Categories: Alumni, Ashoka Fellows, East Africa Region, Social Entrepreneurs
***Alumnus of the Ashoka Visionary Program (East Africa) 2021/2022***
After a successful career in the fields of publishing, systems integration, software development, computing and ICT, Ashoka fellows, Haron Wachira currently implements and facilitates maintenance of carbon-credit agroforestry, afforestation and related carbon-offset programs in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Cameroon.
He has also partered up with Long Miles Project, USA to implement a coffee quality improvement programme, specically to help farmers understand cupping protocols and adopt coffee farming practices to result in realising high cupping scores (of >86) for direct assured market. Haron is an advisor in the implementation of a carbon-credit linked clean energy cookstoves in rural Embu and Tharaka Nithi for Climate Pal Ltd, a subsidiary of EcoAct, a international carbon offsets/credit based sustainability consultancy and project developer based in France.
His previous roles include coordinating a non-academic UNDP-funded study on the causes of unemployment among rural youth in Kenya (20 constituencies) and developed 10 business models to serve as a basis for addressing the employment gaps among rural youth. In his years if work he has established several businesses: An ICT (computer assembly and software development) company; a co-training, joint venture company in partnership with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology; a distributed applications development company; and currently, Akili Group, a value-chain developing business.
Haron was elected as an Ashoka Fellow from Kenya in 2010. Learn more about him on his Fellow profile.
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