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Launched in 2021, The Power Dialogue is a bi-monthly power podcast that gives the mic to pioneers, innovators and outliers who make a lot possible through their professional contribution.
Episode 013: Norah Magero, first Kenyan to win Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
On #internationalwomensday, I had the the immense honour of sitting down with a special guest Eng. Norah Magero, who is without a doubt one among the most trailblazing women in technology globally. If the list of accolades she has to her name won't humble you, her plans for the near future definately would. Eng. Norah most recently became the first Kenyan and only the second woman to win the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation by the Royal Academy of Engineering! Cheers to Norah, and all women proving that leadership indeed knows no gender.E
Episode 012: Basigo: Is Kenya warming up to Electric Vehicles?
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the matatu industry generates over Sh200 billion in annual revenue with about 70% of Kenyans relying on matatus.
Seeking to tap this market, Basigo, is a mobility startup revolutionizing Nairobi matatu culture while racing to clean public transport in Kenya and addressing the urgency of the climate crisis. Better yet, the company seeks to shore up demand of renewable energy sources by strategically charging its fleet at night so as to recharge with clean and renewable energy. Renewable energy sources account for nearly 90% of the electricity generation in Kenya and is sourced mostly from geothermal, wind and hydro modes of generation.
Courtesy of a Pay-As-You-Drive financing solution, 15 buses are set to hit the road in the next few weeks, Basigo has a target to have 100 buses on Kenyan roads by the end of the year and 1,000 buses operating by the end of 2025. In this episode, I speak to serial entrepreneur and Basigo’s Chief Revenue Officer Moses Nderitu on the case for emobility.The company is looking at Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania & Ethiopia for potential expansion. In our next video, we celebrate leading women in tech ! Stay tuned!
Episode 011 : Highlights of Kenya’s Power Sector in 2022 & 2023
Change in administration and policy landscape are some of the factors shaping the power sector in Kenya at this time. Sustainability continues to take prominence in decision-making at all levels, in comes geothermal as the busload, soaring popularity of electric vehicles and bikes as well as retirement of thermal plants.
In this episode, we speak to Eric Mwangi, Financial Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Energy and Eng. Isaac Ndereva of the Electricity Consumers Association.
Episode 010 : Leading With Power - Rebecca Miano (Part 4 of 4)
In this episode we continue our conversation with KenGen PLC's MD & CEO Rebecca Miano. In the last of the four-part series, focus is on Rebecca Miano's leadership at the helm of KenGen with emphasis on a geothermal-led strategy as well as innovation. And, what next for the Iron Lady of the power sector in Kenya. #ThePowerDialogue #EnergyThatEmpowers #SDG7 #EnergyTransition #WomenOfPower
Episode 009 : Leading With Power - Rebecca Miano (Part 3 of 4)
In this episode we continue our conversation with KenGen PLC's MD & CEO Rebecca Miano. In the third of the four-part series, focus is on Rebecca Miano's truth and when exactly she made the decision to pursue the top job at KenGen. #ThePowerDialogue #EnergyThatEmpowers #SDG7 #EnergyTransition
Episode 008 : Leading With Power - Rebecca Miano (Part 2 of 4)
In this episode we continue our conversation with KenGen PLC's MD & CEO Rebecca Miano. In the second of the four-part series, focus is on KenGen's diversification strategy and winning amidst the pandemic. #ThePowerDialogue #EnergyThatEmpowers #SDG7