HG Wells - civilisation is a race between education and catastrophe:: MACRAE 40 YEARS AGO: 2025 report :sci fi will no longer exist: for better or worse anything imaginable will be data-grounded & 5g linked in by networks mobilising humans and one dollar machine brains :: KEYNES 85 YEARS AGO ruling economists will prove youth most fearsome enemy because they will exponentially lockin every place's possibilities of life -- economistsports.net with economistyouth.com AfAmAsEu invite younger half of world to select evolutionary heroines & co-blog economisthealth.com economistgreen.com economistbank.com economist women.com economistrefugee.com economistblack.com economistuinversity.com and moore...

as a diaspora scot my most valuable question:what rising ops & threats spun during UN's first 75 years?
source networks-practices of the economist 1993-1843; of james watt & adam smith since 1760?
OPS
FROM 1950S all engineering workers lives matter- source 5 places beyond old world east coast ie japan s.korea taiwan hk singapore
womens rural keynesianism =half a billion rural asian girls lives matter - source bangladesh & china from 1975
....front line community health servants matter renewed from 1975 started turning 20th c by eg nightingale uk barton us
every lifelomg student & teacher lives matter - started with zoom and in some asian nations earlier..
green lives matter- must start 2021 by going beyong nations borders ie un2.1
.THREATS
*the g8 as of 1945 fail to help each other solve different lives matter crises both inside and across borders
*going beyond slide ruler turns most economists into disgraceful political chicanery
*satellite communications used to dumb down eg tv advertise instead of celebrate lifelong action learning..
*300 trillion dollars of western pension money fails to rate sdg investments as asset grade
to help continue macrae search for sdg generation rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk or partner abeduni.com.
can we the peoples design a world in which each next child born has a great chance at life and livelihood. this is why nations met to unite at san francisco opera house 1945.Its a question that involves the design purpose of every market activity from health to education but seemed then and now to require priority clarification on investment and on peace building. because americans had kindly intervened twice to stop the old world from collapsing into wars there was an understanding the old world's empires .needed transforing- none more than btitain and japan the two islands which had taken over how most lives were organised in asia and africa.over the first 18 decades since machines and humans had evolved out of 1760s glasgow university - first engineer watt, first new market imagineer smith - the majority of the world's people still had no access to electricity grids, so little education, poor health, urgent subsistence challenges. instead of financial and public servants designed to help with livelihood and community development.it is reported that the moon race decade waved optimism all over the world- maybe so no human mission will be impossible. what happened next - was there an entrepreneurial way out for
the majority of asians who were still stuck in one of 3 broken financial systyems - either no banking for their needs, loan sharks or communism. this crisis
what if every famous speaker using the un platform had to also turn their speech into a max 5 minute video lesson- first audiences to rate these videos could be leading blacklivesmatter sports stars or other celebrities who wanted their young fans to do last mile service solutions...in our view if you work on implication of poverty museums sdgoal 1 that ever next baby - girl or boy's life matters - merits a chance at making most of life then depending on localities you audit which other goals matter first andjoin in worldwide new education mapping -swap solutions with places/peoples facing similar urgent system transformation needs and startup resources.......
biggest colab search of 2018 where is damo extending its intercity adcademy; biggest question of 2017:where is Ali Baba University inviting partnerships? Examples:
New Zealand ... Germany ...UN 1 2 3 - Chinese only Aliresearch.com

GirlsWorldBank bids you welcome : happy job creating if you want to study sustainability goals job creation go study poverty first- locally- POP1-2-3 search out/celebrate your profession's world class expert who has 1 lived with poor, 2 as well as innovated her profession with the poor diagnosed system traps of poverty, and 3 sees it as sin not to priorities use of modern tech to end history's -sadly sport charities have been the worst in abusing girls usgynmaistics and maing a few men rich eg fifa instead of community building - will this end at alibaba olympics

Thursday, September 24, 2020

 

