Wishing a very Happy Birthday to multiple award-winner, Engineer, Innovator and Presenter Yewande Akinola! The stunning and gorgeous SUPER woman is a year older today!  


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Wishing Yewande God’s richest blessings on her birthday and everyday.

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Yewande Akinola is one of the female engineers making huge wave in the Industry 


Wishing a very Happy Birthday to multiple award-winner, Engineer, Innovator and Presenter Yewande Akinola!

The stunning and gorgeous Super woman is a year older today!  Join African Celebs in wishing this superwoman God’s richest blessings on her birthday and everyday.


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ABOUT Yewande (pronounced Yeah-wan-day) is an engineer, an innovator, a dreamer and speaker with tons of passion for the role of innovation, creativity and engineering in our world today.

She holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Innovation and Design for Sustainability from Cranfield University.

Yewande’s engineering experience and responsibilities include the design and management of sustainable water supply systems in the built environment.

She has worked on projects in the U.K., Africa, the Middle East and in East Asia.


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Over the years, Yewande has demonstrated her passion for innovation within the engineering industry by taking on the challenge of steering award winning ideas from concept right through registration to manufacture.

Her interests in developing countries and emerging markets have inspired her work with charities and non-government organisations towards the development of clean water and sanitation solutions for the world’s underdeveloped regions.


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She combines her Engineering career with media work and has presented engineering programmes for TV- Discovery Channel, Channel 4 and National Geographic in addition to contributing roles in Radio. 

Yewande has been awarded the U.K. Society of Public Health Engineers’ Young Engineer of the Year.

She won the 2012/2013 the U.K. Young Woman Engineer of the Year (Institute of Engineering & Technology)

In addition to the above, she has been honoured with the Exceptional Achiever Award by the Association for Black Engineers (AFBE-UK) and the Association of Consultancy and Engineering, U.K. (ACE).




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Named one of the UK’s top 35 women under the age of 35 by Management Today in 2013.   

She is enthusiastic about sharing her life and engineering experiences with young audiences and dedicates a proportion of her time to speaking in schools. 

She participates in global forums on world challenges and global education, contributing to panel discussions on the next steps for developing and implementing solutions for our world’s grand challenges.

In her spare time, she enjoys building models, settling into a good book, writing, spending time with family and friends and exploring new places.

For more on this talented lady click here.



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Evans Wadongo . Evans WadongoEvans Wadongo Listed Among Top Global Innovators 35 by MIT & CNN: The 28 year-old Kenyan engineer designed a solar-powered LED lantern called MwangaBora (Swahili for “Good Light”), an invention which is fast replacing smoky kerosene lamps and firelight in rural Kenya where there is little or no electricity. As a child, Wadongo strained to read by the dim light of a kerosene lantern, the smoke from it as well as having to share with his four older brothers. His eyes were irritated, and he often was unable to finish his homework. “Many students fail to complete their education and remain poor partly because they don’t have good light,” says Wadongo.
Wadongo started wondering how to improve conditions for children in communities similar to his home village. As a freshman he designed a manufacturing system for portable LED lamps that could be recharged by sunlight using off-the-shelf photovoltaic panels, batteries and LEDs. Wadongo has changed the lives of tens of thousands of his fellow Kenyans living in poor rural communities by supplying them with the lamps. What a life changer!

Camille Wardrop AlleyneMeet Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne, a brilliant aerospace engineer whose accomplishments in that field have been extraordinary. Currently one of the most-recognized women in aerospace engineering, She is the Assistant Program Scientist for the International Space Station, leading an international task force in educational and public outreach campaigns for the station as well as to attract more young people into the sciences.  She is the recipient of several recognition awards from NASA, she has played a lead role in the design and development of space vehicles, among them the state-of-the-art Orion crew exploration vehicle. She has also received commendations from the US Department of Defense for her work on its ballistic missile defence system.