The “Sharks” know a thing or two about the power of innovation and what it can do for sustainability, and they are encouraging everyone to make an impact on the Sustainable Development Goals with fresh ideas on how to end poverty, reduce inequality and tackle climate change.
Innovation is also the main focus of the United Nations Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development, taking place this week in Bonn, Germany.
The Festival showcases the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG implementation, while building synergies, increasing mutual understanding, developing solutions and mobilising partnerships and resources to drive action for sustainable development.
Speakers include Alaa Murabit, leading international advocate for inclusive peace processes and UN SDG Advocate, Sarah Poole, Deputy Assistant Administrator, UNDP, Meng Zhaoli, Chief Economist at Tencent, one of the world’s biggest internet companies, David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations and Kumi Naidoo, Launch Director, Africans Rising For Justice, Peace and Dignity. Find out more at: https://globalfestivalofideas.org/