Kenya and US Join Hands to Fight Climate Change

During the state visit of President William Ruto in the USA, #ClimateChange remains high on the agenda and several cooperation projects were announced.

USAID will provide a USD one million in order support Kenya’s efforts to develop a carbon market. I addition, the US will accompany Kenya with technical assistance and analytical capabilities to ensure the integrity and quality of the carbon credits.

Both sides confirmed that the next edition of the US-Africa Nuclear Energy Summit (#USANES2024) will be held in Nairobi in August 2024. The event is timely as several African countries are mulling adding nuclear to their energy mix in the fight against #ClimateChange.

BasiGo Electric Bus

DFC will loan USD 10 million in #EV startup BasiGo which sells or leases electric buses to public transport operators in Kenya. The money will support the #eMobility program in Kenay and facilitate the procurement of buses, batteries and related equipment. In addition, the US State Department will also provide technical assistance worth USD 100,000 to catalyze the #GreenTransition of the transport sector in Kenya.

US firm Virunga Power revealed that it has a pipeline with six hydropower projects in Kenya worth a total of nearly USD 100 million. The projects are expected to be implemented within the next five years and will add some 31 MW which will power mainly rural regions.

Power Africa will provide USD 300,000 to promote #WomenEmpowerment and #GenderEquality in the energy sector.

Finally, to further strengthen partnership in the combat against #ClimateChange, both sides announced the creation of the US-Kenya Climate and Clean Energy Industrial Partnership.