Meet team Kegri!

Next up in the team introductions of SGT Studio 2022, we have project AgriSCALE Kenya, a.k.a. team Kegri.

Hi, we are team Kegri!

… and this is our Aalto team:

Sophia Rudolph is from Hamburg, Germany and an Erasmus student at Aalto University. She is currently doing her master’s in environmental engineering at the LUH in Hannover, Germany. Her passions lie in renewable energy technologies, living towards a sustainable life, cultural exchange and art. On the weekends you can find her in the nature with her friends.

Minnami Henriksson is making her Masters in Landscape Architecture in Aalto University. She is especially interested in social and ecological questions. Creativity and sunny appearance can be seen as her superpowers. She loves to see her plants to grow and to eat and have naps in the nature.

Pamela Ngui is from Singapore and is currently studying her master’s in Creative Sustainability at Aalto University. Social and environmental issues are close to her heart. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, listening to music, doing handicrafts like knitting, and is also interested in different cultures and languages.

Jouni Kärppä is a Finnish master’s degree student in water and environmental engineering in Aalto University. He has focused especially on topics such as plant-based diet, sustainability and global food systems in his studies. The things that keep him going are, for example, anything sports related, writing, painting and diving deep to psychological studies on human beings to understand world better.

Muhammad Iqbal Suleman is a double degree student in the EIT Manufacturing Master program, majoring in Zero Defect Manufacturing for a Circular Economy. He is South African by ethnicity and multicultural by upbringing. Opportunistic and curious in his nature, always seeking to improve the world around him. His hobbies are snowboarding, go-karting, football, volleyball, and anything that gets his heart racing!

Who are we working with?

We are a part of Sustainable Global Technologies Studio course in Aalto University, so we will be working closely with teachers and mentors related to the course. Our project contributes to a joint project called AgriSCALE, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The aim of AgriSCALE is to promote the reformation of agri-entrepreneurship education in Sub-Saharan Africa. The implementation of AgriSCALE is arranged by nine universities, which locate in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Finland and Italy. The key stakeholders, that we are working closely with in our SGT project, are Egerton University from Kenya and Häme University of Applied Sciences from Finland.

What is our project about?

As our project is a part of their PBL methodology, we intend to contribute by focusing on the current problem of less sustainable cooking fuel used in Kenya, such as firewood, kerosene and coal. We will tackle the issue by raising awareness campaign on such topic as making use of local invasive plants to produce bioethanol, which also helps in controlling their growth. We have also planned to facilitate workshops and interviews with various stakeholders that would contribute to achieving new knowledge of the status of making bioethanol more common.

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