Inspiration: William Kamkwamba


In covering green IT, or technology in general, I don’t have to look far for people that exhibit ingenuity and passion. (And make a buck, who are we kidding.)

William Kamkwamba of Malawi stands apart, and not because he hails from an impoverished part of the world. His story is one of determination, true DIY spirit and a desire to improve his, his family’s and his community’s lot in life by harnessing the wind’s power. Wired’s Kim Zetter excellent profile is a good introduction to Kamkwamba’s accomplishments, but I also encourage you to watch his wonderful TED appearance in 2007 and keep an eye on a forthcoming documentary based on his story.

Image Credit:Tom Rielly/TED

by Pedro Hernandez on October 4, 2009 · 0 comments

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