Talk Past event Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Innovate: Design for sustainable development with Evans Wadongo

As part of our new series of V&A Innovate Online Talks aimed at Secondary School teachers.

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Innovate: Design for sustainable development with Evans Wadongo photo

Join us to hear from Evans Wadongo: Kenyan engineer, social entrepreneur and sustainable development expert. In this talk, Wadongo will share his work in sustainable development and the design process behind the MwangaBora® solar lamp (Swahili for ‘good light’).

He is the founder of Sustainable Development For All (SDFA), a non-profit social enterprise that has helped lift thousands of mostly rural people out of poverty. At 19, he designed MwangaBora®, the first-ever African designed solar lamp from recycled materials. He is also the co-founder of GreenWize Energy, which is advancing cutting edge African-designed renewable energy products and solutions in Sub Saharan Africa.

MwangaBora® is in the V&A’s permanent collection and will feature in the Design 1900-Now galleries.

This talk will provide inspiration for delivering V&A Innovate and classroom projects focused on the environment and sustainable development.

V&A Innovate is an online resource hub, online teacher CPD programme, and National Schools Challenge for Key Stage 3. Free. Booking essential. Event suitable for Secondary School teachers. You must be over 18 to take part. This event will be run using streaming platform Zoom, and after registering, you will receive a unique link in advance to access the event online.