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Evans Wadongo

Evans Wadongo

Evans is a Co-founder at GreenWize Energy, which is advancing cutting edge African designed renewable energy solutions in Sub Saharan Africa. He is also the founder of Sustainable Development For All, that has helped lift thousands of mostly rural people out of poverty. 

He is also the Chairman of Wadson Ventures, an angel impact investment firm working with promising African startups. 

Wadongo grew up in a rural village in western Kenya before earning a BSc Honours in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

At 19, he designed the first-ever African designed solar lamp, dubbed MwangaBora®.

Evans has received various global awards including CNN Hero, Outstanding Social Entrepreneur in Africa, Pan Commonwealth Youth Award and the Mikhail Gorbachev Award for Man Who Changed the World. He has been named among Africa’s 30 under 30 best young entrepreneurs by Forbes, listed among top 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review, named among 20 Men who will shape the next 20 years by UK's Esquire magazine, among other awards.  

He is also a 2014 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow and was a Torch Bearer at the 2012 London Olympics.

Evans has been featured in international media platforms such as CNN, BBC, Reuters, AFP, France 24, CCTV, The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, The Guardian and Financial Times, among others.