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Engineering solutions to optimize Black Soldier Fly production

Denis Ruto joined Sanergy’s Black Soldier Fly team earlier this year as part of the Sanergy Fellows Program. He has since transitioned to a full-time position. Below, he shares his experience working on Sanergy’s Black Soldier Fly project. Last year, Sanergy’s Godwin Ruto and a group of engineers came to Nairobi University to talk about opportunities at Sanergy. I found the session interesting for two reasons. First, because, as an environmental engineer focusing on water systems, I am passionate about sanitation; and […]

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Developing Nextgen #Socent Leaders

The Sanergy Fellows Program provides professionals from around the globe with an opportunity to share their talent and skills to help tackle one of the greatest social challenges of our time: the provision of total hygienic sanitation for residents of informal settlements. Since its inception in 2011, Sanergy has welcomed Fellows with a diverse array of professional backgrounds to assist our teams in tackling some of the most complex challenges within the organization. Fellows have made significant contributions to our operations, […]

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A special visit from the Yale President – Peter Salovey!

Last week, we played host to a special visitor in our Nairobi office. Yale President – Peter Salovey toured our premises and we couldn’t be more thrilled! He was shown around by one of our co-founders, Lindsay Stradley, who is a proud Yale University alumni.  The visit was  part of a seven-day Africa trip that also took him to Ghana. He got a chance to venture out into the community and meet one of our enterprising Fresh Life Operators – Salome. Thank […]

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Engineering solutions to optimize Black Soldier Fly production

Denis Ruto joined Sanergy’s Black Soldier Fly team earlier this year as part of the Sanergy Fellows Program. He has since transitioned to a full-time position. Below, he shares his experience working on Sanergy’s Black Soldier Fly project. Last year, Sanergy’s Godwin Ruto and a group of engineers came to Nairobi University to talk about opportunities at Sanergy. I found the session interesting for two reasons. First, because, as an environmental engineer focusing on water systems, I am passionate about […]

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Using data to improve and scale our sanitation delivery

Here at Sanergy, we’re striving to build a model for urban sanitation delivery that is scalable and replicable. In order to do this, we work to make sure that we are maximizing the efficiency and efficacy of every part of our operations. Our Information Technology team is responsible for working with teams across the organization to collect, organize, and analyse all of the information about how they’re doing their jobs – and how it can be improved. Rosemary Kariuki, the […]

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“Talk less and listen more” – Chat with Teammate Sophia Stylianos

This month in our teammate spotlight, meet Sophia Stylianos from Sanergy’s Product Development and Design Team. Sophia is an outgoing teammate, who is passionate about designing products that solve sanitation challenges and promote environmental conservation in Nairobi’s informal settlements. She is a Princeton in Africa Fellow and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. She loves playing soccer and exploring new places. She explains to us what her work entails and […]

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Dennis Ochieng – 2015 East Africa Acumen Fellow

In February, Dennis Ochieng, who leads Sanergy’s Sales and Operations Team, was named a 2015 East Africa Acumen Fellow. In advance of the second of five seminars he’ll attend as a Fellow, we took a moment to chat with him about his experience thus far in the program. How did you hear about the Acumen Fellows program? Lindsay Stradley (Sanergy Co-founder) encouraged me to apply to enhance my leadership development at Sanergy. It was an exhausting process: a written application, […]

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Discovering a Passion for WASH: A Sanergy Fellow Experience

Let me start with a proud confession: I’m obsessed with sanitation. It took me a while to realize this, but the clues were all there. I pursued my MBA and MPH to explore “innovative approaches to solving problems in global health.” Every time I gave an example of what I meant by that, I turned to new ways to prevent sanitation-related disease, low-tech water treatment solutions, or amazing advances in latrine design. My examples reflected what I could not yet […]

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

This week we shine the limelight on teammate Michael Lwoyelo, Engineering Operations lead at Sanergy, who is one of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative Fellow. Michael has just returned from 6 weeks in the US in Washington DC and the University of Wisconsin. Two weeks ago, we featured Eunice Likoko who was a former Sanergy fellow and also a YALI Fellow. We had a brief chat with Michael about his YALI Fellowship experience and his leadership role at Sanergy: How […]

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“Am a Strong Advocate of Social and Environmental Justice.” – Former Sanergy Fellow, Eunice Likoko

This week, we profile YALI 2014 Fellow and former Sanergy Fellow Eunice Likoko. The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a flagship program of President Obama that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.  Eunice is among Sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising young leaders ages 25 to 35 that were selected for their accomplishments in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries. In the course of undertaking her Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development […]

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