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National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND) is a State Corporation established by the Environmental Management and Coordination Act of 1999. Our mandate is “To facilitate research intended to further the requirements of environmental management, capacity building, environmental awards, environmental publications, scholarships and grants”. NETFUND’s vision is “Sustainable financing available for environmental management in Kenya”. Our mission is “To mobilize, manage and avail resources for; environmental awards, capacity building, research and publications, scholarships and grants in Kenya.”… Read More
NETFUND with the support of the Government of Kenya and development partners has invested in the following projects.
In the previous strategic period, 2015-2018, NETFUND developed more than 60 green businesses that have transformed more than 80,000 lives directly, through the provision of clean drinking water, clean and renewable energy, and has increased climate resiliency for more than 20,000 smallholder farmers in the country.
In our next strategic period 2018-2023, NETFUND has set out an ambitious plan aimed at building up a diversified pool of funding resources from international development partners and national budgets. We aim to finance environmental research and capacity building projects and initiatives in biodiversity conservation, pollution control, waste management, resource efficient and clean production and the restoration of forests and vital ecosystems.
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Kenya has launched a strategic plan to provide a roadmap for Kenya’s transition to a green economy. The Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (GESIP) sets Kenya's transition to a
Lake Victoria is covered by islands of water hyacinth that potentially chokes out any living organisms in the lake. This weed hinders fishing activities and is the cause of an
Mihuti village in Murang’a County is like any other rural village in Kenya. Households still use kerosene lamps for lighting and fuel wood for cooking. Since most residents practice subsistence
The high cost of household energy like LPG has made many Kenyans resort to charcoal as their main source of cooking energy. Paul Kairu identified the gap in energy needs
Alex Kiplimo received hands on experience from his grandfather who apprenticed him in the jua kali sector. Even without a formal education, Kiplimo managed to flourish in the trade. He
Upon graduating from Kenyatta University, George Mochu found it extremely challenging to find employment in the city. He had always envisioned a white collar job after his Bachelor’s degree in
Our Programmes have far-reaching impact. The following numbers provide a snap-shot of this impact and a summary of our efforts so far.