Episode 1 – Innovation from the Global South

#1 - The Worlds First Solar Powered Haring Aid

In this first episode, Almas speaks with Tendekayi Katsiga, an innovator and CEO at Deaftronics, a company based in Botswana.

Tendekayi Katsiga is an electronics enthusiast who has developed the world’s first solar-powered hearing aid. He received training in North America, Africa, and Europe. He has been to all the continents in the world preaching the gospel on hearing loss awareness. His career span has attracted more than 20 national and international awards among them Builders of Africa’s Future Award in Silicon Valley USA 2020, Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge Award 2019, South African Designers Awards (DISA), National Design for Development Award (NDDA) and Potential for Societal Impact Award in the 2015 GIST Tech-I Competition. He has been featured in the Newsweek magazine, National Geographic, BBC articles, Wired a high Tech Magazine in Japan, Daily Edventures Post, I am Youngpreneur, The Heretic, and Smart Planet.

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