African Changemaker

Kakembo Galabuzi Brian

Kakebo is a Ugandan entrepreneur and environmental activist championing the transition from using firewood to using eco-friendly briquettes in Africa.

He is the Founder of WEYE clean energy CO. Ltd, a social enterprise that uses waste-to-energy business to empower youth and women to break the endless cycle of poverty.

Kakebo’s waste-to-energy initiative has trained nearly 1,000 youth and women, empowering them with skills and equipment to start and run briquette production units and plastic waste recycling businesses.

The project also provides waste-to-energy cooking and heating solutions to 10 schools, large-scale poultry farms and medium-scale industries.
His innovative social business models have received both domestic and international recognition. In 2020, Kakebo was named the Commonwealth Person of the Year.

 

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