Quercus Kenya

Quercus Group set up office in Nairobi in November 2013. We believe we can help make a difference and contribute to the realisation of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the green growth agenda.

At a Glance

Kenya has one of the most dynamic economies in Africa and is working hard to achieve the goals set out in the country’s long-term development blueprint - Vision 2030. The country is, however, facing a number of pressing economic, environmental and social challenges which all need to be addressed to pave the way to becoming a globally competitive green economy.

 

Quercus Group set up office in Nairobi in November 2013. Since the inception, our Kenyan-Danish team has worked on establishing a network of local stakeholders amongst public, private and knowledge institutions, as well as identifying potential key areas on which to focus our efforts, areas where we believe we can help make a difference and thus contribute to the realisation of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the green growth agenda.

Context

With great insights into the Kenyan market and extensive experience in internationalisation projects, Quercus Group acts as a liaison between Danish and Kenyan organisations. 

Through our engagement with local knowledge institutions, communities and county governments, we have identified an untapped opportunity within the Kenyan market. There is a potential to pursue a development pathway that would create green jobs, accelerate poverty reduction, support sustainable growth and restore environmental health and quality. An inclusive and equitable green growth path requires the maximisation of benefits from natural resources while minimising social and environmental costs and risks.

Our clients for projects in Kenya are both international investors, businesses and entrepreneurs with an interest in the Kenyan market as well as  the local government, business community, counties and constituencies. Quercus Group is working to assist local governments in converting their demands and political requirements into sustainable regional development projects.

Get in touch

Mariam Njoroge

Mariam is Country Manager in Kenya at Quercus Group, with a background from UNIDO and extensive network in both the public and private sectors.

Michael Rottbøll

Michael is Partner and CFO at Quercus Group with a background in sustainable agricultural development. 

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We Offer

Quercus Group services for the Kenyan market are especially designed and co-created with local actors to provide the most value for the country's development.

Both public and private actors can benefit of Quercus Group's mix of local and international experience in areas such as cleantech, energy supply, water, agribusiness. We offer:

For Kenyan stakeholders:

  • Facilitation of Public-Private Partnerships

  • Identification of financial models and potential sources of funding

  • Danish market insights through assisted delegation visits 

  • Support to local value chains through Danish-Kenyan B2B projects

  • Facilitation of innovation platforms

  • Training and capacity building in Public Private Partnerships, Green Growth and Cluster Development

For international stakeholders:

  • On-the-ground assistance for Danish clusters and businesses requiring market analyses, feasibility studies, follow-up on delegation visits, or someone looking for a local presence to maintain and manage dialogues, projects, relationships and opportunities in local counties

  • Facilitation of innovation platforms between Kenyan and Danish actors to find solutions to concrete challenges within cleantech (e.g. energy supply), agribusinesss (e.g. food security), energy supply, lighting and water (e.g. waste water management)

  • Direct access to local decision makers on county level, private sector (SME bases, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Kenya Climate Innovation Center) and institutional investors (LapTrust, IFU and KfW)

  • Assistance in establishing an office or production plant in Kenya and support in mapping business opportunities in the area

  • Meaningful business delegations and support in entering a specific industry.

Our Focus
The Opportunity

Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Quercus Group and Kenya's Ministry of Industrialisation and Enterprise Development

 

In November 2015, Quercus Group and the Kenyan Ministry of Industrialisation and Enterprise Development  signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Kenya’s Green Growth development.

 

Based on the MoU, Quercus Group will act as an advisor for Kenyan government institutions and key stakeholders laying out the path towards Green Growth.

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