Top African entrepreneur to deliver inspirational lecture



The inventor behind a pioneering new technology capable of delivering clean water to some of the world's poorest regions will give a special talk at Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Campus next week.

Dr Askwar Hilonga will talk about his incredible entrepreneurial journey as well as how he founded the Gongali Model - an organisation that encourages young Africans to help improve local communities and use innovative methods to deliver sustainable development by 2025.

In sub-Sahara Africa, millions of people don't have access to clean water, putting lives at risk every day.

Askwar Hilonga struggled with these challenges himself when he was younger but went on to invent the Nanofilter - a low-cost water filter which absorbs anything from copper and fluoride to bacteria, viruses and pesticides.

Dr Hilonga is a Senior Lecturer at Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania and the Director of TAHUDE Foundation. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering (Nanotechnology), a Master in Chemistry and also in Public Health. 

His talk 'The Impact of Global Entrepreneurial Cooperation For Common Goal' will be held on Friday 29 June.

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