Programme

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8:30 am - 10:30 am Breakfast (Wilson Center)

[Closed for invitees only]

10:00 am - 10:15 am Opening Session

Guests: Miroslav Lajcak, President of the UN General Assembly

Moderator: Alison Smale, UN Under-Secretary- General for Global Communications


10.30 am - 10.50 am MEDIA ROUNDTABLE I - Traditional Media

Media engagement around the SDGs

Guests:
  • Richard Liu, Broadcaster, NBC News;
  • Hiroko Kuniya, Special SDGs Editor in chief, The Asahi Shimbun;
  • Rosiland Jordan, UN Bureau Chief, Al Jazeera

Moderator: Alison Smale, UN Under-Secretary- General for Global Communications


11.00 am - 11.20 am MEDIA ROUNDTABLE II - New Media

The role of new media for achieving the SDGs

Guests:

  • Jake Horowitz, Founder, Mic.com
  • Luis Enriquez, CEO, Cultura Colectiva
  • Christy Tanner, Senior Vice President & GM for Media Group, CBSNews Digital
  • Neal Weinberg, Executive Producer and Co-Creator, CNNAPIREist

Moderator: Caleb Tiller, Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs, UN Foundation


11.30 am - 11.50 am CBS Podcast

12:00 pm – 12.30 pm

Investing in nature for the SDGs

Guests:
  • Equator Prize Winners and Government Representatives

Moderator: Daniel Thomas, Communications Specialist


12.40 pm -1.00 pm

Local Action for the SDGs

Guests:
  • Equator Prize Winners and Government representatives

Moderator: Daniel Thomas, Communications Specialist


1.00 pm -1.50 pm Equator Prize 2017 Winners Luncheon

[Closed for invitees only]

2.00 pm -2.20 pm SDG ADVOCATES PANEL

Making the Goals famous in creative ways to drive results

Guests:
  • Richard Curtis, SDG Advocate
  • Alaa Murabit, SDG Advocate

Moderator: Gideon Lichfield, Quartz


2.25 pm -2.40 pm SDG ADVOCATES PANEL

The SDGs as a social contract - promoting accountability at all levels

Guests:
  • His Excellency Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana

Moderator: Alison Smale, UN Under-Secretary- General for Global Communications


2.45 pm - 2.55 pm

The Path Ahead for the SDGs

Guests:
  • Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary- General

Moderator: Alison Smale, UN Under-Secretary- General for Global Communications


3.30 pm - 3.50 pm SDG ADVOCATES PANEL

The future we want in Virtual Reality

Guests:
  • Monique Marian, BU Architect,Grimshaw Architects
  • Marina Gorbis, Executive Director,Institute for the Future

Moderator: Kristin Gutekunst, Executive Producer,UN Virtual Reality


4.00 pm - 4.20 pmSDG ADVOCATES PANEL

The Digital Transformation of Social Impact

Guests:
  • Otto Berkes, Co-Founder of the Xbox , Chief Technology Officer, CA Technologies
  • Andrew Turner, Chief Technology Officer, Esri Research & Development
  • Jonathan Hoeflinger, President of Sharemeister and Co-Founder OneForAll.org

Moderator: Lance Gould, Managing Director at The Silicon Valley Story Lab


4.30 pm- 4.50 pm SDG ADVOCATES PANEL

Tracking the SDGs - wherever there is progress

Guests:
  • Josselyn Simpson, Editorial Director of Thought Leadership, the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Thomas Frostberg, Editor of Global Development desk, Dagens Nyheter
  • Jonathan Hoeflinger – President of Sharemeister and Co-Founder OneForAll.org
  • Ann Simmons, Editor of Global Development Watch, Los Angeles Times

Moderator: Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary- General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs


6.00 pm- 7.00 pm Reception hosted by Entrepreneurs Org

[Closed for invitees only]

PREVENTION / PEACE & SECURITY

8.30 am - 10.00 am Breakfast GSMA - Mobile for Development

[Closed for invitees only]

10.30 am - 10.50 am

Implementing the SDGs across all sectors

Guests:
  • Ambassador Dho Young-Shim, SDG Advocate
  • Kevin Butt, Chief, Environment Office, Toyota

Moderator: Minh-Thu Pham, Executive Director of Policy, UNF


11.30 am - 11.50 am

Creativity for the Goals

Guests:
  • Terry Savage, Chairman, Cannes Lions
  • David Jones, Founder, You & Mr Jones
  • Jakob Trollback, Founder of Trollback
  • Jude Ower, CEO, Playmob

