The Energy Desk offers its services along the whole energy value chain, including generation, transmission, distribution and energy efficiency. At the moment a special perspective is put on Kenya and Tanzania. Nonetheless, upon individual requests other East African markets can be assessed.

Services include

  • Consulting on market entry and business development strategy (taking into account German export promotion programs and possibly programs in the realm of German economic development cooperation);
  • Analysing target markets and respective sub-sectors;
  • Identifying potential business partners and clients;
  • Organizing individual fact-finding missions;
  • Providing platforms for German companies to promote their expertise and specific solutions, i.e. in experts’ dialogues, roundtables, seminars, conferences, b2b settings;
  • Facilitating business trips of German companies to Kenya and the East Africa region but also business trips of East African enterprises to Germany;
  • Supporting the acquisition of 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). 


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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