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From plastic waste to face shields / Ugandan Peter Okwoko, MSc, receives the Alumni Prize 2020 / Watch the award ceremony live on 27 November
Ugandan Peter Okwoko to receive the Danida Alumni Prize 2020 on 27 November
Peter Okwoko, who earned his MSc from Aalborg University, will receive the Danida Alumni Prize at 10am EAT /12 noon CEST on 27 November 2020. Nicolaj A. Hejberg Petersen, the Danish ambassador to Uganda, will present the prize to Peter Okwoko - a role model for other young community activists and social entrepreneurs.
Follow the event live on Facebook
From plastic waste to face shields
Peter Okwoko had a dream of using plastic waste to solve community challenges. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit Uganda, the 30-year-old Danida alum acted promptly. Together with his business partner, Paige Balcom, he started to make face shields from plastic waste. So far, their social enterprise, Takataka Plastic, has produced and distributed 10,000 face shields to health facilities across the country.
Watch video
In love with recycling
I hope Uganda can be an inspiration to the rest of Africa when we talk recycling, says Peter Okwoko. Listen to Jeppe Vestergaard Nielsen and Camilla Qvistgaard Madsen’s podcast in Danish “Forelsket i et pant system”, (“In love with recycling”, ed.) about how Peter’s love for recycling and his idea to start the social enterprise Takataka Plastic was born during his stay in Denmark.
Listen to the podcast (in Danish)
New podcast series about Danida alumni
Every year, hundreds of course participants, master students and researchers come to Denmark as Danida fellows. In the new podcast series “Det lærte jeg i Danmark”, (“This is what I learned in Denmark”, ed.), you will meet five of them in the coming weeks on Begin with Gildas Hounmanou, PhD from University of Copenhagen.
Listen to the podcast (in Danish)
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