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James Matipwiri graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Education Science Degree from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, with a major in Physics/Electronics and a minor in Chemistry. Recently, he worked at Population Services International (PSI Malawi) as a Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant on HIV Self Testing Africa (STAR) project. He has worked as an intern at Plant and Vehicle Hire Organization (PVHO) Malawi during school breaks. Co-founded Shiftech Systems and worked as Digital Engineer (part-time) which focuses on developing websites for small business enterprises. He has also worked as a Research Associate at Padoko Electronics which focuses on solving energy problems in rural areas using low-cost bicycle-powered devices to power small equipment like mobile phones, power banks, and flashlights. James is very concerned with saving and preserving the natural environment, basic education, and sustainable energy development. He was born and raised in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota.