Corina Shika Kwami

Corina Shika Kwami

PhD Student

My research aims to identify innovative finance solutions for investment in urban water resources for smart cities and develop a comprehensive strategy for application in emerging economies. 


Previous work has included consultancies for the United Nations and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with direct international experience across markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. I have worked with UN organizations (World Health Organization (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 public-private partnerships with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mastercard Foundation and Ferrero Chocolate.


I am interested in opportunities in strategy, business development and innovation in urban water resources, smart city technology and sustainability.

Making cities more liveable has motivated my professional as well as my creative work. Having experience as a performer and collaborator in public engagement, I am keen to combine these skills to promote smarter cities.


See TEDx talk on the role of jazz in Berlin, recognized by the Center for International Education Exchange (CIEE) for "Inspiring Social Change 2014"