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Tanzanian Entrepreneur Recycles Laptop Batteries to Provide Reliable and Affordable Power for Businesses and Homes

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Gibson Kawago

As the world increasingly shifts from fossil fuel power to emissions-free electrification, recycling batteries is considered a key strategy in the fight against climate change.

In the new Net Zero show, Net Zero Speaks With Gibson Kawago, Climate Activist Chibeze Ezekiel interviews Kawago, the Founder and Chief Technical Officer of WAGA. WAGA aims to reuse laptop batteries and provide affordable, reliable and durable lithium-ion battery solutions. Kawago also supports future-ready education for over 13 million young people by solving digital problems and raising awareness for environmentally friendly technologies.

“We are finding reliable battery solutions for electric bikes in Tanzania,” says Kawago. “We need to present Climate Change in a good way. In the future WAGA will be repurposing, reusing and recycling batteries.”

Watch the show here

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The Protect our Planet Movement in association with Planet Classroom has launched the acclaimed Net Zero video and podcast series in which 24 youth climate activists from the Protect Our Planet (POP) Movement in association with Planet Classroom ask international thought leaders working on the environment the big questions as to how their nations are progressing towards their 2050 Net Zero pledges.

\About the Protect Our Planet Movement

The Protect Our Planet (POP) Movement is an initiative designed to address the urgent need to share information and knowledge with the youth on solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN, mitigate climate change, and adapt to its growing impacts. Intended to ultimately reach the size, scale, and momentum to become a global movement, POP mobilizes the youth worldwide to take collective action needed to mitigate climate change and protect threatened ecosystems.

About the Planet Classroom Network

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The Planet Classroom Network, organized by CMRubinWorld, brings together musicians, dancers, video game creators, filmmakers, activists, learning innovators and emerging technologists from around the world to entertain, educate and engage youth, and to provide a rich cultural experience for all. Content showcased for youth and by youth on the Planet Classroom Network is provided by 30 cultural organizations from around the world. Young people globally played a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, and producing the network’s vision and programming.

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