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Youth Can Help Achieve the SDGs

The Department of Public Information (DPI)’s Africa Renewal interviewed Samuel Malinga, 26, who founded Sanitation Africa in 2015. The youth-led company engages in turning human waste into briquettes for cooking and agricultural manure. For his innovative approach to waste management, Samuel has been recognized by several organizations, including the Tony Elumelu Foundation, a philanthropy that awarded him a grant to expand his operations. In 2014, Ventures Africa, a business and lifestyle publication, listed him as one of the 40 African innovators to watch. Samuel recently visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York to share his experiences and to participate with other sixteen young leaders to draft a one -year-plan on how to advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals to ensure their achievement by 2030. More.