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Catching up with inventor William Kamkwamba

Inventor and author William Kamkwamba returns to the TED stage a decade after his TEDGlobal 2007 talk in which he spoke about building a windmill for his community at the age of 14. In conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, he shares with us where his dreams and accomplishments have taken him.

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William Kamkwamba: How I built a windmill

William’s original TED talk when he was 19 years old. When he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba built his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working from rough plans he found in a library book.

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