SCODE (Sustainable Community Development services) is a community based organization started in the year 1996 whose aim is to enable people in Kenya especially the poor, to improve their quality of life by adopting technologies and approaches that are environmental friendly and contribute towards sustainable development.

An important part of SCODE’s work is lobbying for best practices and influencing their adoption through sharing information on its experiences, approaches and lessons. This has been to a greater extent, achieved through trainings and seminars and participating in national and regional networks.

SCODE has a longstanding reputation in the formulation and implementation of community-focused renewable energy and climate change adaptation projects.

The organization has two key programmes which work with groups, individuals and institutions through training, technology testing, extension and networking. The programmes are:

Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) which focuses on the conservation & sustainable utilization of renewable energy resources to reduce Indoor air pollution enhance food security and improve income of both men and women.

Sustainable land use management (SLUM) which aims at improving food security and income levels of small scale men and women farmers through the adoption of low external input environment friendly technologies and approaches.’

If you need change – lets use this as the donate button (where there are various options; buy a product from the online shop for someone else, donate cash for the work we doing, support an activity will are doing e.g. training or awareness creation, volunteer skills in the areas we work in)

Become a member– lets use this to collect info on; projects we can partner in, an issue/gap you have seen that we can address, a project that is already running and SCODE can engage with


SCODE envisions itself to be the leading NGO in the promotion and development of the most efficient and effective cleaner energy technologies and sustainable land use approaches for sustainable livelihoods for both men and women


SCODE exists to facilitate adoption of cleaner energy technologies and sustainable land use approaches through capacity building, market development and applied research for enhanced livelihoods of both men and women

Core Values

  • Professionalism with a passion to the environment
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Service to the community
  • Gender Equity