Clean Water for Everyone invited to present at UNHCR Innovation Panel

NEW YORK – January 20, 2015 – Clean Water for Everyone’s CEO, Abbey Wemimo, was recently invited to speak on a panel discussion titled “Innovation Solutions: Creating Humanitarian Innovation Management” at the 2015 Humanitarian Innovation Jam at Georgetown University. He addressed the challenges and solutions for managing water and sanitation and highlighted CWFE’s sustainable approach to providing access to clean water and sanitation in Ghana. Abbey presented alongside Olivier Delarue (Lead UNHCR Innovation), Howard Rush (Professor Innovation Management) and Michael Chodos (Senior Fellow Beeck Center for Social Innovation). This panel tied together previous workshops, and convened all participants to think constructively about ways to better manage humanitarian innovation. The session was particularly significant for developing an interactive toolkit that will be launched at the end of HIJ.

About UNHCR Innovation Jam
Hosted by UNHCR Innovation and Georgetown University, the Humanitarian Innovation Jam (HIJ) stimulates conversation and collaboration among development practitioners, students, and scholars.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is a United Nations agency mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. The UNHCR has won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1954 and again in 1981.

CWFE’s CEO selected for a “Young Africans Committed To Excellence (YACE) Award”

NEW YORK – July 10, 2014 – Clean Water for Everyone’s Chief Executive Officer, Abbey Wemimo, has been honored with a “Face2Face Africa Young African Committed to Excellence (YACE) Award.” Abbey was one of six outstanding finalists for the prize: the group included promising entrepreneurs, diplomats and engineers who possess the talent and drive to become part of the next generation of African leaders who will shape the future of their home continent.

About Face2Face Africa
Face2Face Africa is an ambitious, forward-looking, fast-growing media group with a diverse range of expertise and interests. The company serves a technologically interconnected generation of young people across the world that have a shared ancestry in Africa. Leveraging the talents and technological know-how of this generation, the company provides its audience with intelligent discourse and entertaining content across a wide range of platforms.

About Pan-African Weekend
The mission of the pan-African (F2FA) Weekend is to highlight and celebrate those individuals who are transforming Africa in this century. As part of this mission, Face2face Africa searched far and wide to find six of the brightest, most inspiring, and most promising young pan-African professionals who are already making notable impacts in African affairs. F2FA Weekend, also known as The Pan-African Weekend, is one of the most prestigious annual gatherings of people of African heritage in the United States.


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New York University Robert F. Wagner Story on Clean Water for Everyone:

“Clean Water for Everyone, a nonprofit organization founded and led by NYU Wagner’s Wemimo S. Abbey, has been invited to attend theClinton Global Initiative University meeting March 21-23 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

The meeting will bring together more than 1,000 student innovators like Abbey who have made commitments to action in: education; environment and climate change; peace and human rights; poverty alleviation; and public health. He will have the opportunity to attend plenary sessions, working sessions, and other special events devoted to these five focus areas, and to build networks, skills, and potential partnerships.

Abbey (as he likes to be called) is working at Wagner toward his MPA. Through Clean Water for Everyone, he has been working to provide access to clean and affordable water supply in developing nations. The nonprofit organization’s social venture project in Ghana currently addresses issues of sanitation, sustainability, and women empowerment.”

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