JKUAT Breaks Ground for Mini-Grid Installation in Olderkesi

JKUAT Breaks Ground for Mini-Grid Installation in Olderkesi

After several months of consultations and co-creation with the Olderkesi community members, Narok County government and other stakeholders, the Sustainable Energies, Entrepreneurship and Development (SEED) Project has finally broken ground. This gives a green light for the installation of a 12 Kwp mini-grid plant, that will see the community members, who are otherwise currently off-grid, access to renewable energy and consequently entrepreneurial opportunities. The ground-breaking event commenced with the transfer of various mini-grid technologies and equipment from the University Main Campus in Juja, to Olderkesi Trading Centre in Narok West Constituency. The project, domiciled under… Continue reading →

Renewable Energy Set to Transform Lives in Olderkesi, Narok

Electricity being an essential part of modern life and vital for economic growth, JKUAT in collaboration with Kenya Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) has endeavored to provide Olderkesi, a marginalized town in Narok County, with clean renewable energy. Electricity being an essential part of modern life and vital for economic growth, JKUAT in collaboration with Kenya Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) has endeavored to provide Olderkesi, a marginalized town in Narok County, with clean renewable energy. Under the auspices of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funded Project, Sustainable Energies, Entrepreneurship… Continue reading →

JKUAT SEED Centre Hosts first International Scholar

JKUAT SEED Centre Hosts first International Scholar

In an endeavor to implement the JKUAT-TUM (Technical University of Munich) international collaboration enshrined in the German Academic Exchange Service Program (DAAD), the SEED center welcomed its first international scholar from the Technical University of Munich. The collaboration, whose core purpose is “to offer higher education at the intersection of sustainable energies and entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development”, creates opportunities for the SEED center to liaise with international students in data collection, foster knowledge transfer and engage in on-site research activities. In partnership with Mr. Joel Garland, the SEED center Kenya embarked on a data collection… Continue reading →

SEED Centre Draws Sustainability Roadmap in Olderkesi

As the countdown to the installation of a min-grid plant at the remote Olderkesi location in Narok County draws near, a team from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), and the Narok County Directorate of Co-operatives gathered at Olderkesi to facilitate the final training and the awarding of a Co-operative Certificate of registration to the community members.Read more

Towards Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship in Rural Kenya

Lying somewhere between the Loita/Ngurman hills and the Maasai Mara National Reserve, is the remote but mesmerizing, idyllic and serene Olderkesi location in Narok West sub-county, approximately 100 kilometers from Narok town. At slightly over 20 kilometers from the closest powered small town of Naikarra, Olderkesi shopping Centre is completely off the national grid, and the hospitable Maasai community that call this place home have no sustainable access to electricity. Read more