Gibson KawagoFounder at WAGA Tanzania
Gibson Kawago is a young Tanzanian entrepreneur and innovator who has made a significant impact in the field of clean energy. He is the founder of WAGA, a company that designs, manufactures and installs solar-powered systems for rural communities in Tanzania. His work has been recognized by a number of organizations, including the United Nations, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. In 2022, he was named as a finalist in the ClimateLaunchpad global cleantech business idea competition. In addition to providing clean and reliable energy to rural communities, Waga Tanzania also aims to create jobs and promote sustainable development. The company's solar-powered systems are designed to be affordable and accessible to the local population, and they have already been installed in a number of remote villages in Tanzania. Gibson is determined to make clean energy accessible to all by providing off-grid communities with affordable and reliable solar power systems. Through Waga Tanzania, he continues to build innovative solutions to help communities to have access to power and improve their livelihoods. He is also actively involved in promoting sustainable development and addressing climate change. He is a member of the United Nations' Youth Envoy Network, where he advocates for the importance of clean energy and the role of young people in driving sustainable development.