Your compass for sustainability markets

With considerable market and stakeholder overviewquality consulting and hands-on services the Competence Center Energy and Environment is on the one hand the compass for German companies and institutions targetting the promising East African markets for sustainable technologies - bioenergy, solar energy, energy efficiency, fresh water supply and waste water treatment. On the other hand it provides a joint function for East African enterprises to connect to Germany to assess knowledge and technology in the respective sectors. 

Special emphasis is put on

  • Research and publication of detailed market studiessubsector analysis and the provision of individual fact-finding missions;
  • Overview of existing and planned activities in the bioenergy, solar energy and energy efficiency sectors;
  • Constant liaising with relevant public and private institutions in the sectors of renewable energy and water for keeping track of relevant developments and initiatives;
  • Overview of relevant stakeholders in the private, public, and institutional sphere including the identification and the assessment of potential clients and business partners;
  • Measures to sensitize the target markets and the provision of platforms including match-making, workshops and trainings, representation at trade fairs;
  • Support in acquiring adequate public and private project funding opportunities.


Mr. Andreas Kaiser

Head of Competence Center Energy and Environment

+254 20 6633 000
+254 724 561 682
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This position is supported by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM). CIM is a joint operation of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the International Placement Services (ZAV) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA). 

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Mr. Thilo Vogeler

Project Manager

+254 20 6633 108
+254 791 398 159
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Ms. Valerie Leisten

Project Manager

+254 663 3 109
+254 706 642 246
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