Unemployment and under-employment is one of the greatest problems affecting the Kenyan society today. The most affected being the youth and women. This problem can partially be attributed to over dependence on external technologies and products to meet our local demands, despite the great potential amongst the country’s populace to offer local innovative ideas, technologies and products to meet the local needs.
This over reliance on foreign based technologies creates jobs outside the country, leaving most of the young people in the country without jobs and impoverished. One of the best ways to change this trend is by encouraging local innovators to come up with local solutions to meet local needs and demands. The availability of local innovators who have limited market connectivity is an opportunity that this project intends to address. In addition, there is also a need to make sure that the innovative ideas are refined through the incubation process to meet market standards and demands. This will contribute to the creation of green job opportunities for the urban/rural poor, thus alleviating extreme poverty especially in urban slums, and in turn protecting and reducing environmental degradation.
NETFUND’s bottom-line is the promotion of self-regulation and economic growth in environmental management. In this regard NETFUND aspires to support the development of 100 Green companies by 2025 with at least one company having an average turnover of Kenya shillings 100 million, and a staff portfolio of 50 - 100. In doing this, NETFUND anticipates it will impact tens of thousands of lives directly and indirectly.
The fulfillment of these ambitious goals will require significant resources.
Every support we receive will go towards creating a pool of resources that will make our dream of promoting self-regulation and economic growth in environmental management a reality.