Dominic Wanjihias Evapocooler, used to keep Somali herders milk cool, profiled at Afrigadget.com

Dominic Wanjihia's "Evapocooler," used to keep Somali herders' milk cool, profiled at Afrigadget.com

Thanks to the generosity of an MFA supporter, Kenyan inventor Dominic Wanjihia will be attending Maker Faire Africa. Dominic, who first came to the anonymous donor’s attention through an article published on AfriGadget in 2008, describes himself as, “an inventor of appropriate technology, environmentally friendly gadgets applicable to … the empowerment of rural people.” Among his inventions are:

 

  1. The Malaria Integrated Vector Management (IVM) Disc
  2. An evaporative cooler
  3. A solar food dryer
  4. A food smoker for meat and fish
  5. A shallow well – deep well water pump
  6. An eco-friendly pest exterminator, mainly for moles and termites

We’re looking forward to meeting Dominic in August and expect that he will benefit greatly from the opportunity to interact with other appropriate technology inventors like Amy Smith of the International Development Design Summit.