Soap Manufacture

Mombasa

Coil Products

Mosquito Coil

Nakuru

Lamsons Industries Limited

Textile

Nakuru

Palmac Industries Limited

Edible Oil Processing

Nakuru

Palmac Oil Industries

Soap Manufacture

Nakuru

Palmac Oil Industries

Plastic Manufacture

Nakuru

Londra Kenya Limited

Textile

Nakuru

Cartubox East Africa

Paper Conversion

Nakuru

Comply Kenya Limited

Timber Processing

Nakuru

Timsales Kenya Limited

Timber Processing

Nakuru

Spin Knit Kenya Limited

Textile

Nakuru

Rosin Kenya

Natural Products

Nakuru

Ex Sec Printers

Printing Works

Thika

Mt. Kenya East Pilot Project for Natural Resources Management

Natural Resource Management

Embu (2007-2009)

Dune Packaging

Plastic packaging

Thika

Kitabu Industries

Paper Conversion

Thika

Bidco Industries

Edible Oil Processing

Thika

Bidco Industries

Soap Manufacturing

Thika

 

 

Education

Master of Science in Chemistry (Physical/Environmental), Msc (Chemistry) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) from Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)

Professional Training

Capacity Building on CDM, being implemented under the Program to Build Capacity to Engage in CDM Activities in Kenya under a joint initiative of the Kenyan National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA).

Transboundary Water Management (TWM) Expert – Social and Environmental challenges on water use atthe International Training Programme in Transboundary Water Management (TWM) – Lake Victoria 2009-2010 (Kigali, Rwanda - October 26 to November 6, 2009 and Stockholm, Sweden - February 22 – 26, 2010)

Cleaner Production Technology for Sustainable Development at SIRIM – Berhad, Malaysia

Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit (EIA/EA) Expert and a Cleaner Production And Waste Management Expert through training at Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre

Cleaner Enterprise Programme (CEP) Expert Kenya National through training at Cleaner Production Centre

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