Events and Speaking Engagments

2014 Events and Speaking Engagements

World Water Week logo Global Health Program Development Officer Sameera Chilakapati was in NYC in February to represent Breath of Life at a special session on private sector engagement in the Every Newborn Action Plan -- the first global roadmap to ending preventable newborn deaths. 


World Water Week logo

Blue Planet Network Development Director Silke Knebel attended the 21st
 Rotary International Central America Project Fair in Guatemala in January, then visited water projects at Agua Para La Salud and Water for the Americas.
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2013 Events and Speaking Engagements

World Water Week logo EMW Partners with Vietnam Agency
In an initiative to improve individual and community health and hygiene, WASH Solutions VP Minh Chau Nguyen signed an MOU with representatives of Vietnam's Health Environment Management Agency. The partnership involves education and mobilization of about 20,000 poor households to install hygienic latrines through results-based financing with funding from the Australian government.

November 24, 2013 in Vietnam

World Water Week logo John Anner Leads Symposium Panel
EMW President John Anner was a featured panelist at the Sankara Eye Foundation Symposium on "Scaling Up Social Impact" a four-hour conference held at Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus.

November 15, 2013 in Mountain View, CA

World Water Week logo Lisa Nash Addresses "Audacious Philanthropy" Conference
Lisa Nash, CEO of EMW’s Blue Planet Network Division, was a speaker at this year’s Social Venture Partners “Audacious Philanthropy” Conference on the topic, "The Evolution of a Collective Action Network." She shared the challenges and rewards of building an online community of expert water organizations.

October 17 - 19, 2013 in Palo Alto, CA

World Water Week logo CSR Asia Summit
EMW Regional Communications and Development Manager Van Ly attended the 7th annual CSR Asia Summit, joining a mix of  business, government and civil society leaders addressing emerging trends in corporate social responsibility in the region.

September 17-18, 2013 in Bangkok

World Water Week logo EMW WASH Experts Attend World Water Week
WASH Solutions VP Minh Chau Nguyen and Senior WASH Advisor Per Ljung delivered a joint presentation on "Building Partnerships in the WASH Sector through Results-Based Financing" at World Water Week.

September 1 - 6 in Stockholm

Social Investment Forum logo Social Investment Forum Features EMW Partner MTTS
This year's Social Investment Forum in Hanoi featured MTTS, which designs and manufactures medical devices provided to hospitals by the Breath of Life program.

August 22 - 23 in Hanoi

Global Heart Network poster Global Health Staff Attend GHN Forum 
Global Health staff Sameera Chilakapati and Chris Hest attended a forum held by EMW partner The Global Heart Network Foundation on "Technology, Global Health, and Collaboration."

Thursday, August 15, 6:30 - 8:30 PM in San Francisco, CA


Jessica Burg, Development Administrator Education Staff Attends USAID Education Summit 
EMW development staff member Jessica Burg attended the 2013 USAID Education Summit, held August 6 - 8, in Washington, DC. The conference theme was "State of the Field, State of the Art."

August 2013


Christopher Hest, VP Global Health EMW Global Health VP Speaks at Humanitarian Medicine Forum 
Christopher Hest, EMW Vice President for Global Health, was a keynote speaker at the 9th Global Forum on Humanitarian Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

June 27 - 29 in Geneva, Switzerland

Asia Society logo EMW Co-sponsors "Water Wars in Asia?" Panel with Asia Society
Water security challenges facing China and India have consequences for Asia as a whole. Join national security expert Brahma Chellaney, water expert Peter Gleick, and futurist Peter Schwartz for a fascinating discussion.

Wednesday, June 5, 6:00 - 7:30 PM in San Francisco, CA

Tom Low East Meets West CFO Tom Low Presents Education Program Results 
At the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2013 Conference, held March 10-15 in New Orleans,Tom Low presented the results of innovative financing mechanisms used in our upper secondary education program.
March 2013
Minh Chau EMW WASH Vice President Attends Workshop
Minh Chau Nguyen,EMW's Vice President for Water & Sanitation programs, attended the January 14 - 17 "Learning What Works: Sanitation Partners Workshop," hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
January 2013

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