Session 5: A Brighter Future – Youth, Innovation Ecosystems and Development
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
10:05 AM - 11:30 AM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ

Official meeting

The session will discuss ways of building sustainable innovation ecosystems of the future that are commensurate with the SDG aspirations, including national research and engineering institutions and infrastructures. There will be a focus on the role and perspectives of youth.

Innovators presentations:
• A roof, a Skill and a Market for Women (Anne k Rweyora) - Uganda
• Broad Class - Listen to Learn (Fakhira Najib) - Pakistan
• Coliba Recycling (Prince Agbata) - Ghana

Chair: H.E. Ms. H. Elizabeth Thompson

Moderator: Ms. Heide Hackmann (South Africa), 10-Member Advisory Group; and Chief Executive Officer, International Science Council  

• Ms. Khalisah Zulkefli, biochemist, University of Melbourne, Australia
• Ms. Amollo Ambole, Africa Climate Change Leadership program (AfriCLP) policy fellow, University of Nairobi, Kenya
• Ms. Tia Hodges, Senior Program Officer, Citi Foundation

Interactive discussion
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