PEAKERS

PRATIK DESAI - MODERATOR
STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT LEAD, WORLD BENCHMARKING ALLIANCE
Pratik leads strategic engagement efforts for the World Benchmarking Alliance, working to grow and strengthen a diverse, balanced, and inclusive community of global allies and partners who believe in and understand the potential of benchmarks to drive transformative change through the SDGs.
ELIZABETH COUSENS
CEO, UN FOUNDATION
Elizabeth Cousens is President and CEO of the UN Foundation. She was previously at the US Mission to the UN in New York, including as Ambassador to ECOSOC and the Peacebuilding Commission and as negotiator on the SDGs. Prior to that, she worked around the world for organizations including the International Peace Institute and HD Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.
GIOVANNA KUELE
RESEARCHER, IGARAPE INSTITUTE
Giovanna Kuele is non-resident researcher for Igarapé Institute and PhD Candidate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Based in NY, she has researched and engaged with international politics, particularly regarding global governance, international security, conflict prevention, and peace operations. She completed her M.A. (2017) and B.A. (2014) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. She has conducted fieldwork in Congo (2015), Ethiopia (2018), and Kenya (2018).
KATHERINE ZAVALA
DIRECTOR OF GRASSROOTS PARTNERSHIPS, THOUSAND CURRENTS

Katherine Zavala is Director of Grassroots Partnerships at Thousand Currents, which partners with grassroots groups and movements — led by women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples in the Global South — that are creating lasting solutions to our shared global challenges. In this role she has worked alongside groups including AFEDES, an indigenous women-led organization in Guatemala and the Movement of People Affected by Dams, a national social movement in Brazil. Previously she worked for IDEX on poverty alleviation.

OTTO SAKI
GLOBAL PROGRAM OFFICER, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND GOVERNMENT TEAM, FORD FOUNDATION

Otto Saki is a global program officer on the Civic Engagement and Government team. He joined the foundation as a program officer in the South Africa office in 2017. His areas of interest are global and regional political economy, regional economic communities, health, information technology, and governance. Otto has provided technical assistance to civil society, government ministries and government agencies across Sub-Saharan Africa on various law related matters including legislative reform. Otto has litigated before the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights on matters relating to freedom of expression, protection of the law and forced evictions.

BERRY VRBANOVIC
MAYOR OF KITCHENER, CANADA AND TREASURER, UNITED CITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Berry Vrbanovic was born in Zagreb, Croatia. He is Mayor of Kitchener, Canada and Treasurer of the United Cities and Local Government, the largest association of its kind in the world. He has a long history of engagement in local government, as well as global fora, with particular focus on Agenda 2030 and Financing for Development.

PATRICK GASPARD
PRESIDENT, OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS

Patrick Gaspard Is President of the Open Society Foundations. He has worked in government, politics and social justice movement, including as US ambassador to South Africa (2013-16), White House director of political affairs, national political director for Obama for America in 2008 and before then for a number of unions and the mayor of New York City, David Dinkins.


UN DIGEST | STAGE 1

As a series of touch points each day, UN leaders will share a thematic digest in short ‘explainer’ videos. UN leaders from across the UN System will share the vision for their organization’s efforts responding to the urgency to accelerate action to deliver the SDGs. These digests will illustrate their priorities, and to explain what is at stake, why you should care and how people everywhere can take action.

SPEAKERS

ANNEMARIE HOU
ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UN OFFICE FOR PARTNERSHIPS
Appointed Executive Director a.i., UN Office for Partnerships in April 2020 concurrently as Senior Communications Adviser in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, Annemarie Hou served as Chief of Staff and Director of the Executive Office of UNAIDS and previously she oversaw the global advocacy and communications portfolio.

