Africa: Reintroduced

To define Africa as a whole makes it necessary to look at it from the outside. But constantly doing so results in tropes that undermine the perspectives of those that live on the continent.” – Nancy Kacungira, Winner of BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for Africa – Why I cannot tell ‘the African Story’.

Talking about Africa has become increasingly popular these days where Africa is normally referenced as a single homogeneous entity. Continue reading

The business of renewable energy: How do engineers fit in?

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There are a lot of investment opportunities in renewable energy in Africa right now. What is the role of engineers in this sector? Rita Nkatha Laibuta, an Electrical Engineer practising in the Renewable Energy Industry, tells us how her training puts her in a unique position to identify opportunities and catalyse involvement of partners towards implementation.  Continue reading

Nuclear Science is not all about bombs!

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Nuclear Science never crossed Pamella Kageliza‘s mind as an area she would have enjoyed. A fortunate accident led her to her current passion. She is currently the Chair of Kenya Generation of Youth in Nuclear, as well as a tutorial fellow in the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Kenya. And as she says, Nuclear science is not all about bombs! Continue reading

When Architecture meets Business

charity_wanjikuCharity Wanjiku is the Chief Operations Officer and co-founder of Strauss Energy, a startup dealing in renewable energy solutions. Their flagship product is a 2 in 1 roofing tile with integrated solar cells. Did this architect ever imagine she would be an entrepreneur, providing a solution to a global problem? She gives us a peek into her journey. Continue reading