Enhancing Competitiveness of Selected SMEs Sectors through Cleaner & Efficient Production project

Project Description

The project “Enhancing Competitiveness of Selected SMEs Sectors through Cleaner & Efficient Production” was a project sponsored by the Ministry of Industrialisation’s Danida Business Sector Programme Support (BSPS). It was being implemented under Sub-Component 4.3.3: Strengthen Energy Efficiency and Clean Production of Goal 4 of the Private Sector Development Strategy (PSDS). Goal 4 states that, “interventions to enhance productivity in specific industries and sectors shall be undertaken as well as strengthening the institutional framework for productivity improvement in Kenya’’. This involved developing the organisations critical to enhancing productivity and the legal framework governing factors of production, particularly labour”. Therefore this project directly contributed towards the realisation of the above goal.


  1. Sector profiles for tea, sugar and Textile were developed
  2. 9 industries were assessed on RECP
  3. ToTs from the 9 selected industries were trained
  4. Assessment reports for nine industries from those 3 sub-sectors were developed and launched in a dissemination workshop



Soroptmist International Denmark and Kenya (SiD/K) Women and Climate Change Project


This was a DANIDA project implemented by the Kenya National Cleaner Production that offered support to climate change mitigation and adaptation to women in households, smaller industries and capacity building of members of the Union of Soroptimists International Kenya chapter. With the coordination of the project between the 12 clubs, the organization successfully received a total grant of Dkr 125,000 (US$ 22,500) from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Peoples Climate Action (PCA) Secretariat. The project culminated by participation of over 50 Danish Soroptimists, who took turns in  managing the SI exhibition at the NGO Forum, which ran parallel with the COP15 (the 15th Conference of Parties)  held in Copenhagen in December 2009. The SI Denmark and Kenya project on Women and Climate Change ran for 3 years, and was implemented  KNCPC with a grant of approximately Dkr 2 million (US$ 360,000) from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Project objectives

                          I.            Setting a portfolio of Climate Change and Cleaner Production projects across the country.

                        II.            Creating grassroots level awareness on climate change

                       III.            Implementation of Cleaner Production technologies and techniques in a number of textile, hotels, schools and fresh produce enterprises.


                                I.            Training of over 50 Soroptimists in Kenya on RECP and Climate Change

                              II.            Demonstration projects implementation in 2 textile industries and one Hotel on efficient use of energy, water and waste water use and raw materials.

                            III.            Grants management

                            IV.            3 dissemination workshops held

                              V.            Study tours to South Africa and Denmark by two industry representatives

                            VI.            Implementation of RECP in over 10 industries

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