Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution Programme

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Mananasi Fibre:  An innovative start-up with a gender-friendly workplace ethic

Mananasi Fibre is a start-up based in Thika, Kenya that takes a “hands-on” approach to innovation.  The company’s mission is to transform discarded pineapple leaves into textile-grade fibres, nutrient-rich compost and soil-enhancing products.   Mananasi kicked off site implementation in July 2023 with the help of grant funding from the SMEP Programme.  The focus has been on testing and refining the technologies, …

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SMEP Call for Concepts for solutions to manufacturing pollution in East Africa closes on Thursday, September 15th, 2022

The SMEP Call for Concepts for Piloting solutions that address manufacturing pollution in East Africa opened on July 18th 2022; the deadline for submitting concepts is Thursday, September 15th, 2022, at 13:00 GMT.   All concepts for solutions that show potential for uptake and scaling to address pollution generated by the manufacturing sector will be …

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Call for Concepts for Piloting solutions that address manufacturing pollution in East Africa

The SMEP Call for Concepts for Piloting solutions that address manufacturing pollution in East Africa opened on July 18th 2022, and will close on September 15th 2022, at 13:00 GMT. SMEP seeks to fund concepts that pilot innovative investible pollution mitigation concepts that create viable business cases around the following thematic areas: Concepts that contribute …

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