Chebet Lesan

Country representing

Kenya

Languages

English
Swahili

Education

  • University of Nairobi
  • Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design

Current organisation

BrightGreen Renewable Energy

Current role

Founder & CEO

Skills and Expertise

Climate change

Areas of interest

Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

As BrightGreen Renewable Energy CEO, I manage company activities through a young empowered team. BrightGreen's key achievements include: 1.Addressing indoor air pollution: BrightGreen has produced and distributed over 100 tonnes of fuel briquettes directly impacting over 300 households. 2.Improving quality of lives and environment: Working with our local government, BrightGreen has collected over 120 tonnes of waste from Nairobi. 3.Fighting deforestation: BrightGreen’s eco-friendly fuel is replacing wood from trees as a source of energy. At the 100-tonne mark of eco-fuel briquettes, BrightGreen has saved over 800 tonnes of trees in Kenya forests. 4.Job creation: BrightGreen has trained and hired over 10 youth to work in its multi process production line. 5. Spreading impact: To create awareness, BrightGreen has formed key partnerships with local partners and government organizations including KEFRI, KWS, NACOSTI and YDF in development and exhibition of innovative products. 6.Promoting local innovation: All our machines are designed and fabricated by Kenya youth groups and are made from recycled metal. All raw materials are recyclables sourced from Kenya. 7.Promotion of clean cooking: BrightGreen is in early development stages of partnership with leading improved cookstoves suppliers in Kenya. Through collaboration of eco- friendly briquettes and cookstove suppliers, BrightGreen aims to maximize on a positive environmental impact 8.Regional Development: BrightGreen continues to forge partnerships with neighbouring countries including Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Congo Brazzaville to replicate waste to fuel business models and increase availability of green fuels in those areas.. 9.International Intergration: BrightGreen has created internship opportunities for both local and international students including University of California Davis, MIT, Rutgers University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology