Moinina David Sengeh

Sengeh, an award-winning technologist, humanitarian and afrobeat rapper, grew up in Sierra Leone, studied in Norway and then went to Harvard and MIT, where he recently got his Ph.D. His research focused on the design of comfortable prosthetic sockets for amputees.

He was recognized as a 2015 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, a 2014 TED Fellow, winner of the 2014 Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize, and part of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Technology for 2013. He is the President of the international NGO Global Minimum Inc. (GMin), which enables a generation of young innovators and leaders in Sierra Leone, Kenya, and South Africa to tackle challenges affecting their communities through critical thinking and hands-on learning. Sengeh also owns Nyali Clothing, a fashion and design enterprise in Sierra Leone.

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