Lecturer at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Dr Askwar Hilonga is the winner of the first Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, for his innovations in water-filtration.
In addition to his pioneering work in engineering, he will be sharing ideas on volunteering and the way this is practiced in Africa. Looking specifically at the opportunities volunteering provides for innovators and entrepreneurs on the continent, he be showing how volunteering has informed and assisted his engineering inventions.