Abbey Wemimo is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clean Water for Everyone (CWFE), an organization that provides access to clean and affordable water supply in developing countries. CWFE has provided access to clean water for over 48,000 people, built/renovated 12 toilet facilities and awarded 51 scholarships (60% to girls) in Ghana, Nepal and Nigeria.
He gained valuable experience working with Accenture and the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. He currently consults for the European Commission Directorate General for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid) developing tools and cases to support the European Union assistance for decentralization, local governance and local development. Amongst many speaking engagements, Abbey has presented the global water and sanitation crisis at the United Nations, the Clinton Global Initiative and appeared on television to raise awareness for the cause.
He is a recipient of the 2014 Face2Face Africa Young African Committed to Excellence award, New York University (NYU) Presidential Service award, NYU Wagner Dean Scholarship, Sue W. Hancock Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) award, United States Presidential Achievement award and the National Excellence in Leadership award.
Abbey graduated with distinction (Magna Cum Laude) and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Minnesota Crookston. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management with International Public Finance focus at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.