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544932_10152880569343593_7084795298427619031_nMICHAEL W.NG’ANGA

PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT: 

Service to Humanity is Service to GOD

ABOUT

Michael Waiyaki Nganga is a Christian, A husband, A father, Country Manager GIVEWATTS EAST AFRICA Ltd, Curator Nairobi Global Shapers Hub, A Photographer and an avid tree planter. He is passionate about preserving the natural environment and seeks to be a part of the movement to bring back nature in its full essence for the sake of generations to come. One of his main goals is to see Africa’s liberation through access to clean energy, empowerment of the youth and development of Africa.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  

GIVEWATTS EAST AFRICA Ltd : http://www.givewatts.org  CEO/CountryManager 

GIVEWATTS is a social enterprise which distributes renewable energy solutions through schools in East Africa. GIVEWATTS distributes these solutions to people in off-grid communities, that lack access to electricity or clean energy. GIVEWATTS sets up distribution networks for energy household solutions of different sizes, and thereby improve education, fight dependency on fossil fuels and hand-outs, and are left with a sustainable business model that can scale.

Our dream is to Power Africa.

GIVEWATTS VIMEO

OPEN WORLD KENYA   Nairobi, Kenya Business Solutions Manager  2011

RESOURCEFUL INTELLECT (K) LTD Nairobi, Kenya Project Administrator  2009

OPTIONS INSURANCE BROKERS Nairobi, Kenya Office Manager 2007

SMILAX INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD Nairobi, Kenya Accounts clerk 2003

PROJECT MANAGEMENT 

TREE PLANTING

I have organised and participated in the planting of more than 20,000 trees around Kenya in the last 7 years some of which are listed below:

Mau forest tree plantingIn conjunction with Miss Kenya 2009 (Fiona Konchellar) and the office of the then Prime Minister we planted about 10,000 trees

Nation TV & Q fm tree plantingPursued partnership with Qfm and Nation TV for their tree planting campaign in 2009. We organised a large group of youth to plant the trees and sensitise the community.

KQ, KLM, Roll Royce & Coca Cola : With a group of Rotaractors we organized two tree planting sessions with the above team and planted about 9000 trees at Kona Baridi.

Ngong Forest Sanctuary 2010-2013: Worked with the youth group of Lavington United Church and did a successful tree planting of 120 trees in the ngong forest sanctuary and another 300 trees in Nairobi’s Karura Forest

Seven Seas Technologies tree planting : Organised a tree planting session for the Seven Seas Technologies, where we planted 300 trees in the Karura Forest

Kenya High School tree planting : Planted 2500 trees in the school grounds in conjunction with the students and National bank of Kenya

Various tree plantings minimum 200-400 Trees : Karura Forest – Nigeria High Commission, LUC District 10, Ngong Forest Sanctuary – LUC, Rotaract District Conference and Assembly and Nairobi Global Shapers tree plantings.

Plant Your Age Campaign: Led the social media campaign towards the actual event Held at the Nairobi national park with a successful culmination of the tree planting.

World Environment Day

World Environment Day – Kasarani 

OTHER PROJECTS

SCAW (Sleeping children around the world) 2009-2010

In 2010 was in charge of all volunteer Rotaractors in the distribution of bed kits countrywide. We distributed 5000 bed kits worth Kshs.24million. Places visited during the distribution were Narok, Nakuru, Naivasha, Mukuru kwa Njenga and winners chapel.

Hope for an African Child 2009-2011

I coordinated a Christmas party for less fortunate children from various children’s homes in Nairobi. I was in charge of building publicity via emails, blogs and facebook, information distribution, collections, visit to the various homes and magazine printing.

Habitat for Humanity – ‘Buy A Brick, Build A House’2010

This project began in May 2010, its aim was to build new housing for the many Kenyans who had been left homeless for more than 2 years after post-election violence in 2007-2008. All Rotaract clubs in Kenya (25 clubs countrywide) joined in the Campaign for The Habitat for humanity project. Through the intensive social media campaign, we also got a spot on NTV in the morning to speak of our project and were also featured in various Daily Newspapers. We managed to raise funds to build 7 foundations in Mai Mahiu Internally Displaced Persons Camp.

OPEN DAY ICT Training

URAFIKI CDC 

UNDA ELIMU – Energy Project

Powering Education Phase 1

Powering Education supports the diffusion of clean energy & innovative technologies as key enablers for education & access to culture

Powering Education Publication 

Powering Education Video

Powering Impact –  leverages the power of data, analytics and technology to tackle pressing social issues, starting from access to energy and access to education.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE 

NAIROBI GLOBAL SHAPERSCurator 2015-2016

Global Shapers is an arm of the World Economic Forum which is an independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

As curator, I am in charge of all activities undertaken by Nairobi hub.

DAVOS 50 – Year 2016 

Selected as one of the 50 Global Shapers to attend The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.

ROTARACT CLUB OF NAIROBI CENTRAL

Club president 2010-2011: Overall head of all club activities

District Conference Chair 2011-2012: In charge of coordinating the 3 day conference held on the April 19-21st 2012 for Rotaractors from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda District D9200.

LAVINGTON UNITED CHURCH

Youth Leader 2010-2012: In charge of all programs for young adults and member of church council

Communication Steward 2015-2017: In charge of church communication department.

EDUCATION

Project Management: Diploma in Project Identification, Development and Management – Maastrict School of Management Netherlands

Project Management Training – Resourceful Intellect Kenya) Ltd 

Visions Institute & Pinnacle Institute – Accounts :KATC Intermediate Level, KATC Final Level, CPA Section I – Part 1 & 2

Insurance Training: Certificate of proficiency in Insurance (COP)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English (Native), Kiswahili (Native), French (Intermediate) and Kikuyu (Native)

INVITATIONS AS A SPEAKER

– BBC Africa Debate

World Economic Forum on Africa 2015Speaking on Accessing Clean Energy 

Powering Africa “Energy for Growth” – Milan Italy EXPO

– Various Rotary Clubs

– Various Rotaract Training and Club Meetings

AWARDS

Voted Best Rotaract Year 2007-2008

The Abraaj Group Markets Grant  for Project UNDA ELIMU

COCA-COLA SHAPING A BETTER FUTURE GRANT CHALLENGE 2014

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

  • Climbed Mt Kenya in Nov 2013
  • Full Kenyan Driving License
  • Key skills in IT, Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design and Photography (approved ShutterStock Contributor)

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Please note that referees on the various projects are available on request.

MEDIA

CNBC interview: Powering Africa: Importance of Energy to economic growth

Africa Renewal – Africa 80 Book 

Quote: “The youth of Africa must rise up and realise that Africa will change only if they do change themselves. We must think and act responsibly for the sake of future generations.” 

NTV Breakfast – “Buy A Brick Build A House” Campaign (Rotaract and Habitat for Humanity)

GBS TV : 

GBS TV Interview Part 1 GBS TV Interview Part 2 GBS TV Interview Part 3

The Abraaj Group Markets Grant 

Books & Articles: 

Co-Author Africa 80 Book : Print on Demand
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Article: Man Around Nairobi by Potentash

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