Green entrepreneurship on the rise in Kenya

Launched in November 2012 through the ILO-YEF partnership, this annual Business Plan Competition in Kenya attracted 183 entries spread across 4 categories. The overall winner, Michael Odhiambo, came from the green and ecological category. Michael is the head of Takawiri, a community-based organization in Kisumu with 24 members. The company produces paper-based products like envelopes and gift bags from hyacinth; a weed harvested manually from the Lake Victoria.

News | 19 March 2013