Prior to joining UNAIDS, Ms. Hou worked in the philanthropic field, with a focus on health and children’s issues. She was the Communications Director at Casey Family Programs, an operating foundation dedicated to child welfare issues started by the founder of UPS. Annemarie also served as the first Global Health Communications Manager at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and as the family’s spokesperson. An award-winning writer, she started her career as a television journalist. She is a member of the Alumni Advisory Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

JUDITH KARL
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, UN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

Ms. Karl is the Executive Secretary of the UN Capital Development Fund. She started her career in the private sector as a Management Consultant with a focus on optimizing business operations in the US private banking and real estate sectors. Ms. Karl moved to UNDP in 1988, starting as a management support officer in the Personnel division in New York. She has occupied management positions in UNDP Mali and Cambodia where she led programmes in local development finance, decentralisation, small and medium enterprise development, demining, and crisis response. Ms. Karl served for six years as the head of strategy and policy for UNDP’s Crisis prevention and recovery, was the Deputy Director in UNDP’s Washington Liaison office, and served five years as head of UNDP’s operational performance group. Ms. Karl joined UNCDF as Executive Secretary in August 2014.


PEAKERS

ANNEMARIE HOU
ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UN OFFICE FOR PARTNERSHIPS
Appointed Executive Director a.i., UN Office for Partnerships in April 2020 concurrently as Senior Communications Adviser in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, Annemarie Hou served as Chief of Staff and Director of the Executive Office of UNAIDS and previously she oversaw the global advocacy and communications portfolio.

Prior to joining UNAIDS, Ms. Hou worked in the philanthropic field, with a focus on health and children’s issues. She was the Communications Director at Casey Family Programs, an operating foundation dedicated to child welfare issues started by the founder of UPS. Annemarie also served as the first Global Health Communications Manager at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and as the family’s spokesperson. An award-winning writer, she started her career as a television journalist. She is a member of the Alumni Advisory Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

JUDITH KARL
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, UN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

Ms. Karl is the Executive Secretary of the UN Capital Development Fund. She started her career in the private sector as a Management Consultant with a focus on optimizing business operations in the US private banking and real estate sectors. Ms. Karl moved to UNDP in 1988, starting as a management support officer in the Personnel division in New York. She has occupied management positions in UNDP Mali and Cambodia where she led programmes in local development finance, decentralisation, small and medium enterprise development, demining, and crisis response. Ms. Karl served for six years as the head of strategy and policy for UNDP’s Crisis prevention and recovery, was the Deputy Director in UNDP’s Washington Liaison office, and served five years as head of UNDP’s operational performance group. Ms. Karl joined UNCDF as Executive Secretary in August 2014.

SDG ADVOCATES SESSION | STAGE 1

HOST: SDG ACTION ZONE

The panel will discuss in detail specific policies that can move the needle at different levels on the SDGs. Specifically, there will be a focus on upholding dignity and human rights, taking meaningful action that is not just optically-pleasing, and taking action as an individual. The session will empower viewers, giving them concrete actions to take in their own lives or advocate for in their own cities, regions, and countries. The panelists will be women on the frontlines of action, including in the COVID-19 crisis, who can share their lived experience. The session will tackle policies at three levels: government, business and individuals. Each panelist will recommend the policy or action they consider most important at each level, detailing why it is important and how it can be implemented. The panelists will discuss and critique each other’s recommendations in real time

SPEAKERS

DR. ALAA MURABIT - MODERATOR
SDG ADVOCATE; CEO, IMPACT2030
Dr. Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, Canadian Meritorious Service Cross recipient and a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth. With a strong focus on challenging societal and cultural norms, Dr.Murabit champions women’s participation in peace processes and conflict mediation as well as the role of local leaders to implement peace and security. In 2016 she founded a global Mentorship Programme for emerging leaders and co-founded the Omnis Institute, an independent non-profit organisation committed to challenging critical global issues through the empowerment of emerging local leaders, and became the Executive Director of Phase Minus 1, which provides thought leadership in conflict resolution and inclusive security. Alaa previously founded and spearheaded The Voice of Libyan Women at the age of 21.
JANA AMIN
17 YEAR OLD EGYPTIAN-AMERICAN ACTIVIST

