Kenya, 2015 – Renewable World,

In late 2015, I was a volunteer for Renewable World in Kenya, and wrote a series of blogs about my time there.  You can find them on Renewable World’s website, here:

1) Arriving in Kenya – 1st Sept 2015

First impressions of a mzungu arriving in Nairobi.

2) Facing the Music – 18th Sept 2015

Describes Nairobi’s nightlife and local perceptions of ‘skewed priorities’ among international NGOs and agencies in Africa.

3) Visit to Lake Victoria – 29th Sept 2015

Describes a visit to several poor communities along the shores of Lake Victoria, to see the difference clean reliable energy was making to their lives.

4) Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa – 21st October 2015

Outlines the importance of community mobilisation, capacity-building and entrepreneurship in tackling poverty, and describes my role in developing Renewable World’s Community Implementation Model.

5) Final Blog from Kenya – 13th Nov 2015

Reflections after a tour of the United Nations regional headquarters in Nairobi and a visit to East Africa’s largest slum, Kibera.

Photo credits: courtesy of Renewable World, taken at various locations in Homa Bay County and Migori County, Kenya, September 2015.