Alex Maranga

Conflict Consultant2014 August Intensive Fellowship

Alex Maranga

The challenges of sustainability cannot be addressed with technical solutions alone.

What was the most valuable thing you got out of CSL?

I got validation and networks to actualize my envisioned sustainability venture + a Scholarship

Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a 'change maker' in your field?

After spending 14 months in war-torn DR Congo, a country nicknamed “Africa’s dark heart” or “White man’s grave” and disturbingly witnessing the effects of the 20+ years of conflict particularly on sanitation infrastructure that was killing 18+ (mostly children) a week, it is impossible to do nothing about it. In a country with 22,000+ UN peacekeepers, originating from 35+ nationalities running a mission for 17+ years and little to show part from the 5 million people dead.

Why is leadership for sustainability is important?

The challenges of sustainability cannot be addressed with technical solutions alone. We need to rethink the commonly held insights and disconnects about leadership.

What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?

My vision is to scale Ultimate Zero to achieving success beyond the pilot phase in refugee camps in DR Congo, I envision my project role playing in transforming sanitary misery to the many more, and changing people’s lives from surviving to thriving.

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