- published: 11 Mar 2013
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Dartmouth engineering major Rob Collier '13 and William Kamkwamba '14 — a.k.a. "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" and founder of Moving Windmills, which pursues development and education projects — teamed up to implement a solar power project in Malawi, Africa.
Engineers without Borders, USA is a nonprofit organization aimed at creating a better world by empowering emerging leaders to ensure that communities have access to adequate sanitation, safe drinking water, and other basic human needs. The University of Delaware EWB Chapter has recently begun projects to ensure a clean and accessible water supply for communities in Malawi and the Philippines. Since its inception in 2006, the chapter has also completed projects in Cameroon and Guatemala. To learn more about UD’s Engineers Without Borders chapter, http://www.ewb-ud.org. Video by Kyle Lusignea. Read more about the project at: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2016/oct/ewb-water-systems-102215.html
UD's Engineers Without Borders Chapter is a student-run organization dedicated to helping communities around the world secure adequate sanitation, safe drinking water and resources to meet their basic needs. Their most recent project has taken teams to the village of Mphero in Malawi. http://www.ewb-ud.org/
With support from the World Bank, Burkina Faso's Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering is turning out graduates who are in high demand in the private sector. These young people, who have come to study in Ouagadougou from 27 African countries, are keen to transform Africa through science and technology. They need no longer leave the continent to earn a top-notch engineering degree.
It has never taken off, and could well be a death trap, but a home-made helicopter built in Malawi is drawing crowds captivated by its creator's determination to succeed against all the odds.
Rice University's Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health is an award-winning, engineering education program that prepares students to solve complex problems through real-world challenges related to global health. More than 10 percent of Rice students are involved with Rice 360°, which has produced dozens of technologies that are saving lives in 19 countries. http://www.rice360.rice.edu/
The Africa Progress Panel estimates that it may take until 2080 to connect all Africans to a centralised grid electricity system. In the absence of grid electricity, small-scale off-grid solar is undergoing huge growth across Africa. It’s a potential leapfrogging technology for sustainable development. On the shore of Lake Malawi, the Zayed Solar Academy is aiming to catapult Malawi onto the solar bandwagon.
Passionate about bicycle building, Kajinga from the City of Mzuzu in Northern Malawi, built his very own dream machine that he regulary commutes around town with. Though only a prototype and with limited funds Kajinga who once worked at now closed engineering giant Brown and Clapperton, dreams of finishing his masterpiece to its full mechanical glory that forever has heads turning wondering how climbs up and cycles with such ease and normality.
This video, made by Deirdre Mulrooney with the kind support of Simon Cumbers Media Fund was shot in Malawi in December 2011, and documents TCD Engineering's part Irish Aid-funded Thermo-Electric Generator Pilot Project in Balaka, Malawi with Concern Universal. For more information read the article in the March/ April edition of Village Magazine (www.villagemagazine.ie).
Zambia and Zimbabwe will give French engineering firm Razel-Bec the task of repairing Kariba Dam. The dam's walls are swelling, raising the risk of cracks in the structure that holds back up to 180 billion cubic metres of water. A collapse of the dam wall could pose a risk to millions of people in Zambia and Zimbabwe -- as well as Malawi and Mozambique further downstream. The dam was built in the 1950s. According to its safety manager, the expansion should be completed by the end of 2020, while work on the spillway to contain the swelling is expected to be done by 2022.
Hastings has designed and installed more than 100 pieces of hydro power plants in rural areas of Malawi with a total estimated capacity of 300kW of clean energy. Hastings is CEO of Turbines Energy. He comes from Nkhata Bay district. He has the passion to increase electric connectivity to the rural areas to help farmers increase productivity. He has more than 10 years of experience in rural electrification. He has designed and installed more than 100 pieces of hydro power plants in rural areas of Malawi with a total estimated capacity of 300kW of clean energy. Currently, he is working on a 100kW power plants and is expected to be commissioned in August 2016. he expects to lead Turbines Energy towards development of 10 megawatts of hydro-power by 2018. This talk was given at a TEDx event ...
From the kaleidoscopic swirl of a neural network, to ribbons of crystals unfolding like sheets of wrapping paper, to the relief on the faces of villagers in Malawi after their local well was repaired, the breadth of engineering research at the University of Cambridge is reflected in the images produced by the winners of this year’s Department of Engineering photo competition.
We are a team of 7 mechanical engineering students from Strathclyde University, Scotland, who are currently working on their Master's level group project. This project addresses some of the agricultural problems that Malawi, like many developing countries, is facing. The aim of the project is to create a practical, cost-effective, and easily maintainable solution for the irrigation of crops. More information can be found at our website: http://www.projects.mecheng.strath.ac.uk/groupg/index.html