An incubation program supporting ecopreneurs in Kenya

The Restoration Factory is an innovative incubation program aiming at supporting Kenyan eco-entrepreneurs developing restoration projects. 

Program partners

Local Implementing Partners

What is the Restoration Factory?

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and Bridge for Billions, along with the support of Partnerships For Forests (P4F), join forces to create an incubation program that will support up to 50 enterprises with the potential to restore natural ecosystems.

The Restoration Factory has been created to support the emergence of commercially-viable, community-inclusive and climate-resilient businesses that restore ecosystems and preserve landscapes. The program seeks to attract projects that show robust revenue generation perspectives and ambition to reach a critical mass. We aim to build a diverse and attractive cohort demonstrating commercial potential and wide adoption of nature-positive business models.

We are looking for early-stage enterprises putting restoration efforts at the heart of their business model and operations across the following value chains


High-Value Crops and Ingredients used for medicinal purposes
Vegetation and Livestock products
Upcycling of Waste


Watershed Services

Why participate?

Methodology and structure

Our program follow a step-by-step methodology, which allows you to work directly on your business and make the most important decisions, as well as visualize your financial projections or your growth and impact plan for the next years.

Find your mentor

You’ll be partnered with a professional to personally guide you, with whom you will have weekly video call sessions. This way, you can have an external point of view while you validate your project and advance in key aspects to define your business and its potential.

Learn more about our methodology here.

Experts on restoration

In addition to your personal mentor, you'll join group sessions to learn even more about the restoration sector, and network with other budding entrepreneurs.

A hybrid online and offline program

Collaborate from anywhere at any time through our online platform; at the same time your Program Managers will be Kenyan organizations and you will be able to access their facilities regularly along the program.

Build your own executive summary

The platform offers a learn-by-doing approach inspired by the most recent entrepreneurship methodologies and you'll get to generate your own Executive Summary in PDF format, a document you can share with potential investors, co-founders, etc.

Note this is an equity-free incubation program.

Global Community

Become a part of a supportive global community of founders that share resources and harness challenges together.

This program is perfect for you if...


Apply before May 31st, 2022

Submit your application
Submit your application

Until May 31st, 2022

Tell us more about yourself and your venture by submitting your application below. Our team will evaluate the applications and will select the participants for this edition.

Apply now here!

Selection process
Selection process

June 8th to June 24th, 2022

There will be a 3-step selection process: screening, pre-selecting* and interviews, and final selecting of the cohort participants.

*During the pre-selecting process, the shortlisted projects will participate in a trial period before the final ventures are selected.

Pair up with your mentor
Pair up with your mentor

June 29th to July 13th, 2022

Take part in our matching process! You will have the opportunity to meet online with volunteer mentors, both local and international. Once you have met several of them, both you and the mentors will submit your rankings in order to let us know who you think will be the best fit for your project's needs. Based on the rankings, we will make the best mentor-mentee pairs.

Start the program!
Start the program!

July 13th to December 28th, 2022

Welcome! Now you are ready to begin a 6-month incubation period to continue developing your business.

  • Follow an online curriculum with 8 modules to build a robust value proposition and business strategy for your restoration venture.
  • Meet weekly with your personal mentor on one-to-one online sessions to get a fresh perspective and make sure you're in the right direction.
  • Attend online and offline group meetings to meet fellow founders and work on the soft and business skills needed to grow as an entrepreneur.
  • Attend the technical sessions in your domain.

Questions about the program?

Do you have any other questions?

 Connect directly with Afia, Program Manager of the Restoration Factory Program.