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Mwayi Kampesi

2023 Fellow

CEO and Founder, Planet Green Africa

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Mwayi Kampesi is the CEO and Founder of Planet Green Africa, a manufacturer of biofuel briquettes. Planet Green Africa provides households across Malawi access to safer, cleaner, eco-friendly cooking fuel options to reduce dependence on wood fuel for cooking and improve how thousands of Malawians cook. “Nyasa Moto”, their signature biofuel briquettes, are made from recycled agricultural waste procured from local smallholder women farmers. They also partner with a network of women who act as sales agents to promote access and adaptation to biofuel while earning a commission on sales. Planet Green Africa is on a mission to save forestry, lives and champion women’s entrepreneurship.

Today, Planet Green Africa has created a positive environmental impact by redirecting 2800 tons of waste into high-quality fuel and producing 650 tons of clean cooking fuel which has reduced indoor pollution in 3,000 households. In the process, they have saved 3,560 tons of forestry that would have otherwise been cut down. They pride themselves as pioneers and champions in innovative sustainable cooking fuel solutions in Malawi with a profound impact on the health, environment, and economics of Malawian homes. Planet Green Africa supports SDG3, Good Health and Well-being; SDG 5, Gender Equality; SDG 7, Affordable and Clean Energy; SDG 13, Climate Action; and SDG15, Life on Land. They were recently awarded the prestigious Commonwealth-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Green Investment Award.

Mwayi believes cooking is a fundamental part of life and clean cooking should be a right for everyone. She is on a mission to ensure clean cooking across all Malawian kitchens.


What Mwayi can offer other fellows:

Mwayi can share her network and connections, specifically from her experiences attending conferences where she has connected with other business leaders and policy makers in both the public and private sector.


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Business Facebook: Planet Green Africa

Personal Facebook: Mwaishah Kampesi

Business Instagram: @planetgreenafrica

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