This partnership brings together international technology company KOKO Networks with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to expand the range of clean energy appliances that can be served by KOKO’s existing bio-ethanol cooking fuel distribution network in Greater Nairobi. The partnership covers all phases of the new product development cycle: user research, conceptual design, piloting, mass production, and market launch.
In line with KOKO and DFAT’s shared objectives, the partnership places strong emphasis on delivering significant social (including gender) and environmental impact through technological innovation. Products that are developed through the partnership will eventually be launched into markets across Africa.
The partnership will help KOKO accelerate the development of scalable and replicable new clean energy solutions for households in East Africa and beyond. For households, the new solutions will enable cheaper access to energy, and drive major environmental benefits as customers transition away from dirty fuels.