Wish for Wash

We are Wish for WASH.

Our purpose is to bring more diverse talent and inclusive innovation into the Impact Economy that specifically helps address global water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) problems via human-centered research, design and education.

Wish for WASH Thinks Inc is a ‘think and do tank’ and is the 501(c)3, nonprofit arm of the Wish for WASH Collective.

Our Mission

The mission of the Wish for WASH Collective is to catalyze sustainable and equitable solutions that align with the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, specifically SDG 6, and that function at the intersection of innovation and inclusion because

What We Do

Research

We seek to lead relevant, actionable, and accessible research that sits at the intersection of innovation and inclusion within the Sanitation Economy while also prioritizing diverse representation in authorship, methodology, and industry.

Design

Design Thinking and human-centered design are methodologies that are leveraged across all of our work. We also conduct traditional industrial design and engineering research and development (R&D) work.

Education

Through our workshops and curricula, we seek to empower the next generation of STEAM learners and human-centered problem-solvers to use empathic, interdisciplinary and iterative tools to build sustainable and inclusive innovation in the Impact Economy (with WASH as the case study).

Incubation

As a ‘think and do’ tank, we work to support the next generation of makers to utilize participatory design thinking approaches and evidence-based science to create, test and grow their ventures, vocations and voices in Impact Economy

Acceleration

As a ‘think and do’ tank, we are proud to support, connect and equip a multigenerational and interdisciplinary pipeline of researchers, educators, facilitators coaches, makers and leaders with Durable Skills to effectively, efficiently and equitably drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal targets by 2030 (and beyond!)

Consultivation

Interested in engaging with our team on a WASH, global health or social innovation research, design or education problem?

Impact

200+

Members + Alumni

We’re a community of diverse multigenerational + multidisciplinary passioneers.

We’re a community of diverse multigenerational + multidisciplinary passioneers looking to lead and support sustainable global impact work.

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Project Partners

We co-create, ideate, facilitate and deliver our projects in concert with a host of incredible project partners.

We co-create, ideate, facilitate and deliver our projects in concert with a host of incredible project partners.

100+

Lectures and Workshops

We have conducted and led innovative educational lectures, workshops, trainings and events for diverse audiences.

We have conducted and led innovative educational lectures, workshops, trainings and events for diverse audiences.

100K+

Program stakeholders

Our WASH products, research and educational experiences have directly benefited people both locally and globally through human-centered design processes.

Our WASH products, research and educational experiences have benefited people both locally and globally through human-centered design processes.

Work with us

Thank you for your desire to support our work to bring innovation and inclusion to the world of WASH! There are two tangible ways you can support our mission right now. You can donate financially to our 501(c)3 organization or you can donate your time or partner with us. Click the links below to work with us today!

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