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Ugandan slum-dweller becomes UN “change-maker”

Ugandan slum-dweller becomes UN “change-maker” 10 Dec

A young Ugandan entrepreneur who grew up in a slum has been chosen to act as a United Nations “change-maker” to promote better sanitation and waste management.

Samuel Malinga, who now runs a company called Sanitation Africa, has been nominated by the UN as one of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.

Aimed at eradicating extreme poverty while also combating climate change, the 17 internationally-agreed SDGs will guide global development priorities over the next 15 years.

Daniel Dickinson asked him which SDG target he will be promoting.