Jana Amin is an Egyptian-American senior in High School. She has a passion for girls’ education and women in Islam. An avid speaker, Jana gave a TedX-Youth talk on changing the narrative around Muslim women and competes nationally on her school’s speech team. She works closely with The Collateral Repair Project, an NGO based in Jordan to support refugee women and girls and curated an exhibit on the duality of Egyptian women at the American University in Cairo. Recently, she hosted a virtual event, #17for17: Advocating for Girls' Education, which was featured in MarieClaire Arabia and Malala Fund's Assembly. Her internship at the Harvard Kennedy School explored homophobic attitudes in the Middle East.


BREAKOUT SESSION | STAGE 2

HOST: BAN KI-MOON CENTRE FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS

If every young person started an SDG micro-project, the world would look drastically different in a year. We believe that to achieve real progress in implementing the SDGs, we need to catalyze all global citizens around the world, particularly young people and women. By spotlighting youth activism and highlighting individual initiatives taken by Ban Ki-moon Centre scholars and fellows (SDG Micro-Projects), the session seeks to empower young people to become agents of change, to spot problems and find solutions. The concept “SDG Micro-Projects” encourages thinking “glocally” and brings a local focus to achieving the SDGs as the scholars and fellows tackle challenges in their own communities. It should remove hesitations and perceived barriers of anyone who wants to make a difference but doesn’t know where and how to start. The SDG Micro-Project examples will show that it doesn’t take a big organization, budget or endorsement to make a real difference and help make the SDGs reality. The vision of this session is to inspire more young people and women to take action for the SDGs in their communities.

SPEAKERS

JULIA ZIMMERMAN - MODERATOR
PROGRAM OFFICER AT BAN KI-MOON CENTRE FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS
Julia currently serves as a Program Officer at the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna, Austria. She is a dedicated young professional, an engaged change-maker, and a passionate advocate for sustainability, human rights, and gender equality with over two years of experience working for international NGOs and partnering with diverse local, regional, and international stakeholders. Julia seeks to use her career and voice to uplift and empower others and believes in the power of communication and the arts in changing hearts and minds.
OYINDAMOLA ADEGBOYE
EDUCATION CONSULTANT AT THE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP CENTRE
Oyindamola Adegboye is passionate about strengthening Africa’s human capital – especially through educating the youth with relevant skills - to drive social and economic prosperity. She is currently works with the Consultancy unit of The Education Partnership Centre, Lagos, Nigeria where she is carrying out three capstone projects.
ALHASSAN BABA MUNIRU
CO-FOUNDER OF RECYCLE UP! GHANA
Alhassan was a Ban Ki-moon Centre Global Citizen Scholar in 2018. He is passionate about the environment, education and youth empowerment and has dedicated a significant proportion of his time working on these issues. This is what led him to co-found the organization's Technology Without Borders Ghana and later Recycle Up! Ghana.
FARIDA AMIRI
FOUNDER OF PEACE FRIENDS
Farida Amiri is a peace activist and peacebuilder from Afghanistan. With her grassroots initiative “Peace Friends” she established youth- and women-focused network mechanisms designed to promote and support peace-building activities, social gatherings within the context of Afghanistan.
LATIFA ALWAZZAN
FOUNDER / EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBER AT MW6INY ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN / WAZZANMATH SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Latifa AlWazzan is a social entrepreneur in the field of education from Kuwait. In her work, she applies engaging methodologies to integrate the SDGs into every level of education. Having young students help her build a solar-energy powered greenhouse in the backyard of a public school in Kuwait was just one of her innovative projects.
BELINDA ISIMBI UWASE
UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND FOUNDER OF GLOW VOICE
Belinda Isimbi Uwase is a passionate young activist from Rwanda who is currently pursuing her university degree in Seoul, Korea. Her SDG Micro-Project is in partnership with the organization she founded, “GLOW VOICE”, which seeks to empower young girls in high schools in Rwanda. She believes that it is her responsibility to teach other girls how to speak up for themselves and to know their true worth so that they can unleash their full potential.
September 24, 11:45
11:45 — 12:30 EST (GMT-5) (45′)

