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.