- 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/
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/
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.
Labbox project in Malawi, with FIPed
TraCSS stands for Trading with Climate Smart Supply (TraCSS). It is a project funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Imani Development in Scotland and Malawi. The project is designed to stimulate sustainable economic growth in Malawi through the development of agricultural value chains. Specifically it is targeting the coffee, tea and pigeon pea (toor dhal lentil) industries.
The craft still has not taken off and could well turn into a death trap, but Felix Kambwiri is convinced the helicopter he designed in his garage which has aroused the curiosity of the inhabitants of his village in northern Malawi, will fly.… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/03/09/malawi-felix-kambwiri-builds-a-helicopter Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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.
Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is a member-based not-for-profit organisation with 10 years' experience in creating systemic change through humanitarian engineering. We do this by: - Working in partnership to address a lack of access to basic human needs such as clean water, sanitation and hygiene, energy, basic infrastructure, waste systems, information communication technology and engineering education. - Educating and training Australian students, engineers and the wider community on issues including sustainable development, appropriate technology, poverty and the power of humanitarian engineering. - Leading a movement of like-minded people with strong values and a passion for humanitarian engineering within Australia and overseas.
Backed by CDC capital, the Export Trading Group links hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers to global markets, by purchasing their produce at the farm gate as well as providing seeds and advice to help them improve yields.