Moderator: Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, DPI


12:00 pm – 12.45 pm Solutions Hour

Guests:
  • Jimena Vallejos, Poverty Stoplight
  • Sakena Yacoobi, Afghan Learning Institute
  • JB Holston and Nina Sharma, University of Denver
  • Veronica Colondam, YCAB
  • Massa Mufti, Sonbola

Moderator: Megan Smith


1.00 pm - 1.15 pm

The refugee crisis

Guests:
  • Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  • Paloma Escudero, Chief of Communications, UNICEF

Moderator: Daniel Thomas, Communications Specialist

1.25 pm - 1.35 pm

SDGs in the classroom

Guests:
  • Riley Claremont, College of Charleston
  • Veronique Hutt, College of Charleston
  • Abby Grand, College of Charleston

Moderator: Paulina Kubiak/DPI


1.45 pm - 2.00 pm

Youth in the Lead: A conversation with the young people changing global policy

Guests:
  • Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Envoy on Youth
  • Hon. Bogolo Kenewendo, Member of Parliament of Botswana
  • Sebastian Kurz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Austria (TBC)

Moderator: Nadira Hira


2.30 pm -2.50 pm

Then TOGETHER campaign

Guests:
  • Julia Roig – President, Partners Global
  • Jessica Gumora, Education Director, the One Club
  • Tania Sanchez, Account Executive, Wieden + Kennedy
  • Brian Ritter, Brand Strategist, Wieden + Kennedy

Moderator: Daniel Thomas, Communications Specialist


3.00 pm - 3.20 pm

Achieving Zero Hunge

Guests:
  • Ms. Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Rod Brooks, President and CEO, Rise against Hunger
  • Ankit Kawatra, Young Leader for the SDGs

Moderator: Peter Yeo, CEO of Better World Campaign


3.30 pm to 3.50 pm

Driving Action for Disasters

Guests:
  • Jake Roper, Director of Production, Beme
  • Eleanor Donovan, Showrunner, Beme

Moderator: Jessica Atkinson, YouTube

4.00 pm -4.20 pm Documentary

Be Relentless

Guests:
  • Brad Riley, Director of Be Relentless
  • Jessie Marrek, Producer of Be Relentless

Moderator: Rocio Franco/ DPI


6.00 pm - 7.30 pm Reception: Dr. Iyabo Ojikutu - Permanent Happiness / Peace

[Closed for invitees only]

GENDER

8.30 am - 10.00 am Breakfast: Addressing Hunger At Its Roots

[Closed for invitees only]

10.30 am - 10.50 am Interview

Interview with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Guests:
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

Moderator: Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, DPI


11.00 am - 11.20 am

Global Goals World Cup

Guests:
  • H. E. Ulla Tornaes, Minister of Development Cooperation of Denmark
  • Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Actor, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
  • Shruti Palaniappan
  • Tshidi Likate, member of the Goal 5 Dream Team

Moderator: Rikke Rønholt, CEO Eir Soccer, Co-Founder, Global Goals World Cup


11.30 am - 11.50 am

Leaving no one behind

Guests:
  • Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Centre
  • Tara Nathan, EVP, Public Private Partnerships, MasterCard
  • Mr. Symerre Grey-Johnson, Head of Regional Integration, NEPAD

Moderator: Gideon Lichfield, Quartz


12:00 pm - 12.45 pm Solutions Hour

Guests:
  • Victoria Alonsoperez, Chipsafer
  • Samir Ibrahim, Sunculture
  • Auke Idzenga, AIDFI
  • Hend Alhinnawi, Humanitarian Tracker

Moderator: Megan Smith and Amb. Dessima Williams

1.00 pm - 1.15 pm

Title: The EU-UN Gender Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

Guests:
  • Stefano Manservisi , Director General, Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO)
  • Goedele Liekens, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador
  • Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
  • Theo Sowa, Education Commissioner and CEO of the African Women Development Fund

Moderator: Alison Smale, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications


1.30 pm- 1.50 pm

Communicating the 2030 Agenda-Launch of “Targets for Action”

Guests:
  • Isabella Lovin, Deputy Prime Minister Sweden
  • Jakob Trollback, Founder of Trollback + Company

Moderator: Ben Malor, Chief Editor- Daillies, UN News/DPI


2.00 pm -2.20 pmPress Briefing

Launch of SDG Report: Kaduna State, Nigeria

Guests:
  • Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Budget and Planning Barnabas Yusuf Bala, Deputy Governor, Kaduna State
  • Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, Commissioner, Planning and Budget, Kaduna State
  • Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria Representative, Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General

