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· Plenary
Please join the innovation showcase to hear companies innovations for the digital world. Lead by PMI
2020-12-03T09:00:00Z 2020-12-03T10:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg INNOVATION+SHOWCASE Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
Opening Plenary: Uniting Business for the Africa We Want: Decade of Action and Opportunities
This plenary will focus on setting the scene for a successful African-global event.
Achieng Ojwang Sanda Ojiambo Brahim  BENJELLOUN-TOUIMI Amina  Mohammed CELESTIN MUKEBA MUNTUABU Nozipho January-Bardill Phyllis  Wakiaga
2020-12-03T10:00:00Z 2020-12-03T11:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Opening+Plenary%3A+Uniting+Business+for+the+Africa+We+Want%3A+Decade+of+Action+and+Opportunities Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
Youth & Innovation
This session will focus on highlighting the innovation that can be created by engaging the youth and the opportunity potential around the SDG's.
Moumini Barry Jill Bogie George Asamani Dilona Somai
2020-12-03T11:00:00Z 2020-12-03T12:20:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Youth+%26+Innovation Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
Accelerating Gender Parity for Africa’s Transformation: The Role of Business
This session will focus on tackling gender equality as not only a social issue, but also an economic issue.
Anne  Githuku-Shongwe Khalid ENNDA Musimbi Kanyoro Jane Karuku Bridgitte Backman
2020-12-03T11:00:00Z 2020-12-03T12:20:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Accelerating+Gender+Parity+for+Africa%E2%80%99s+Transformation%3A+The+Role+of+Business Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
Climate Action: Anniversary of the Paris Agreement and the Role of Business
This session will focus on bringing together business, government and civil society leaders to progress, shape and showcase ambitious climate action.
abir lemseffer Daryl Bosu Nigel  Topping Jane Karuku Prosper Burnson
2020-12-03T11:00:00Z 2020-12-03T12:15:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Climate+Action%3A+Anniversary+of+the+Paris+Agreement+and+the+Role+of++Business Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Pavilion
Digital Skills for Decent Job for Youth in Africa - Hosted by IOE
To follow the fast pace of technological innovation globally, developing economies need to re-skill their workforce with the skills for the jobs of the future.
2020-12-03T11:00:00Z 2020-12-03T12:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Digital+Skills+for+Decent+Job+for+Youth+in+Africa+-+Hosted+by+IOE Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
The Sustainability Journey of SMEs
This session will explore different perspectives on how SMEs can effectively be a part of the journey to implement the SDGs.
JOSEPH ILUNGA Catherine Kimaryo Valentina Mintah
2020-12-03T12:00:00Z 2020-12-03T13:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg The+Sustainability+Journey+of+SMEs Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Pavilion
PMI YouthQuake Program - Sustainable Farming Solution
This session will showcase The Co-Shamba Project, the winning idea from the PMI Africa YouthQuake Program
2020-12-03T12:30:00Z 2020-12-03T13:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg PMI+YouthQuake+Program+-+Sustainable+Farming+Solution Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
High-Level Roundtable: CEOs for Sustainable Ocean Business
This roundtable will focus on identifying key ambitions for accelerating sustainable ocean business to deliver on the African Decade of Action.
Alex Kennedy Tulika Bansal Sturla Henriksen Gopalakrishna Naidu Purseramen
2020-12-03T13:00:00Z 2020-12-03T14:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg High-Level+Roundtable%3A+CEOs+for+Sustainable+Ocean+Business Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Pavilion
Innovation Showcase Spotlight - Project Management Institute
Please join the innovation showcase to hear from our innovation companies and solutions.
2020-12-03T13:00:00Z 2020-12-03T14:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Innovation+Showcase+Spotlight+-+Project+Management+Institute Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Pavilion
Meet & Greet in the UNIDO Studio
Visit the UNIDO booth to learn more about their work in Morocco and upcoming programmes.
