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Wood conference looks at role of timber in design and construction

The Wood Architect Rockstars program, a knowledge platform for architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and timber experts, took place on the 24th of October to 4th of November at Tobriana Hotel in Nairobi. The event themed, The Journey, aimed at changing the narrative around timber and to break the cycle of skepticism around wood as a desirable […]

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Kenya among countries to benefit from US$350m Climate Investment Fund

Kenya is among the first countries that will receive funding from Nature, People and Climate Investment programme (NPC), a newly launched initiative by Climate Investment Fund (CIF). The announcement was made by CIF CEO Mafalda Duarte at the ongoing COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt where she congratulated the first group of countries that will […]

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The Journey Challenge: Breaking the loop of doubt on the use of timber in construction

PRESS RELEASE Nairobi, Tuesday, October 25 – Climate-KIC, in conjunction with KCIC Consulting Limited (KCL), launched the Wood Architect Rockstar program in Kenya yesterday. The Wood Architect Rockstars program is part of the Climate Smart Forest Economy Program (CSFEP), funded by the Good Energies Foundation. The program consists of the Journey challenge aimed at tackling […]

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Timber enthusiasts and innovators to design solutions to climate problems

PRESS RELEASE Nairobi, Saturday October 22 – EIT Climate-KIC, in partnership with KCIC Consulting Limited (KCL) will launch a challenge for timber construction enthusiasts in Kenya dubbed Climathon. Climathon is a global climate action campaign connecting cities and citizens of all age groups to engage in changing their area for the better. The program is […]

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The Climathon Challenge: A Challenge For Timber Construction Enthusiasts

Over the years, there have been many misconceptions concerning timber construction in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Timber is considered fragile and susceptible to natural risks such as flooding, termite infestation, and wildfires. Wood construction is also perceived to be insecure as it would be easy for criminals to break inside a wooden house. Timber has also […]

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Timber buildings can shrink construction’s carbon footprint

Tall timber buildings, made entirely of mass timber (layers of wood bonded together) or steel-timber and timber-concrete hybrid construction, are gaining popularity worldwide. Every couple of months a yet taller timber building seems to pop up somewhere. Last month for instance, an Australian developer, Thrive Construct, announced the world’s tallest steel-timber hotel in the country. However, for […]

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Registration for wood architect program open

The two-week Journey Program in Nairobi, Kenya from Oct 24th – Nov 4th, 2022, will offer young professionals, graduates, engineers and architects a chance to discuss how wood can build better, quicker, and with higher quality. Billed as an opportunity to connect with the ‘doers and thinkers’ in the world of timber, the program is open […]

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What ESG is not

ESG is an analytical framework relating Environmental, Social, and Governance performance to outcomes specifically understanding of how a company’s operations, culture, and structure influence performance.

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The Journey to COP27 – the African COP

Conference of Parties, COPs, are not an end in themselves but a meeting point to assess and define the road ahead. Indeed, the COP27, which is to be hosted in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh in November 2022, is positioned as an opportune moment for a different type of African COP given that Africa […]

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International MSMEs Day: KCL push to boost MSMEs

Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of any growing economy worldwide. According to The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM). MSMEs in Kenya account for 50% of all jobs, 70% of the total employment rate, and 50% of the country’s GDP.

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Stockholm +50

In early June 1972, world leaders met in Stockholm, Sweden for the first-ever global conference on the environment and sustainable development. This past week, the UN system returned to Stockholm after 50 years for a global stock-take on the progress made since then, and to give leaders an opportunity to meet and reestablish momentum behind the sustainable development goals after the major setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Can sustainable marketing drive a sustainable transformation?

One of the immediate priorities for both business and society at large is the need for sustainable transformation. With climate change, overconsumption and the need to build back better - it is clear that organisations who do not have a solid sustainable development plan now risk consumers disengaging, employees leaving and investors refusing to invest.

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Africa Has a Climate Funding Shortfall

African countries have suffered some of the world’s heaviest burdens from the climate crisis, including heat waves, droughts, and floods. Those effects will undoubtedly worsen in the next decade

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How firms can turn climate change into bankable deals

In 2022, the African continent will be in the headline when it comes to matters of climate change. In November this year, the world will be gathering in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to discuss and agree on how to curtail and, at the same time, adapt to climate change.

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Sustainable business practice: Are you doing your part?

What is a sustainable business practice? I’m sure many people if pressed, couldn’t quite put their finger on precisely what it means. While it’s undefined, there’s no dark art to it – it’s simply enhancing the way you generate revenue or manage costs – in a sustainability-related way

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Who is KCIC Consulting?

KCIC Consulting Limited (KCL) is a one-stop center for consulting services. KCL mainly offers a broad spectrum of consulting services to government institutions, Central and County governments, Corporations, International organizations, Small and Medium enterprises, national and international NGOs, etc.

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