Norah Magero
Co-Founder & CEO, Drop Access

Norah is the Co-Founder and CEO of Drop Access, a social enterprise that develops and provides practical and affordable energy solutions for rural, remote, off-grid and low-income communities in Kenya. Drop Access provides access and financing for solar cold storage solutions and solar water pumping and promotes the adoption of clean cooking through the sale and distribution of clean cookstoves to underserved communities. Norah is also the project lead of VacciBox; a portable and IoT-enabled solar-powered cold chain technology that is being used to store, transport and track vaccines in rural and off-grid areas in Kenya.

She is an alumna of the Young African Leaders Initiative, YALI, the Microgrid Academy, the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR), Future Females Business School by UK-Kenya Tech Hub and Acumen. She holds several awards and recognitions: Women in Energy, Philanthropy Award winner 2017, 2020 Social Impact Award and the overall award, Energy Champion of the year Award by the World Energy Day-Kenya, the Microgrid Academy Award winner 2020 by the Res4Africa Foundation. Norah also won the Innovation Award 2021 by Africa Queen of Energy Awards. Through her innovation: VacciBox, Norah is the first Kenyan and the second woman to win the Africa Prize by the Royal Academy of Engineers, UK. Through her work, Norah has received numerous public commendations including from the former President of the Republic of Kenya H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and the current Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, Samantha Powers.