2020-12-03T13:00:00Z 2020-12-03T14:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Meet+%26+Greet+in+the+UNIDO+Studio Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Pavilion
Adding Gender to the Tender: Transparency, Technology and Equity in Gender Responsive Procurement in a COVID-19 world - hosted by the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN)
As we build back better from COVID-19, what can be done to make gender-responsive procurement a reality for women-owned enterprises?
Arif Zaman Nkechi Coker
2020-12-03T13:30:00Z 2020-12-03T14:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Adding+Gender+to+the+Tender%3A+Transparency%2C+Technology+and+Equity+in+Gender+Responsive+Procurement+in+a+COVID-19+world+-+hosted+by+the+Commonwealth+Businesswomen%E2%80%99s+Network+%28CBWN%29 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
Water Resilience
African companies committed to water resilience will share the case for being a responsible company.
Gregg Brill Ezekiel Sekele
2020-12-03T14:00:00Z 2020-12-03T15:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Water+Resilience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
Anti-corruption and Good Governance
This roundtable will focus on identifying key ambitions for accelerating sustainable ocean business to deliver on the African Decade of Action.
cecilia  Müller Torbrand Ayotola Jagun Samuel Kimeu
2020-12-03T14:00:00Z 2020-12-03T15:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Anti-corruption+and+Good+Governance Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
Investing in the SDGs
Edward Kyei Howard L Raoul Gufflet Siobhan Cleary
2020-12-03T14:00:00Z 2020-12-03T15:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Investing+in+the+SDGs Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Pavilion
Women and Trade: The role of trade in promoting gender equality: the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the UK-Kenya FTA - hosted by the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN)
How can the AfCFTA and the UK-Kenya FTA ensure a gender-responsive approach that moves beyond the simple ‘do no harm’ maxim?
Caroline  Gathii Arif Zaman Gloria Atuheirwe Nana Duffuor
2020-12-03T14:00:00Z 2020-12-03T14:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Women+and+Trade%3A+The+role+of+trade+in+promoting+gender+equality%3A+the+African+Continental+Free+Trade+Area+%28AfCFTA%29+and+the+UK-Kenya+FTA+-+hosted+by+the+Commonwealth+Businesswomen%E2%80%99s+Network+%28CBWN%29 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Pavilion
SDG5 on Gender Equality: what Parliamentarians and the Private Sector need to know – hosted by the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN) and Arizona State University (ASU)
The session will discuss how parliamentarians and the private sector can benefit from the adoption of policies that empower women and ensure equal rights.
Freda Miriklis Nyasha Simbanegavi Rose Maghas Monica  Kerretts-Makau
2020-12-03T14:30:00Z 2020-12-03T15:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg SDG5+on+Gender+Equality%3A+what+Parliamentarians+and+the+Private+Sector+need+to+know+%E2%80%93+hosted+by+the+Commonwealth+Businesswomen%E2%80%99s+Network+%28CBWN%29+and+Arizona+State+University+%28ASU%29 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
Plenary: Sustainable Supply Chain in Africa
This discussion will call for bold action and partnerships needed to ensure supply chains will not only recover from the crisis but build back stronger.
Siddharth Ramaswamy MAMIE KALONDA Andrew Mold Sanda Ojiambo Paul Kapelus
2020-12-03T15:00:00Z 2020-12-03T15:45:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Plenary%3A+Sustainable+Supply+Chain+in+Africa Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
Closing Remarks and Musical Performance
Listen to a performance from the African Children's Choir as MGGLB - Africa comes to an end.
julia.tracy African Children's Choir
2020-12-03T15:45:00Z 2020-12-03T15:55:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Closing+Remarks+and+Musical+Performance Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Plenary
Final Closing Reflections
Sanda Ojiambo
2020-12-03T15:55:00Z 2020-12-03T16:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Final+Closing+Reflections Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Nozipho January-Bardill

