Social Entrepreneur, Development Expert and Impact Investor.
Mr. Evans Wadongo is a social entrepreneur, development expert, and early-stage impact investor based in Nairobi, Kenya. Wadongo is a Partner at Wadson Ventures, an early-stage impact investment firm that focuses on supporting start-ups that provide innovative solutions targeting people living in poverty. He is a co-founder at GreenWize Energy, a for profit social enterprise which is advancing cutting edge African designed renewable energy products and solutions in Sub Saharan Africa. He is also the founder of Sustainable Development For All, a non-profit social enterprise that has helped lift thousands of mostly rural people out of poverty. Mr. Wadongo grew up in a rural village in western Kenya before earning a BSc. (Honors) in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He also has Msc. in Development Management. At 19, he designed the first-ever African designed solar lamp from recycled materials, dubbed MwangaBora®. Special designs of the lamp have been acquired as permanent collection at Victoria & Albert Museum in London and High Museum of Art Atlanta. They have also been exhibited in high profile events in New York-USA, London-UK, Shenzhen- China, South Africa, and Netherlands among other places.