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East Africa Com
25 - 26 April 2023
Radisson Blu Upper Hill HotelNairobi

Evans Wadongo
Partner at Wadson Ventures


Evans Wadongo is a Partner at Wadson Ventures, an early stage venture builder working with promising sustainable African enterprises in sectors such as Agritech, Climate-tech, Healthcare, Food, Ecommerce, Manufacturing, among others. He is a Co-founder at GreenWize Energy, which is advancing cutting-edge African-designed renewable energy solutions in Sub Saharan Africa. He is also the founder of Sustainable Development For All, an organization that has helped lift millions of mostly rural people out of poverty. At 19, he designed the first-ever African designed solar lamp, dubbed MwangaBora® made from recycled materials. Evans has received several global recognitions including Aspen New Voices Fellowship, Swedish Institute Management Program, CNN Hero, Outstanding Social Entrepreneur in Africa, Pan Commonwealth Youth Award for excellence in Development, and the Mikhail Gorbachev Award for Man Who Changed the World. He has also been named among Africa’s ’30 under 30’ best young entrepreneurs by Forbes, listed among top 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review, and named among 20 Men who will shape the next 20 years by UK's Esquire magazine. Wadongo grew up in a rural village in Kenya before earning a BSc. (Honors) in Electronic and Computer Engineering and a Msc. In Development Management. He has been covered by major media outlets around the world, has written several articles internationally and spoken at leading institutions and events around the world. Evans is keen to help more solutions from emerging markets break into global markets.

Agenda Sessions

  • Fireside Chat: Investment potential of East Africa’s start-up ecosystem