As well as our WINGSForum moving online until we can meet in person in Nairobi in 2021, the WINGSForum pre-event took place virtually in September 2020, alongside the UN General Assembly.
There are ten years left to reach the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, established in 2015. The SDGs provide a common framework and language for not only the philanthropic sector but all sectors to coordinate around in order to pursue social and environmental justice. At the current rate, unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that any country will meet all of the SDGs by 2030. However, cross-sector collaboration on the SDGs and the potential role for philanthropy to expedite their attainment has not yet been realised.
For this invite-only event, we brought together 80+ leaders to hear from an expert panel of thought leaders and share their own ideas about the topic in an interactive discussion.
The event kicked off with a keynote speech from Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary-General, and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), UNDP. This was followed by a panel conversation moderated by Lauren Bradford. Speakers included representatives from across sectors and around the world:
Peter Laugharn, President & CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Mr. Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, OECD Development
Nana Afadzinu, Executive Director, West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)
Àngel Font, Corporate Director of Research and Strategy, La Caixa Foundation and Chair, European Foundation Centre
Oksana Oracheva, CEO, Vladimir Potanin Foundation
Yanti Triwadiantini, Chair, Asean CSR Network and Board Member, Indonesia Business Links
This event connects to WINGS’ work as part of the SDGPP in partnership with the UNDP, as well as the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.