Activism, Gender Equality, Leave No One Behind, Partnerships, Youth

| HOST: BAN KI-MOON CENTRE FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS |, ALHASSAN BABA MUNIRU (RECYCLE UP! GHANA), BELINDA ISIMBI UWASE (GLOW VOICE), FARIDA AMIRI (PEACE FRIENDS), JULIA ZIMMERMAN (BAN KI-MOON CENTRE FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS), LATIFA ALWAZZAN (MW6INY & WAZZANMATH), OYINDAMOLA ADEGBOYE (EDUCATION 

BREAKOUT SESSION | STAGE 3

HOST: UNDP ACCELERATOR LABS

Developing countries face significantly complex challenges, including multifactor poverty as well as global phenomena like climate change, pollution, and rising extremism, which must be addressed through a local lens. The session will highlight new solutions that are locally relevant and locally driven, that can be adapted, sustained, and replicated to address these complex challenges. Further, we need a robust, adaptable learning system to increase our knowledge about what works, where, and why. These solutions need to be expanded dramatically beyond the non-obvious solutions and, where possible, not just transferred but adapted across regions, SDGs, and ecosystems. This panel will discuss about traditional knowledge holders and grassroots innovators who innovate, create, and pass on knowledge and solutions to address needs unmet by policies and market access. For example, youth entrepreneurs in Sudan are creating decent work and economic growth among vulnerable groups, informal workers in Ghana are designing solutions to convert waste into valuable assets, while indigenous crafts, heirloom recipes, and ethnobotanicals are being mapped by SalikLakbay researchers in the Philippines to develop their innovations and bridge them to market. Via a panel discussion between young innovators from Least Developed Countries, scholars from the Global South, and UNDP Accelerator Lab teams from Africa and Asia, we will explore the richness of grassroots innovations, share concrete examples and stories contributing to decent work and economic growth, no poverty, and sustainable cities and communities, and demonstrate the importance of accelerating these innovations at a global scale.

 

SPEAKERS

GINA LUCARELLI
UNDP ACCELERATOR LABS TEAM LEADER, UNP
Gina Lucarelli has been working in global development for over 20 years. She has dabbled in social innovation and global development in the areas of data innovation, collective intelligence, sustainable development, justice reform, indigenous knowledge and participatory development. She has also managed teams and portfolios in innovation, directed digital and open data strategies, fought for private sector and innovation foundation partnerships, led strategic planning, attempted to see impact through monitoring and evaluation, and led advocacy and communication campaigns in the UN.
ANIL KUMAR GUPTA
PROFESSOR, FOUNDER OF THE HONEYBEE NETWORK
Anil Kumar Gupta is an Indian scholar in the area of grassroots innovations. He is the founder of the Honey Bee Network. He retired as a full-time professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 2017, where he served for about 36 years. He held an executive vice-chair at the National Innovation Foundation, where he is a member of its governing board now. He is also a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. He was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 2004, for his contributions to management education.
REX LOR
HEAD OF SOLUTIONS MAPPING, UNDP PHILIPPINES

Rex Lor is the Head of Solutions Mapping of UNDP Philippines and is on the lookout for grassroots innovations through the Science & Technology Department's Grassroots Innovation for Inclusive Development (GRIND), a Philippines Accelerator Lab-supported program. He is an educator and researcher by training, designs social innovation programs, and facilitates innovation workshops.

