Derrick Hosea

Derrick Hosea is a visionary social entrepreneur born in Uganda, East Africa. He is an Alumni Fellow of the DO School NYC Sustainable Cup Challenge and a 2015 Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

He is the founder and C.E.O of ONELAMP whose goal is to replace kerosene lanterns with solar lights in one million households in East Africa by 2020. Through ONELAMP, Derrick has impacted over 5,000 lives by facilitating access to affordable clean energy, increasing household savings, and reducing carbon emissions from dangerous kerosene lanterns.

As a person who has experienced the dangers of using kerosene lights for reading firsthand, Derrick believes no African child should have to go through the same experience to realize their dreams in the 21st century. He is passionate about renewable energy and works tirelessly to develop Africa’s Uber for solar.