Mr. Samuel Malinga is knowledgeable and experienced on issues and solutions related to water pumps. His expertise spans of all types of water pumps that stems from work in several water projects based predominantly in (but not limited to) Uganda. Samuel, who comes from the community, has a strong connection to residents. His local knowledge, academic background, and work experience has resulted in his ability to present technical papers about relevant solutions on various platforms. Samuel has experience in research and development of low cost desludging pumps and transportation devices, toilet substructures and super structures for different areas depending on soil formations (high water table areas, collapsible soils, rocky areas and water logged areas). Samuel has sound knowledge in project planning and management, and construction skills in Water supply, sanitation, roads, and agricultural infrastructure.
Samuel participated in The UN General Assembly (September 2016) as a UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Speaker at World Youth Forum in Egypt, attended One Young World Conference in Bogota, One of the 8 social entrepreneurs selected out of 960 applicants by Social Entrepreneurship Forum in Sweden, One of the 1000 young global talents that participated the UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2017 in Denmark, keynote speaker at “Innovation as a Key Enabler to Power Africa” conference organized by RES4MED in Rome-Italy. In addition, he exhibited Sanitation Technologies in Mumbai, presented a Paper titled “Challenges Faced on Achieving Sustainable Sanitation in Africa” in Delhi, India. Samuel also shared water and sanitation flyer at the Budapest Water Summit (2016), in Hungary. These are a few of the contributions Samuel has made in bringing knowledge to the sanitation industry. Samuel is well-travelled to countries like United States of America, Vietnam, South Africa, India, Zambia, Norway, and Senegal and within East Africa. His travels were an effort to address water and sanitation challenges that adversely affects people’s quality of life. He is among Forbes list of 30 Young Enterprising Entrepreneurs.
Samuel has participated as an advocate in this field. He has made political statements on water and sanitation issues in Budapest in Hungary, participated during the World Toilet Day recently held in Delhi-India. He is a member of Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the WASH Forum in Kampala
Samuel holds a BSc. Degree in Agricultural Engineering and has attended many business trainings.
Samuel spends a great part of his free time volunteering to teach Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. He enjoys dancing and listening to reggae music and Akogo traditional music from Teso.