The latest round of facilitating the transfer of climate technologies in East Africa forum took place from 5-7 April in Nairobi, Kenya.
The forum was attended by leading East African organisations pioneering the improvement of agriculture and food production, and clean water supply in East Africa.
It was organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the Climate Technology Centre and Network, in cooperation with Kenya Climate Innovation Centre, Africa Agricultural Technology Foundation, and Strathmore University Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, with the support of the Japan Patent Office.
The objective of the forum was to hold high level discussions around technology transfer and climate change adaptation and mitigation, to facilitate matchmaking between agriculture and water technology seekers from sub-Saharan Africa and technology providers, and to link climate change goals with business contribution.
Building resilient economies
Green technologies have been identified as key to building resilient economies in developing countries. The event brought together thought leaders who shared valuable insights with green technology seekers, technology providers, financiers and other development partners that are working to build a greener world.
By harnessing science to reduce water and pesticide usage, and to pioneer greener modern farming, East Africa is leading the way in boosting agricultural productivity.
Investing in pioneering agri-tech and water projects like these is a win-win position for Kenya and the rest of Africa as these technologies will improve food production and create businesses and jobs around the country.