AIDF announces winner of the Innovator of the Year Award

Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is delighted to announce the winner of the Global Innovator of the Year Award 2018. Venuste Kubwimana, International Transformation Foundation was presented with the award at the 10th Anniversary AIDF Global Summit on 5-6 September in Washington D.C.

The Global Innovator of the Year Award 2018 celebrates individuals as well as teams who have introduced game-changing initiatives, created research or inventions that have made an impact on the humanitarian aid and development sectors over the past year.

The aim is to recognise individuals for their inspiring leadership, forward-thinking, creative problem-solving and implementation of innovative programmes that have helped drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

The nominees were judged on their inspiring innovation, proven impact and success. Nominees were also expected to exhibit a thoughtful, creative and innovative approach to resolving humanitarian and development challenges over the past year.

The winner, Venuste Kubwimana, Secretary General, International Transformation Foundation, was chosen as the award winner because of his work in providing school children in Kenya with safe and clean drinking water, thereby preventing school drop-outs. It is estimated that across Kenya only one third of people have access to safe water in their home.

The runners up are Scott Beale, Atlas Corps and Anil Regmi, Smart Krishi Nepal.  

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