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Kaliwo represents Malawi at GEC Training

News   Chapter Banda   April 23, 2019
A Lecturer at The Malawi Polytechnic and Chief-Executive-Officer of Mechro Limited—Alinafe Kaliwo, outscored others to carry the country’s flag at 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Congress Workshop in Manama, Bahrain.

The four-day workshop which started on 15 April,2019 to 18 April,2019 brought various stakeholders. Among others include; entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers and innovators.

Kaliwo was among 24 Global Innovators through Science Technology(GIST) finalists who made it   after succeeded other applicants.

The finalists were selected based on their review by scientific and technical expertise, and their performance during the GIST Tech-I competition public vote.

Kaliwo’s TempCras System earned him a place at 2019 GEC workshop.   The system enables Managers and asset Owners to monitor their fixed and mobile refrigeration system to avoid high temperatures that can damage their properties.

He encouraged young innovators to persevere despite challenges that they may face.

“One thing, I have learnt from the GIST process is that hardworking and perseverance pay. It was very an intense program that almost drained my strength, but I had to persevere. I am encouraging young innovators not to lose hope but standing on the ground and persevering despite obstacles that might come on their way. Believe in yourself and know that you can overcome it,” he advised.

During the training participants were mentored in an intensive entrepreneurial skills and they had a chance to present their innovations.

The finalists represented 18 countries across the global that have created innovative ideas in various sectors, and they will share $230,000 (167 million kwacha) as start-ups for their businesses. 

Mechro LTD is a South African based Malawian company and operates as Mechro Africa across the continent.

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