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Trace Kenya Group


Project Details


Trace has successfully won several Global awards including The Staying Alive Awards 2011, RSSAF Green Grant Award 2012 and the United States African Development Foundation Award for social innovation 2014. The organisation has successfully mobilized funds, resources, pro bono expertise and donations in kind from numerous well established organizations including USADF, MTV Staying Alive Foundation (UK), Restless Development (UK), Rhodes Scholars Southern Africa Forum (UK), NDUME Agricultural Engineering Ltd, UNHABITAT, World Vision, Self Help Africa, National Council for Churches of Kenya, Pembroke School, Total, Barclays bank, Equity Bank and KCB Foundation. Trace has solid recognition of relevant Government agencies namely: County Government of Nakuru, Youth Enterprise Development Fund, Uwezo Fund, National Environment Management Authority and the National Youth Service College Gilgil.


The Co Founders have been nominated for several International awards. Hope Mwanake was selected for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) 2014 (Currently known as the Mandela Washington Fellowship where more than 50,000 young people applied!). She pursued an Entrepreneurship Training Course at the Prestigious Yale University hosted by the Yale World Fellow Program. She received the Austrian Development Agency Scholarship Award 2011 that facilitated her to pursue the Joint Masters degree in Environmental Science at UNESCO IHE in the Netherlands, Boku University in Austria and Egerton University in Kenya. In 2010 she was selected for the Presidential Gold award for young people by Former President Hon. Mwai Kibaki.

Kevin Mureithi received the Netherlands Fellowship Programme that enabled him to pursue his Masters Degree in Environmental Science at UNESCO IHE in the Netherlands. This year 2014, he was shortlisted as the Top Finalists for the best business ideas among NUFFIC and NICHE sponsored African students at the prestigious annual AFRICAWORKS Conference in Leiden, The Netherlands. He attended the 2014 World Water Week Conference in Stockholm where he worked as an assistant for the seminars, side events, workshops, exhibitions and the Famous awards, Stockholm Water Prize and the Stockholm Junior Prize. Kevin is also pursuing the Clean Tech Launch Pad Course in Entrepreneurship at Technical University of Delft facilitated by leading Professors in Innovation and Design, Prof. Frido Smulders and Marc Meyer from Northestern University.