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Galabuzi Brian Kakembo

Director, Student Energy

Kakembo Galabuzi Brian is the founder and Executive Director of the Waste to Energy YouthProject and WEYE Clean Energy, a social enterprise that uses waste to energy business as a tool to empower youth and women to break the endless cycle of poverty. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is currently pursuing an MBA in Energy and Sustainability.

His waste to energy youth project has trained over 800 youth and women, empowering them with skills and equipment to start and run both briquette production units and plastic waste recycling businesses. It is also providing waste to energy cooking and heating solutions to 10 schools, 2 large scale poultry farms and 2 medium-scale industries saving over 1080 trees annually that would have been cut for wood fuel.

His innovative social business models have received both domestic and international recognition, including:

iF Social Impact Prize in 2017 by iF Design Foundation in Germany

Greenprenuers Achievement Award 2018 by the Global Green Growth Institute in South Korea

1st Prize in the African Energy Innovation Competition 2019 by the Nigeria Energy Forum in Lagos.

Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2020 and Africa & Europe winner for the Commonwealth Youth Award.

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