Moses Kizza Musaazi
Qualifications: BSc (Eng), MSc (Eng), DIC, PhD, DIC
Professional Qualifications: MUIPE, RE
Specialisations: Electrical Engineering (Control Systems & Power Systems), Appropriate Technology.
Professional Occupations: University Lecturing, Research & Development of Appropriate Technologies (AT). Developing AT Curricula for technical schools & Universities
Social Occupations: Board of Governors’ Chairman, Gayaza High School. Board of Directors’ Chairman, African Centre for Treatment & Rehabilitation of Torture Victims.
Projects: Presidential Initiative to Support Appropriate Technologies (PISAT) to popularise Appropriate Technologies (AT). UN Habitat & UNICEF to provide Low-cost Housing & Safe Water for War Returnees. Ford Foundation & Rockefeller Foundation to improve learning environment by installing AT in schools.
Inventions: Sanitary pads trademarked MakaPads (the only sanitary pads made in Africa); affordable by poor schoolgirls. Low-cost housing & rainwater technology from Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks; reduces cost & saves environment. Metallic portable incinerator; manages solid waste and produces hot water & electricity. Hybrid Cook stove of high efficiency; cooks food & boils water simultaneously. Low-cost lighting using Light Emitting Diodes; solar panels not needed & affordable.
Awards: MILGAP Excellence Award in MakaPads. Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award in Appropriate Technology. HE The President’s Award in Appropriate Technology. MakaPads as Finalist in BBC World Challenge 2007.