Lisa Nyamadzawo

Lisa Nyamadzawo

Africa, Zimbabwe, Business & Entrepreneurship, 2018

Lisa Nyamadzawo has over four years’ experience in renewable energy and digital empowerment. She is a co-founder of Solvus Zimbabwe and the head of membership and capacity building at the Zimbabwe Chapter of the Internet Society. Solvus Zimbabwe runs a project called Green Spaces, which seeks to revamp public spaces by providing solar-powered charging stations, providing energy for personal electronics charging, WiFi hotspots, digital information stations, and public lighting. This improves equitable access to the internet. She envisions a world where energy access and internet connectivity are main economic drivers. She envisions Solvus Zimbabwe as leading the solar tree technology industry. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science with honors in Rural and Urban Planning from the University of Zimbabwe, hence her interests in public space management. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, she hopes to catapult her initiative into a fully-fledged enterprise that will provide jobs, break-even, and grow beyond Zimbabwe.

Lisa Nyamadzawo