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Current Programs

Emerge Supplier Acceleration Program

Unilever Kenya in partnership with the SME Support Centre is implementing the “Emerge Supplier Acceleration Program” which seeks to increase Unilever’s spend on diverse businesses in select categories. The SECOND COHORT is looking for women-led MSMEs and persons with disabilities in select sectors which include packaging materials, food ingredients, capex maintenance, repairs and operations (MRO) and specific business services.

The criteria and the specific target categories are included in this form. Application deadline is Friday, 25 August 2023.

All terms and conditions included in the marketing materials apply.

Project TWENDE: Transforming Rangelands with Honey


The SME Support Centre has partnered with Conservation International to empower communities in drought-affected regions. In Project TWENDE (Towards Ending Drought Emergencies), our objective is to empower communities in drought-affected regions by supporting enterprises in the honey value chain. We take a holistic approach to address the challenges faced by these communities. Our efforts encompass:

  • Enterprise Development
  • Market Development
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation


Supporting Women Enterprises in Kenya's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL)

We are proud to introduce our collaboration with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in Kenya. This program is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of resilient women enterprises in the dairy and camel meat value chains in the regions of Marsabit and Isiolo.

Our dedicated team provides crucial technical support to these women-led enterprises. Importantly, we work in partnership with local youth identified by the enterprises, ensuring that our interventions have a sustainable, long-lasting impact beyond our direct engagement.

Let’s work together to empower women in the ASAL region, strengthen local economies, and provide better nutrition through sustainable dairy and camel meat value chains. Together, we can create a brighter future for these communities.

Access to Markets: Empowering Kenyan SMEs

Our commitment to bolstering the Kenyan business landscape includes supporting Kenya Climate Ventures (KCV) portfolio SMEs from five key counties. In Bungoma, Nyahururu, Murang’a, Kiambu, Machakos, and Nairobi, we’re actively engaged in helping SMEs develop and actualize detailed sales plans. We work closely with these SMEs, fostering growth, and ensuring that their potential reaches new heights. Let’s work together to create opportunities and unleash the potential of Kenyan entrepreneurs in these thriving communities.

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