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World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSCSD)

The WSCSD’s African Initiative was conceived in 2008 as a cross-cultural student project aiming to connect external WSCSD partners and additional organizations’ to student entrepreneurial initiatives in Fort Hare, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya. Through support from educational institutions and collaboration with clean-tech partners, the initiative sought to give students with business ideas an enhanced network and resources outside their local environment.

WSCD’s African Initiative inspired the collaboration between Nickson Otieno (University of Nairobi, Kenya) and Kristina Nelson (University of Regina, Canada) to launch a Biosand Filters Project in Nyakongo, a rural village in western Kenya in 2009.