As part of the follow-up mechanisms for Tokyo International conference on African Development (TICAD), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) jointly developed a regional project “Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Industrial Development in Egypt, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa”.
In Kenya the project is implemented in close collaboration with the Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre (KNCPC) and UNIDO . The project focuses on inclusive and sustainable growth of industry in Africa by promoting the application of Green Industry (GI) policy instruments, practices and techniques as a means for achieving low carbon and climate resilient development in the Kenyan tea and sugar sub-sectors.
The Kenya National Cleaner Production Center (KNCPC) is registered as a Trust within the Government’s Ministry of Trade and Industry. It was founded by the Government of Kenya through the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in July 2000 under the Country Co-operation Framework of (1999-2003) between the Kenyan Government and United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
"To be a Centre of excellence in Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production in Eastern Africa".
To build national capacity for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production application in enterprises through awareness creation, training, project implementation, and policy advice for increased enterprise productivity and sound environmental management.