Urban Heroes #3: Meet Dr. Askwar Hilonga - Creator of Africa’s most promising innovations - the ‘Nanofilter’
In sub-Sahara Africa, millions of people don’t have access to clean water, thus risking diarrhea and other deadly water-related diseases. Tanzanian chemical engineer and innovator Askwar Hilonga struggled with these challenges himself at a young age. Now, Dr. Hilonga is a senior lecturer at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), founder of his company Gongali Model and most importantly: inventor of the ‘Nanofilter’.
Check out the full story I wrote for A City Made By People.