Mentor entrepreneurs developing businesses that restore ecosystems throughout Kenya

Make a difference by mentoring Kenyan entrepreneurs developing commercially-viable, community-inclusive companies and climate resilient businesses.

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 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.

Why participate?

Make an impact

Be part of the restoration revolution by supporting early-stage ventures in their journey to creating a positive environmental, economic and social impact across Kenya.

Learn to mentor as you go

Connect with the entrepreneur behind the project you are most interested in. As a mentor, you'll be provided with a clear structure and regular check-ins. Our program blends a robust online content with weekly mentorship sessions between you and your mentee to truly create successful companies.

Learn more about our methodology here.

Develop your skills

Develop your hard and soft skills to become a great mentor: past participants report increasing their listening, leadership, coaching abilities, critical thinking as well as business skills.

Anytime, anywhere

Our program can be 100% online for mentors. Collaborate from anywhere at any time through our online platform. No barriers, limits, or excuses: just internet connection.

Get a certificate

Upon completing the 6 months mentoring, you will earn a certificate recognizing all the skills you've developed on the way and the meaningful impact you've had.

Become part of our community

Be part of a community of like-minded earth champions building solutions for today's restoration problems. Keep in touch with other mentors like you supporting entrepreneurs worldwide!

Selection Criteria:


Apply before June 12th, 2022.

Submit your application
Submit your application

Until June 12th, 2022

Tell us about yourself, your experience and profile. The more details you can give us, the better. 

Apply now here!

Selection process and training
Selection process and training

During June

If you are one of the selected mentors, you will be invited to participate in a training session to welcome you to the incubation program. In this space, we will cover your role as a mentor, the use of the online incubation platform, the role of the local Entrepreneurship Support Organization and much more!

Pair up with a project
Pair up with a project

End of June - Beginning of July

Take part in our matching process! You will have the opportunity to meet online with different entrepreneurs. Once you have met several entrepreneurs, both you and them will send us your rankings in order to let us know who you want to work with. After that, we will make the best mentor-mentee pairs.

Questions about the program?

Do you have any other questions?

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