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Gibson Kawago

Gibson Kawago is the Founder and Chief Technical Officer of WAGA, which aims to reuse laptop batteries and provide affordable, reliable and durable lithium-ion battery solutions. WAGA produces solar lamps, power banks, and mini-power walls to help rural dwellers access off-grid clean, and affordable energy for lighting and power solutions, and urban dwellers access electricity in times of power cuts and for e-mobility. 
Born in a village in Tanzania with no access to electricity, Gibson had to travel over 32 miles to deliver mobile phones to a charging station. He spent four years volunteering, leading youth and offering career guidance, digital job access training, and applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to develop innovative solutions to solve societal problems. In 2019, he moved hundreds of kilometers away from his town to work as a manager in the establishment of the STEM Park Tanga, the first Science Centre in Tanzania.
Currently, Gibson is also working with Wasafi FM radio station supporting the educating of over 13 million people on solving digital problems and raising awareness of new technologies. Gibson is also a 2022 Global Young Leader for SDGs appointed by UN Secretary-General Youth Envoy.
Source: United Nations

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Gibson Kawago Interview