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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals / Plenary 4 (live stream)
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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals / Plenary 4 (live stream)

In this plenary we’ll hear from two inspiring speakers on global mechanisms to address climate change and inequalities. Prof David Nabarro, WHO Special Envoy on Covid-19, who played a key part in developing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will set out how we can achieve them. Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, CEO of Oxfam GB, will delve into the role of civil society in catalysing action on the global challenges and the responsibility each of us has to act.   

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 
Professor David Nabarro, WHO special envoy on Covid-19 

David Nabarro is the WHO Special Envoy on Covid-19, and Chair of Global Health and Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at the Imperial College London.  He supports systems leadership for sustainable development through his Switzerland based social enterprise 4SD. From March 2020, David was appointed Special Envoy of WHO Director General on COVID-19.   David secured his medical qualification in 1974 and has worked in over 50 countries – in communities and hospitals, governments, civil society, universities, and in United Nations (UN) programs.   He worked for the British government in the 1990s as head of Health and Population and director for Human Development in the UK Department for International Development. From 1999 to 2017 he held leadership roles in the UN system (starting with the World Health Organization and finishing in the office of the UN Secretary General).  He focused on disease outbreaks and health systems, food insecurity and nutrition, then climate change and sustainable development. In October 2018, David received the World Food Prize together with Lawrence Haddad for building action coalitions for better action on nutrition across the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Thinking Global 
Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, CEO, Oxfam GB 

Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah has been Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam Great Britain since January 2019. Prior to that he spent six years as Secretary General of CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance. He has previously been Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Interim Director of the Commonwealth Foundation and held various posts at the Institute for Public Policy Research. From 2018 to 2019 he was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, co-chaired by Jack Ma and Melinda Gates, and from 2015 to 2016 a member of the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Finance. He is a Trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee and Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation. 
 
Chair: Professor Alice Roberts, Anatomist, Author and Broadcaster  

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