The Future of Leadership: When Women Lead

  Breakout session | Stage 1 Host: Women Political Leaders The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of evidence based research to deliver on inclusive and sustainable policy solutions. The Reykjavik Index, as well as other data and recent examples of global female leadership throughout the pandemic, clearly show that perceptions play an important role […]

SDG Moment in focus – People

SDG Moment in focus – People | Stage 1   This session will provide a deeper dive into what is at stake, and what is needed for achieving healthy societies, gender parity and ending inequalities and extreme poverty in this current climate. The principals from the UN Development Programme, UN Women and the UN Environment […]

The Pursuit of Impact

Lightning Talk | Stage 1 The talk will showcase a solution founded by Ahmad Ashkar, the Hult Prize Foundation, which transforms how young people envision their own possibilities as leaders of change in the world around them. The Hult Prize has brought impact-focused programs, events and training to over a million students globally – with […]

Inclusion: A necessity, not a gift

Lightning Talk | Stage 1 Human Rights and marginality are intrinsically connected. Kolanyane-Kesupile asks how we can work, individually and collaboratively, to ensure that inclusion isn’t the result of benevolent gifting, while recognizing the importance of people on the margins contributing to every inch of progress made? Speakers [tmm name=”inclusion-a-necessity-not-a-gift-2″]

SDG Advocates in conversation: Inclusion

  SDG Advocates session | Stage 1 Host: SDG Action Zone The COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic crisis, the global movement for racial justice, and the youth-led climate justice movement have shone harsh spotlights on longstanding inequalities in society. In crisis after crisis, the same groups of already marginalized people feel the strongest effects – […]

From Dream to Delivery: How Microsoft & UNICEF came together to bring learning to millions

  Lightning Talk | Stage 1 This talk will focus on how UNICEF and Microsoft launched a global learning platform to help address the COVID-19 education crisis through the Learning Passport, a partnership between UNICEF, Microsoft, Cambridge University, with support from the Boston Consulting Group. Speakers [tmm name=”from-dream-to-delivery-how-microsoft-unicef-came-together-to-bring-learning-to-millions-2″]

Protecting Society: Reversing Economic, Gender and Power Inequalities to Supercharge the SDGs

Breakout session | Stage 1  Host: Oxfam  Going back to pre-pandemic policies and politics won’t solve the crises of our times or achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Extreme inequality had left our health systems, economies and societies unprepared for Coronavirus, and the pandemic widened those inequalities even further. Now our world is hurting, but it […]