FATIMA FAROUTA
HEAD OF SOLUTIONS MAPPING, UNDP GHANA
Fatima Farouta is the Head of Solutions Mapping of UNDP Ghana, she is trained as an anthropologist and is looking for grassroots innovations in Accra. Fatima is is uniquely positioned to identify grassroots innovations in the Accra communities.
MAHASIN ISMAIL
FOUNDER, SAUNDERS HOMESTAY
Mahasin Ismail is a business studies senior student from Sudan. She has founded Saunders Homestay, a Sudanese digital marketplace for hosted accommodation focused on home-sharing and dedicated to offering quality rooms at wallet-friendly price, and giving host an opportunity to rent out their spare rooms on their global marketplace. Passionate about youth entrepreneurship and social enterprises and social impact, Mahasin has served as a motivational speaker at several primary and high schools, gender equality and woman right activist seeking to make a positive change in Sudan.
September 24, 11:45
11:45 — 12:30 EST (GMT-5) (45′)

Inequalities, Partnerships, Technology

| HOST: UNDP ACCELERATOR LABS |, ANIL KUMAR GUPTA (PROFESSOR), FATIMA FAROUTA (UNDP), GINA LUCARELLI (UNDP), MAHASIN ISMAIL (SAUNDERS 

ACCELERATING PROGRESS TOWARD THE SDGS WITH AI

HOST: GOOGLE | STAGE 1

Amina J. Mohammed (UN Deputy Secretary General) and Ruth Porat (SVP and CFO of Google and Alphabet) SVP and CFO reconvene one year after speaking about the need for AI to become a powerful force for the Global Goals. In our first ‘annual AI check in’ a panel of experts in the field will reflect on achievements in AI as they relate to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals over the past year, how AI is supporting the COVID-19 response from health to economic recovery and how to keep equitable AI progress on track to achieve the Goals by 2030. 

SPEAKERS

AMINA J. MOHAMMED
DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Amina J. Mohammed (UN Deputy Secretary General) and Ruth Porat (SVP and CFO of Google and Alphabet) SVP and CFOreconvene one year after speaking about the need for AI to become a powerful force for the Global Goals. In our first ‘annual AI check in’ a panel of experts in the field will reflect on achievements in AI as they relate to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals over the past year, how AI is supporting the COVID-19 response from health to economic recovery and how to keep equitable AI progress on track to achieve the Goals by 2030.

RUTH PORAT
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, ALPHABET AND GOOGLE

Ruth joined Google as SVP and CFO in May 2015 and has held the same title at Alphabet since its creation in October 2015. Prior to Google, Ruth was EVP and CFO of Morgan Stanley. She is Vice Chair of Stanford University’s Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of the Stanford Management Company, the University’s endowment. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Blackstone Group Inc and the Council on Foreign Relations. Ruth holds a BA from Stanford University, an MSc from The London School of Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School.

FABRIZIO HOCHSCHILD
UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL AND SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, UNITED NATIONS

Mr. Hochschild is coordinating the preparation for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020 through a system-wide process of consultations and reflections on the role of the United Nations in advancing international cooperation and in supporting Member States’ ability to respond to emerging challenges and frontier issues. Prior to this he served as Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. Previously, Mr. Hochschild served as Deputy Special Representative for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. in 2016, UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Colombia from 2013-2016, and as Director of the Field Personnel Division for the United Nations from 2010-2012.

KENT WALKER
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL AFFAIRS, GOOGLE

Kent Walker leads Google's global affairs team, overseeing the company’s work on legal affairs, public policy, trust & safety, compliance, responsible innovation, and philanthropy. Before joining Google in 2006, Kent held executive positions at leading technology companies, including eBay, Netscape, AOL, and Airtouch Communications. He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the United States Department of Justice and advised the Attorney General on technology policy issues. Kent graduated with honors from Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He currently serves on Harvard’s Board of Overseers and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

VUKOSI MARIVATE
ABSA UP CHAIR OF DATA SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Vukosi works on developing Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence methods to extract insights from data. As part of his vision for the ABSA Data Science chair, Vukosi is interested in Data Science for Social Impact, using local challenges as a springboard for research. In this area Vukosi has worked on projects in science, energy, public safety and utilities. Vukosi is an organiser of the Deep Learning Indaba, the largest Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence workshop on the African continent, aiming to strengthen African Machine Learning. He is passionate about developing young talent, supervising MSc and PhD students and mentoring budding Data Scientists.

