Corina Kwami

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Corina Kwami

 

Corina Kwami is a PhD candidate at University College of London in London, United Kingdom on a UK research grant titled Transforming the Engineering of Cities. She is currently investigating best practices in access to water services in Medellin, Colombia. Her works includes collaboration with local governments, industry leaders in utilities services (such as EPM) and local communities to achieve this. Previous work has included consultancies for the United Nations with direct international experience in cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. I have worked with UN agencies such as WHO, International Labor Organization, partner agencies such as UNICEF, UNFPA and UNHCR, development partners such as Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Belgian Development Cooperation (BTC) and through partnerships with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mastercard Foundation and Ferrero Chocolate. As a student in high school as well as university, she was student athlete, involved in the debate league, creative arts and spent my exchange abroad in Morocco. After university, she lived in Switzerland, Germany, Rwanda and the UK. In order to communicate her work creatively, Corina has been involved in a range of arts’ projects that raise awareness about cities and their role in development. She showcased her work on cities in a TEDx talk in Berlin in 2013 and was recognized by the Center for International Education Exchange (CIEE) for “Inspiring Social Change 2014.”

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