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Day 2: Opening Forum

23 August 2018
Open Forum | 10 - 11:30 A.M.
Conference Room 4 | Overflow rooms: Conference Room 1, 3
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Part I: Why Act Now, Together?

Moderator
Ms. Winnie Byanyima 
Chair of the 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference, Executive Director, Oxfam International

 

Mr. Maher Nasser
Director, Outreach Division, DPI

 

Ms. Fatma Nilufer Cagatay
Professor of Economics, University of Utah

 

Mr. A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi
Professor, Trent University

Part 2: Solutions for SDG Advocacy and Action

Human Rights at the Center of the Sustainable Development Goals: Leave No One BehindOffice of the High Commissioner of Human Rights
 

Ms. Peggy Hicks 
Director, Thematic Engagement, OHCHR

Mr. Peter Micek
General Counsel, Access Now

Moderator
Mr. Jeff Brez
Chief, NGO Relations, Advocacy and Special Events, UN Department of Public Information

Innovative Uses of Mobile Technology and Partnerships: Big Data for Social Good - GSMA Foundation
 

Ms. Hilary Kemp
Strategic Product Manager, Big Data for Social Good Programme, GSMA Foundation

Mr. Manuel García Herranz 
Chief Scientist Office of Innovation, UNICEF

Moderator
Mr. Jeff Brez
Chief, NGO Relations, Advocacy and Special Events, UN Department of Public Information

How an Entertainment Company and a Global Ad Agency Found Inspiration in Sustainable Development - Yoshimoto Kogyo, Dentsu, UN Information Centre (UNIC) Tokyo
 

Ms. Miyabi Haneda
Director of Corporate Communications, Yoshimoto Kogyo

Ms. Reiko Kunieda
Director & Communication Planner, Dentsu

Ms. Kaoru Nemoto
Director, UN Information Center Tokyo (UNDPI)

Moderator
Mr. Jeff Brez
Chief, NGO Relations, Advocacy and Special Events, UN Department of Public Information

Unleashing the Power of Entrepreneurs to Achieve the SDGs - Unreasonable Goals
 

Mr. Dave Smith
Creative Partnerships, Unreasonable Goals of the Unreasonable Group

Mr. Ian Rosenberger
Founder & CEO, Thread

Moderator
Tolu Olubunmi
Advisor, UN Department of Public Information

Leading a Wave of Universities to Contribute to Agenda 2030 - De Montfort University
 

Mr. Dominic Shellard
Vice-Chancellor, De Monfort University

Mr. Daniel Bewley
Student of Economics and Politics, De Monfort University 

Mr. Annesah Latkan
Student of Law, De Monfort University

Moderator
Tolu Olubunmi
Advisor, UN Department of Public Information

Full List of Speakers Biographies