Moderator: Janos Tisovszky , Acting Director of Strategic Communications Division, DPI


2.30 pm -2.50 pm

Why Tech needs more women

Guests:
  • Rachel Samren, EVP, Millicom
  • Ursula Wynhoven, Head, NY Office, ITU

Moderator: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA


3.00 pm - 3.20 pm

Empowering Women and Girls

Guests:
  • Alaa Murabit, SDG Advocate
  • Jashleen Ashta, McGill University
  • Ashly Yu, McGill University

Moderator: Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, DPI


3.30 pm - 3.50 pm

Data tells the story on the SDGs

Guests:
  • Mitchell Toomey, Global Director, UN SDG Action Campaign
  • Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse

Moderator: Emily Courey Pryor,Executive Director Data2X


4.00 pm - 4.20 pm

Smart Cities

Guests:
  • Jerry Hultin, Chairman, Smart Cities
  • Miguel Gamino, Chief Technology Officer
  • Kristen Titus, Chief Technology Officer
  • Jeffrey Sachs, SDG Advocate

Moderator: Janos Tisovszky, Acting Director of Strategic Communications Division


4.45 pm - 5.00 pm

SDG 5 Gender Equality Dream Team

Guests:
  • Motshedisi (Tsidi) Likate
  • Mariam Samini
  • Mapenzi Changawa
  • Ryan Delaney

Moderator: Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children US


6.00 pm - 7.30 pmReception: GSMA - Together for a #betterfuture

[Closed for invitees only]

CLIMATE

8.30 am - 10.00 am Breakfast (Philanthropy Magazine)

[Closed for invitees only]

10.30 am - 10.50 am

Uniting4Climate

Guests:
  • Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Fiji (Climate Champion)
  • Ingrid Hoven, Director-General, Global Issues—Sector Polices and Programmes at the Federal Ministry Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Francesco La Camera, Director General of the Ministry of Environment, Italy

Moderator: Max Edkins., Climate Change Expert, World Bank


11.00 am-11.20 am

Global Climate Action Agenda (Climate Champions)

Guests:
  • Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Fiji (World Bank Climate Champion)
  • Feike Sijbesma, Climate Champion

Moderator: John Roome, Senior Director, Climate Change, World Bank


11.30 am - 11.50 am

Climate and air quality

Guests:
  • Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment Programme

Moderator: Vanessa Hill, PBS


12:00 pm – 1.00 pm Solutions Hour

Guests:
  • Blanche Awafack, GiftedMom
  • Shaffi Mather, MUrgency
  • Kevin White, Global Vision
  • Muhammad Zaman, PharmaChk
  • Rep from Q22 (TBC)

Moderator: Megan Smith and Shamsad Akhtar (TBC)


1.30 pm - 1.50 pm

The Future of the Ocean

Guests:
  • Andrew Hudson, Head, Water & Ocean Governance Programme, UNDP
  • Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS), Office of Legal Affairs, UN
  • Lea D’Auriol, Founder, Oceanic

Moderator: Jeffrey A. Brez, Chief, NGO Relations, Advocacy and Special Events, UN DPI


2.00 pm -2.20 pm

On A Mission: The 2020 Opportunity

Guests:
  • Yassamin Ansari, Strategy Coordinator, Mission 2020
  • Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Sustainability Director, MARS
  • Bernadette Woods Placky, Chief Meteorologist, Climate Matters Director, Climate Central

Moderator: Lara Setrakian, the CO-Founder, CEO, and Executive Director of News Deeply


2.30 pm -2.50 pm

Climate Goals

Guests:
  • Chris Gorrell Barnes, founder of Blue Marine Foundation,
  • Barry Parkin, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mars
  • Katherine Keating, CEO, Vice
  • Alejandro Agag, CEO, Formula E Holdings

Moderator: Gail Gallie Co-Founder, Project Everyone


3.00 pm - 3.20 pm

Connect 4 Impact: The Urgency of Strategic, Collaboration

Guests:
  • Myriam Sidibe, Unilever Africa Social Mission Lead
  • Githinji Gitahi, Global Director, Amref Flying Doctors
  • Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator for Kenya, UNDP

Moderator: Carolien de Bruin, CEO and Founder, C-Change


3.30 pm - 3.50 pm

What’s next for climate action?

Guests:
  • Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, Chief Negotiator of Fiji

Moderator: Gideon Lichfield, Quartz


4.00 pm - 4.20 pm

The 2030 Agenda – an opportunity or threat for indigenous peoples’ rights?

