Breakout session | Stage 2

Host: Talenthouse

Creativity sits at the heart of the engaging content that is needed to inform, unite, challenge and inspire people into changing behaviours and taking positive action. Creativity can transcend borders, cultures, languages and be used as a powerful tool to support the SDG’s. Scalable creative solutions are needed for multiple channels across multiple territories and turning to the world’s creative community to produce this work allows for diversity, inclusion, democratisation of the creative process as well as a body of diverse and compelling creative work to reach a wider audience. 

Speakers

Maya Bogle
Co-Founder Talenthouse

Maya co-founded Talenthouse, a global creative community and collaboration platform in 2009. Last year, Talenthouse.com, Ello.co and Zooppa.com merged to form TLNT, the world’s largest, multi-discipline creative network with 4.5 million+ members across 195 countries. Maya is driven by the TLNT mission to support and nurture creatives at every stage of their career with opportunities for recognition, inspiration, learning, collaboration and income. She is passionate about democratising creativity and believes that a great idea can come from anywhere. She champions the ad industry to engage creators for authentic, diverse, culturally relevant creative work and influence across multiple markets and channels.

Dawda Jobarteh
Global Head at SDG Strategy Hub, UN Office for Partnerships

Dawda Jobarteh is the Global Head of the UN SDG Strategy Hub, located in the United Nations Office for Partnership. The SDG Strategy Hub is aimed at catalyzing SDG advocacy and coordination to inspire action. Dawda has an entrepreneurial spirit and has worked in academia, policy, and business, in the nexus of partnerships, sustainable development, innovation and transformational change.

Sachini Imbuldeniya
Creative Director, News UK

Sachini Imbuldeniya is Creative Director of Bridge Studio, the multi-award-winning content agency at News UK. She is also the producer of the United Nations viral video You Clap For Me Now, and the Founder and Managing Director of Studio PI: A new photography and illustration agency whose mission is to help champion diversity in the creative industry.

Imogen Watson
CREATIVE REPORTER, THE DRUM

Imogen is a creative reporter at The Drum, a global media platform and the biggest marketing website in Europe. She covers the best work being produced in advertising and has profiled top talent from around the world including leaders from Lego, the UN, TikTok and HSBC. Imogen loves to write about off-kilter creativity and works that break taboos. She also focuses on issues-related marketing, writing about topics such as the climate crisis and intersectionality, and has played a valuable role in raising awareness of LGBT+ representation in advertising.

Infas Nias
Creative lead at ADA Sri Lanka

Infas Nias is an ambitious filmmaker and creative artist with a passion for the arts. In 2015, Infas represented his country at the Cannes Young Lions film festival after he won the award for the best film in the islandwide competition. He also succeeded in winning two creative invites hosted by the Talenthouse platform, through which he won the opportunity to make an official music video for Hailee Steinfeld and design a 3D character for a film directed by Steven Spielberg produced by Warner Bros. Infas continues to pursue his passion for creativity and is always hungry for new opportunities.

September 24, 12:30
12:30 — 13:15 EST (GMT-5) (45′)

Partnerships

| Host: Talenthouse |, Dawda Jobarteh (SDG Strategy Hub / UN Office for Partnerships), Imogen Watson (The Drum), Infas Nias (ADA Sri Lanka), Maya Bogle (Talenthouse), Sachini Imbuldeniya (News UK)

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