Churchill Agutu

SES 2019 Changemaker

Founder of the Africa Green Collar Project

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Churchill is the Founder of the Africa Green Collar Project, which is working to build a knowledge economy for young people in Africa to enable them to create a sustainable future for the continent. He also dabbles as an analyst at a global non-profit working in the low carbon space. Previously, he worked as a Climate Change Advisor at an advisory firm working in South Africa's climate change movement.  

Churchill has a background in Chemical Engineering, and completed his Masters degree at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His research focused on improving performance of solar cells and he presented his findings to students at the 2017 International Student Energy Summit in Mexico. Churchill is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and an alumni of the climate change programme: Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES). He is a former project leader for the Engineers Without Borders UP Litre of Light (LOL) Project in South Africa, and he has been involved with other projects such student mentorship and the Student Energy Summit in 2017, where he worked with the international cohort of students to build cooking stoves for a local communities in Zavalla, Mexico. 

Churchill enjoys music, listening to podcasts and finding new taste spots in countries he visits! He also makes podcasts in his free time.