Guests:
  • Joan Carling, Co-convenor of the Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group on SDGs (Philippines)
  • Myrna Cunningham, President of the Fund for Development of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean and expert of the SDG Technology Facilitation Mechanism (Nicaragua)
  • Stanley Kimaren, Executive Director of the Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (Kenya)

Moderator: Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Division for Social Policy and Development


4.30 pm - 4.50 pm

Sustainable Fashion

Guests:
  • Cameron Saul, Founder, Bottletop
  • Sara Kozlowski, CDFA, Director of Education and Professional Development

Moderator: Claire Baumann, Senior Communications and Digital Marketing Professional, United Nations Foundation


6.00 pm - 7.30 pmReception

[Closed for invitees only]

YOUTH

9.30 am Live session

Live from Yemen

Guests:
  • David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme

Moderator: Dan Thomas, Communications Specialist


10.30 am - 10.50 am

Youth in Action

Guests:
  • Munira Khalif, US Youth Observer to the UN
  • Tanisha Chadha, Women Deliver Young Leader

Moderator: Claire Baumann, Senior Communications and Digital Marketing Professional, United Nations Foundation


11.00 am - 11.20 am

Mobile delivering the Goals

Guests:
  • Alison Bellwood, Programme Director, World’s Largest Lesson
  • Shannon O’Shea, Agenda 2030 Partnerships Manager and Team Leader, UNICEF
  • Tatiana Landysheva, AIESEC

Moderator: Michelle Adams, Cultura Colectiva


11.30 am - 11.50 am

Role Models for Change

Guests:
  • Mari Malek, Refugee turned model and humanitarian, Kenneth Cole Courageous Class
  • Casil McArthur, Trans male, model, singer and advocate for gender fluidity, Kenneth Cole Courageous Class
  • Chloe Norgaard, model, artist and environmentalist, Kenneth Cole Courageous Class
  • Sara Ziff, Model and activist for the fashion industry, Kenneth Cole Courageous Class

Moderator: Claire Baumann, Senior Communications and Digital Marketing Professional, United Nations Foundation


12:00 pm-12.30 pm

One year on from the UN Summit for Refugees & Migrants: a conversation with the UN Special Representative for International Migration

Guests:
  • Louise Arbour, UN Special Envoy for International Migration
  • Alison Smale, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications

Moderator: Alison Smale, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communciations


12:35 – 12:45

Interview

Guests:
  • H.E Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría,Vice President of Costa Rica

Moderator: Ben Malor, Chief of UN News


12.45 pm - 1.05 pm

Tracking the SDGs - wherever there is progress

Guests:
  • Josselyn Simpson, Editorial Director of Thought Leadership, the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Thomas Frostberg, Editor of Global Development desk, Dagens Nyheter

Moderator: Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs


1.15 pm - 1.25pm

Achieving the SDGs - The role of the World Bank

Guests:
  • Mahmoud Mohieldin, World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations and Partnerships

Moderator: Dan Thomas, Communications Specialist


1.30 pm - 1.50 pm

Art and Advocacy

Guests:
  • Ahmed Badr, IOM Youth Champion
  • Rocky Dawuni
  • Madame Gandhi

Moderator: Chrysula Winegar, Senior Director, United Nations Foundation


2.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Sustainable Development Goals - Creating a new future - bridging marginalized communities into impact investing

  • Zac Russell (Russell Family Foundation)
  • Radhika Shah, Co-President to Stanford Angels and Entrepeneurs

Moderator: Jenna Nicholas, CEO of Impact Experience


2.30 pm- 2.50 pm

How critical is the role of the private sector in achieving the SDGs?

Guests:
  • Gustavo Perez Berlanga, 2017 SDG Pioneer for empowering indigenous peoples
  • Joseph Thompson, 2017 SDG Pioneer for blockchain technology
  • Teresa Jennings, 2017 SDG Pioneer for the Rule of Law
  • Sonia Bashir Kabir, 2017 SDG Pioneer for women’s digital empowerment
  • Tania Conte Cosentino, 2017 SDG Pioneer for energy management and sustainability

Moderator: Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact


3.00 pm- 3.20 pm

Launch of Case for Change

Guests:
  • Mark Evans, Senior Director, Advocacy Marketing, GSMA

Moderator: Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, DPI


3.30 pm - 4.45 pm

Alternative ways to provide education in developing countries

Guests:
  • Dali Schonfelder, Nalu
  • Tamara Gisiger, Nalu

Moderator: Kelly, Egan, Co-Founder of Peace Day 365


4.00 pm-4.15 pm

Closing

Guests:
  • Alison Smale, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications