Situating local capabilities in local content requirements discussions: the case of Kenya’s renewable energy
Policy makers and stakeholders around the globe have made concerted efforts to support adoption of renewable energy technologies through using a variety of policy tools and incentives all aimed at accelerating access of energy. One such policy tool is the local content requirements (LCRs). The IREK project explores how local policy issues influence adoption of renewable energy (solar and wind) in Kenya. Specifically, it focuses on what local policies are needed to maximize up-take of capability building by firms and individuals as well as creating jobs and income generation. This briefing note aims to discuss the role of local capabilities in local content requirements discussions in relation to renewable energy in Kenya.