Social Entrepreneur, Development Expert and Impact Investor.
Mr. Evans Wadongo, 32, is a social entrepreneur, development expert and angel impact investor based in Nairobi, Kenya. 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 is also the Founding Partner of Wadson Ventures, an early stage impact investment firm that focuses in supporting start-ups that provide innovative solutions targeting people living in poverty. 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. 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.