Yewande Akinola is a Design Engineer and founder of the Global EMIT project. Yewande’s engineering experience and responsibilities include the design of sustainable water supply systems and the engineering design coordination of large projects in the built environment. She is passionate about global development and has worked on projects in the U.K., Africa, Middle East and in East Asia. Yewande has won several awards including the UK Young Woman Engineer of the year (Institute of Engineering and Technology 2012), UK 35 Under 35 (Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 2013) and UK Outstanding Woman in STEM (PRECIOUS Award 2014.) Her professional specialties are water, design for manufacture and assembly project engineering and innovation management. In this project, she is responsible for implementing  affordable water systems.