CLARA NORDON
DIRECTOR, THE MSF FOUNDATION

Clara Nordon leads the Médecins Sans Frontières Foundation (Doctors Without Borders) . She graduated with a master’s degree in management science from Paris Dauphine. She then embarked on an eclectic international career, working on documentary film production in Shanghai and banking in Singapore prior to joining MSF in 2012. At MSF, she has held a variety of field positions, ranging from educational film production to emergency response coordination, and has been posted in Yemen, DRC, Haiti, Ukraine, and Bangladesh. In 2016, her determination to support pioneering initiatives led to her current role as Director of The MSF Foundation. Today, she spends most of her time assessing the added value of new technologies in the humanitarian medical field.

PABLO MARTÍN FERNÁNDEZ
DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION AND COMMUNICATION AT CHEQUEADO.

Pablo M. Fernández. Director of Innovation and Communication at Chequeado where he leads the development of the automation platform being built to help fact checkers in their work stopping misinformation. Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and Professor of the Master's Degree in Innovation in Digital Media at Torcuato Di Tella University. Former editor of Lanacion.com (Breaking news, homepage and technology) and digital magazines of La Nación (Brando, Living, Lugares, Hola, Maru, Ohlala, Rolling Stone and Susana).


SPEAKERS

ZINHLE ESSAMUAH
HOST AND CORRESPONDENT ON NOWTHIS NEWS
Zinhle is a correspondent and the host of “KnowThis,” NowThis’ daily news show that gives a quick, but detailed rundown of all the trending news you need to know — from politics to viral news videos — on Facebook Watch and Instagram. Zinhle also covers breaking and long-form news stories around the country with a focus on the politics and culture beat — interviewing politicians from Bernie Sanders to celebrities like Serena Williams. Recently, she released a report on Black Maternal mortality in the COVID-19 era that grossed 3M views in less than one month. She continues to report on underserved communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2017, Zinhle opened NowThis’ Washington, D.C. bureau, championing on-the-ground live coverage of major protests, and reporting on the history-making candidates throughout the 2018 election. Zinhle is informed by a deep well of experience as a multimedia cinematographer, editor, and filmmaker, with her debut award-winning documentary film on the Black Lives Matter movement screened across the U.S., Canada and Europe. She is a recipient of a Gracie Award for her filmography. Zinhle’s incisive reporting and hosting skills have earned her the opportunity to speak at high-profile events across the country, most recently as moderator of the first Intergenerational Town Hall at the United Nations. Follow Zinhle on Facebook @zinhleessamuah, Instagram @simplyzinhle, and Twitter @simplyzinhle.
SOLITAIRE TOWNSEND
CO-FOUNDER, FUTERRA

Solitaire has been a passionate change-maker for over 30 years. As co-founder of Futerra she advises governments, charities and brands including Google, IKEA and the United Nations on imagining a better future, and making it happen. With Futerra offices in London, Stockholm, New York and Mexico City she admits that making the world a better place is a damn good business plan. You can watch her TEDx talks online and read her in the Guardian, Huffington Post, Forbes and more often as @GreenSolitaire. Solitaire was named ‘Ethical Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2008 and more recently was Chair of the UK Green Energy Scheme, a member of the United Nations Sustainable Lifestyles Taskforce and a London Leader for Sustainability. Her new book The Happy Hero - How To Change Your Life By Changing The World is out now.

