SETA provides institutional capacity development support to the Ministry of Energy and County Governments for the sustainable energy sector in Kenya in the identification, planning and implementation of renewable energy, energy access and energy efficiency projects.

Although the support will be provided primarily to MoE and the County Governments, private companies and civil society organisations working in the energy sector will also benefit from the support.


Support to National Government and COG

SETA provides Technical Assistance to all 47 Counties in the areas of County Energy Plans Development and implementation.

Support to County Governments

SETA provides Technical Assistance to all 47 Counties in the areas of County Energy Plans Development and implementation.

Support to Private Sector

Engaging private sector energy actors to stimulate economic development and public engagement on access to energy and inclusion of women, youth, Persons with Disabilities and other marginalized groups.

Civil Society Support

SETA will build the capacity of the civil society as key actors in SEforAll Action Agenda the energy access through increasing CSOs awareness and knowledge on the energy sector and the SE4ALL targets at national and county level

Gender Mainstreaming

Mainstreaming gender perspectives in Kenya’s national energy policy, budgeting, planning and project management and implementation is critical in ensuring the effectiveness of not only the energy programs, but also all development activities that involve energy use. The SETA project will contribute to enhancing the capacity of staff at the National and County Governments, and other stakeholders and players to formulate/implement gender responsive programs and projects that ensure the participation of women, men, Youth and all special groups, and their benefit from all energy initiatives. A special emphasis of the project wil be Supporting the implementation of the gender policy in the Ministry of Energy and the other energy agencies under the ministry.


There are 5 programmes (4 + 1 crosscutting Gender) and four major phases:

1. Inception
2. Building the fundamental blocks for more inclusive planning
3. Supporting development of inclusive and integrated plans
4. Supporting implementation of inclusive and integrated projects (consolidation)

September 2020 - May 2021


September 2020 - May 2021

June 2021 - October 2021

The Building Blocks Phase

  • MoE and Sagas and Council of Governors(COG) focus on INEP, on data access and governance on MoE energy strategy (bioenergy and EE) and Cross sectoral energy nexuses
  • County Basic Training Program (BTP) for Counties energy practitioners for National Mentoring experts ‘group and Buy-in activities
  • PS-CSOs How to contribute to INEP and how to voice the end-users
  • Gendergrounding the Energy Policy in Energy in the national and County institutions

November 2021 - November 2023

Inclusive and integrated Planning Phase

  • MoE: How to support counties in their planning, training on project implementation and financing and national strategy implementation at county level
  • Counties: Advanced Training Program for a first wave of 12 counties and development of a national reference case
  • PSOs and CSOs: Contribution the county planning activities
  • Gender: avoiding gender neutrality in the ongoing planning process in the counties

November 2021 - November 2023

October 2022 - August 2023

Consolidation Phase

  • MoE SAGAs and CoG: lessons learnt and further actions and tools and cooperation with the Counties in implementing RE, Bioenergy and EE and conservation
  • Counties:further support for finalizing and implementing CEPs and projects
  • PSOs and CSOs: capacity development for better support in implementing the energy programmes
  • Gender: operationalizing the gender E&M with opportunity to specific interventions when identified or needed.