Fact-Finding Mission
Connecting Swiss Cleantech Expertise with Kenya's Private Sector

Connecting Swiss Cleantech Expertise with Kenya's Private Sector

This on-the-ground fact finding mission from 1st -2nd March 2023 to Kenya presents the unique opportunity for Swiss SMEs to introduce their innovative cleantech solutions to stakeholders in the region.

The registration for physical attendance is now closed. You are invited to attend the Race to Net Zero Roundtable virtually.

Following the successful virtual event which brought together Swiss and Kenya’s private sectors on the topic of cleantech, this on-the-ground fact finding mission to Kenya presents the unique opportunity for Swiss SMEs to introduce their innovative solutions to stakeholders in the region. 

Clean technology is a promising and rapidly growing market in Kenya, with sustainable growth being a major focus of Kenya's 2030 development agenda (“Vision 2030”). Swiss companies offer innovative solutions in the clean technology sector. Several such Swiss companies have already been active in Kenya. 

The newly elected President H.E. Ruto in his inauguration speech mentioned that Kenya is on a transition to clean energy that will support jobs, local economies and the sustainable industrialization. He further reiterated that Kenya will lead this endeavor by reaffirming a commitment to transition to 100% clean energy by 2030.

Notably, Kenya boasts extensive renewable resources for solar, hydro, wind and geothermal, making renewable energy and clean technology (including circular economy e.g. Waste Management) particularly promising sectors. As waste continues to pile up on landfills, there is a strong need and opportunity to introduce innovative waste management solutions.

Kenya acts as a gateway into the East African market for many international businesses, in conjunction with the nation's political and institutional stability, geographic position and drive towards cleantech adoption, this presents an opportunity for Swiss companies to enter the East African market.
Given these parameters - a growing demand in Kenya for high-tech solutions in the field of clean technology, the offer of innovative solutions by Swiss companies, and the aforementioned regional drivers for adoption of these innovative solutions – now is an opportune moment to bring Swiss and Kenyan companies together to perform a technological "leap-frog" in Kenya’s cleantech adoption.

This fact-finding mission will take place in the framework of an economic mission to Tanzania and Kenya led by the State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Ms. Helene Budliger Artieda. This economic mission will start off in Dar es Salam on 27 February 2023, then move over to Nairobi in the afternoon of February 28 before heading back to Switzerland in the evening of 2 March 2023

As part of the mission in Kenya, Switzerland Global Enterprise, in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya, will be organizing two dedicated clean-tech breakout sessions with key partners in the region. This will bring together Swiss and Kenyan private sectors to explore the following thematic areas:

  • The Race to Net Zero
  • Waste Management
  • Energy Production
  • Water Management
  • Agriculture


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Target audience Swiss & Liechtenstein Companies
Organizer S-GE, SBH Southern Africa and Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya
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Session 1: Race to Net Zero Roundtable with KEREA (Kenya Renewable Energy Association)

Wednesday, 1 March 2023 Nairobi

The first of these two sessions will be a round-table discussion on the topic of the Race to Net Zero, and will cover the following:

  • Presentation of key findings of a recently produced cleantech report highlighting the current market landscape and opportunities in Kenya.
  • A presentation by S-GE’s Cleantech Cube expert.
  • An opportunity for interactive exchange between Swiss and Kenyan companies and organisations.

Session 2: B2B Meetings arranged by S-GE in collaboration with KEPSA (Kenya Private Sector Alliance)

Thursday, 2 March 2023 Nairobi

Following the roundtable, this session will bring together Swiss and Kenyan companies to a central location to facilitate B2B meetings. These will be set up and tailored to your individual needs by S-GE.

Times indicated are in Kenya time



S-GE Member Gold / CHF 382.-
S-GE Member Silver / CHF 427.-
S-GE Non-Member / CHF 450.-

(prices are excluding Swiss VAT, where applicable)
(S-GE Membership applies to participants of Swiss- or Liechtenstein-based companies, not international subsidiaries)

Included in the S-GE participation fee are:
• Participation in the two cleantech breakout sessions.

Excluded in the S-GE participation fee are:
• All third party costs such as flights, accommodation, local transportation, meals etc.

If you are interested in participating in the Tanzanian component of the Economic Mission, we can organize a bespoke activity in the country. Please contact us and we would be happy to present a non-binding proposal.

Please note that each request for participation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis taking into account logistical constraints as well as sectorial representativeness.


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