GEORGIA ARNOLD
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AT VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS, VIACOM
Georgia Arnold is Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility at Viacom International Media Networks and the Executive Director of MTV Staying Alive Foundation. Ms. Arnold was instrumental in establishing the MTV Staying Alive Foundation in 2005, and was appointed Executive Director in October 2007. MTV SAF is a US & UK charity, set up to tell stories to change lives, creating movements with purpose to improve young people’s health and well-being globally. As part of this, Ms Arnold conceived and created the multi award-winning MTV Shuga – a 360-degree mass-media HIV prevention & SRH edutainment campaign with proven impact. Since 2017, Ms Arnold has been the co-Champion of ‘Fusion’, Viacom’s ERG on Cultural Diversity.
MELINDA ARONS
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SOCIAL IMPACT, PARTICIPANT MEDIA
Melinda Arons is SVP of Social Impact for Participant Media, where she is instrumental in helping build campaigns in support of the company’s social impact strategy that address the most important issues of our time. Arons started her career at Fox News and spent twelve years at ABC News as a producer for Good Morning America and Nightline, where she ultimately became the Chief Political Producer and Senior Producer. While at ABC she won a Peabody and was nominated for multiple Emmys ® . In 2013, she joined Facebook to help build their Media Partnerships team, and left in 2016 to join the Hillary For America presidential campaign as the Director of Broadcast Media. Since the election, Arons has consulted for the International Rescue Committee and for Lincoln Square Productions, the long form unit of ABC News. She attended Georgetown University.
TATIANA FAHIE
GIRL UP TEEN ADVISOR
16-year-old advocate for gender equality, community development, and climate change. Born in Manhattan, New York City but raised on the beautiful island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Since primary school, Tatiana has been an active member of her school, church, local and global community. She joined the BVI Red Cross as a youth volunteer in 2015. During her time in East Side Middle School in Upper East Side, post-Hurricanes Irma and Maria, her Student Council committee (Hurricane Irma Relief) donated $600 to the BVI Red Cross' rebuilding project. Later that year, under Tatiana’s leadership, the Hurricane Irma Relief Committee donated school supplies worth over $50,000 to the BVI Department of Education. Since her return home, she founded the first Girl Up chapter in the British Virgin Islands. Simultaneously, presiding over the InterAct Club of her International Baccalaureate school: Cedar International School. Girl Up’s Board of Teen Advisors are the heart and soul of Girl Up. They are passionate changemakers who together spread and fuel Girl Up’s work ensuring the initiative stays authentic to the mission and brings the voice of this new generation to the forefront. Teen Advisors are central to all Girl Up decision-making by advising on strategy and offer guidance for our movement to advance global gender equality.
NATASHA MWANSA
JOURNALIST AND HEALTH ADVOCATE
Natasha is the youngest recipient of the Global Health Leaders award worldwide awarded by the World Health Organisation in recognition of her work towards adolescent health for over six years and after her awe striking speech on what young people want during the opening of the 72nd World Health Assembly. She is also a recognised world leader by the 5Oth World Economic Forum as one of the top 10 young people under age 20 making global impact. Born on the 3rd of May, 2001, Natasha is a powerful and influential Zambian 19 year old girl who speaks out on issues affecting the health and well-being of young people. She is the founder and the Executive Director of the Natasha Mwansa Foundation, a foundation that aims to see a world in which Young People are heard, valued, healthy and given the opportunity to share power with stakeholders and influence decisions made over them. Additionally she is a health, women and young people’s rights activist and advocate. She is also a Women Deliver 2018 Young Leader. Additionally, her work has led her to sit on the African Union Commission’s Youth Advisory Board, she was picked as the United Nation’s Population Fund’s Youth Ambassador and she is a Social Accountability Monitor and a second year student at the University of Zambia. Her goal is to be the voice to the voiceless and equip them to realise that they too have a voice and ought to be heard.
September 24, 08:00
08:00 — 08:45 EST (GMT-5) (45′)

Partnerships

| HOST: SDG ACTION ZONE |, GEORGIA ARNOLD (VIACOM), MELINDA ARONS (PARTICIPANT MEDIA), NADIRA HIRA (MASTER OF CEREMONY), NATASHA MWANSA (JOURNALIST AND HEALTH ADVOCATE), SOLITAIRE TOWNSEND (FUTERRA), TATIANA FAHIE (GIRL UP), ZINHLE 

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