GIZ Kenya is implementing an initiative for ‘promoting market development and access to improved cookstoves (ICS) in Kenya’ under the Energising Development Kenya (EnDev Kenya) portfolio. The initiative targets to build the capacity and professionalise local stove production enterprises with regards to improving stove production processes for stoves and stove components (e.g. ceramic liners) including fabrication and assembly processes. The support shall comprise provision of hardware (e.g. machines, tools, equipment & basic infrastructure) and related technical assistance. In addition, business development support services shall be provided to eligible enterprises.
The professionalisation is targeting Kenyan stove production enterprises in the informal sector (Jua Kali sector), cottage industry (home-based production) and micro and small-scale stove production enterprises, which produce improved biomass stoves (Improved Cookstoves) for firewood and charcoal. These could be individuals, groups, sole proprietors, partnerships, and companies.
Call for EoIs (Window 1)
GIZ is calling for EoIs from stove production enterprises to formally apply to participate in the professionalisation process. In order to express interest, GIZ is first inviting interested eligible enterprises to register and participate in regional sensitisation workshops. An orientation on the professionalization approach, application process, eligibility& selection criteria and submission timelines will be done in the workshops.
Registration for the regional workshops
To register for the regional workshops, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800721078 or 0800721079, toll free numbers, sharing the following details: contact details (names, phone number); county, enterprise name; and types of stoves produced. Note that you will be required to provide consent for sharing your personal details for registration purposes.
These workshops are scheduled for June to July 2021 for only those who will register. Specific dates and venues to be communicated to those who register subject and in compliance to Government Covid-19 pandemic containment measures.
IMPORTANT: Only those who participate in the workshops shall be eligible to respond to the EOI. Registration deadline is 5pm, 21st May 2021