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Initiatives by topic[edit]

Community energy[edit]

William Kamkwamba (born August 5, 1987) is a Malawian innovator, engineer and author. He gained fame in his country when, in 2002, he built a windmill to power a few electrical appliances in his family's house in Wimbe (20 miles east of Kasungu) using blue gum trees, bicycle parts, and materials collected in a local scrapyard. Since then, he has built a solar-powered water pump that supplies the first drinking water in his village and two other windmills (the tallest standing at 39 feet) and is planning two more, including one in Lilongwe, the political capital of Malawi. W

Food activism[edit]

African Moringa and Permaculture Project - Soils, Food and Healthy Communities

News and comment[edit]

2016

How Solar power is bringing food security to Africa, Nov 25 [1]

Low-tech solar tent boosts Malawi’s dried fish industry, Jun 15 [2]

2015

Building resilience to climate change in rural Malawi, December 7 [3]

Malawi's solar power revolution starts by bringing schoolchildren out of the dark, August 11 [4]

Permaculture in Malawi: using food forests to prevent floods and hunger, April 20 [5]

Sustainable agriculture in Malawi: a desperate struggle, April 17 [6]

2014

Klem project enables Malawians to make their own shoes, January 22 [7]

2009

2009 SEED Award Winners: Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia: "Sunny Money - solar micro-franchising".

International NGOs and community-based organisations in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia have created a micro-franchise named Sunny Money, which recruits, trains and supports a growing network of solar entrepreneurs in East Africa, especially deaf and disabled people, helping them build and sell solar kits to power lights, radios and mobile phones. [8] May 12, 2009

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Video[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Malawi, William Kamkwamba


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. The Ecologist
  2. @AJENews
  3. newint.org/blog
  4. The Guardian
  5. The Guardian
  6. The Ecologist
  7. designboom.com
  8. United Nations Environment Programme


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