Green hydrogen (GH2) is key to Kenya’s strategy to achieve a 100% renewable energy mix by 2030. Kenya’s position as a regional leader in innovation as well as key support from the government and development partners are strong assets for growth in this sector. Yet, the participation of local entrepreneurs and innovators and the development of startups in this sector are still limited.
Therefore, Endeva’s ii2030 Green Hydrogen (GH2) edition is set to explore the GH2 system in Kenya and co-create solutions to implement the country’s GH2 strategy in an inclusive manner. Specifically, ii2030 focuses on the role of digital entrepreneurs and local innovators along the green hydrogen value chain.
Endeva uses a unique methodology anchored by key stakeholders to achieve system change. Results of past editions show that it works. Click here to learn more about previous ii2030 editions.
The Green Hydrogen edition has identified the following enablers and inhibitors in Kenya as a starting point for our system exploration:
- The nature of multi-stakeholder involvement in the sector and leveraging financial and institutional support on the macro level: Despite high-level interest and support from the government, international organisations and development partners, there is a lack of coordination and advancement of applied research, practical skills and new business models for startups.
- Kenya’s innovative commercial spirit and strong entrepreneurial ecosystem and how it can be better harnessed for the emergence of new companies.
- The need for greater awareness and understanding of green hydrogen and its real or perceived risks within the private sector and for the general population.
We invite you to join the process! We will have two online expert consultations on March 7th and 21st (afternoon Kenyan time). Let us know if you are part of the Kenyan GH2 ecosystem and would like to join our discussions about the sector’s future! Write to Samantha (email@example.com) to join our curated expert group.
The ii2030: Green Hydrogen in Africa edition is powered by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and realised in close collaboration with the MAKE-IT programme run by the German Agency for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ).