Ugandan Renewable Entrepreneur Grace Nalugwa Hosted by ENST's Dr. David Tilley

An expanded network helps Ugandan Fellow Grace Nalugwa connect ideas in developing a renewable energy business plan

Grace Nalugwa meets with Justan Randolph (BS '18) from Green Mechanics, LLC. at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park to view the green bulkheads project.

September 16, 2022 Kimbra Cutlip

It’s often said that one of the best take-aways from the university experience is the network of colleagues, mentors and experts that will help you succeed throughout your career. That may be especially true for young entrepreneurs—even those who come to campus for just a short visit.

Take Ugandan entrepreneur Grace Nalugwa, for example. Her one-month fellowship with Associate Professor David Tilley introduced her to a network of experts and leaders that launched her career in an unexpected new direction, as a visionary for renewable energy and sustainable practices.

Nalugwa was a fellow in the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program, which brought her to the U.S. to build her entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Nalugwa came to UMD with intentions of expanding her understanding of biogas technology, which involves turning organic waste such as kitchen scraps and corn stalks into cooking fuel.

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