Global Compact Network South Africa Board Chair

Edward Kyei

Group Chief Executive Officer, Glico Group

Alex Kennedy

Head, Sustainable Finance Solutions for Standard Chartered PLC

Howard L

Sustainable Finance, UN Global Compact

Arif Zaman

Commonwealth Centre of Excellence for Women in Procurement

Gloria Atuheirwe

Director Women in Trade, TradeMark East Africa

Caroline Gathii

President, Organisation of Women in International Trade (OWIT) Nairobi

Rose Maghas

Rova Digital, Kenya, CTO, Commonwealth Businesswomen's Network (CBWN) and UNGC member

Nyasha Simbanegavi

Regional Manager, Southern Africa, Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Freda Miriklis

Chair, Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN):

Moumini Barry



International Choir Operations Director

Siddharth Ramaswamy

Vice President (Supply Chain), Unilever West Africa

Andrew Mold

Chief, Regional Integration and AFCTA, UN ECA

Anne Githuku-Shongwe

UN Women Representative for the Southern Africa Multi-Country Office

Catherine Kimaryo

Chief Strategist Adviser at Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank

Tulika Bansal

Senior adviser, Human Rights and Business, The Danish Institute for Human Rights


CEO, DIJIMBA, Board vice-chair DRC

Khalid ENNDA

CEO, Youth-In Morocco

Sanda Ojiambo

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, UN Global Compact

Laureine Guilao


Louis Camara

Managing Director, Kamsar

Nazrene Mannie

Executive Director, The Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN)

Mthunzi Mdwaba

IOE Vice-President to the ILO, Chair of Productivity South Africa


Group Executive Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Bank of Africa BMCE Group

Dr. Tonia Smart

Chartered InsuranceInstitute Ambassador, Africa and CBWN Nigeria

Monica Kerretts-Makau

Africa lead for Thunderbird Global School of Management at Arizona State University

Nana Duffuor

Chair, CBWN Kenya

Gloria Okorie

Director Women in Trade, TradeMark East Africa

Nkechi Coker

Senior Manager for Africa, Open Contracting Partnership

Saadia Slaoui Bennani

Board Chair GCN Morocco

Sturla Henriksen

Special Advisor, Ocean, United Nations Global Compact

Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary General, United Nations

African Children's Choir

Tune in for the closing performance with the African Children's Choir


CEO, Finca DRC

Gregg Brill

Senior Researcher and Senior Advisor to the CEO Water Mandate, Pacific Institute

Jill Bogie

Joint Lead Faculty, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

Achieng Ojwang

Executive Director, Global Compact South Africa

Musimbi Kanyoro

Senior Global Advisor, Target Gender Equality, and Board Member, UN Global Compact

Ezekiel Sekele

Legal & Corporate Affairs Director, Zambian Breweries

Valentina Mintah

Founder West Blue Consulting, Vice Chair ICC Ghana and ICC Executive Board Member

Daryl Bosu

Deputy National Director, A Rocha Ghana


Chief Executive Officer, Equity Bank Congo (DRC), Board chair GCNRDC

cecilia Müller Torbrand

BSR'S Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (Nigeria)

abir lemseffer

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Azura Group Morocco

George Asamani

Business Development Leader, Africa at Project Management Institute (PMI)

Raoul Gufflet

Deputy CEO, Mauritius Commercial Bank, Board Chair Network Mauritius and Indian Ocean Region

Paul Kapelus

Board Member, Global Compact Network South Africa

Admassu Tadesse

CEO, Eastern and Southern African Trade Development Bank

Nigel Topping

High Level Climate Action Champion

Ayotola Jagun

Chief Compliance Officer, Oando Plc

Bridgitte Backman

Director, Global Group Executive, Distell

Jane Karuku


Samuel Kimeu

Member of the Board - Africa Union Advisory Board Against Corruption

Prosper Burnson

Executive Director Green Carbon (Ghana)

Siobhan Cleary

JSE Board Member

Phyllis Wakiaga

CEO, Kenya Association of Manufacturers

Gopalakrishna Naidu Purseramen

COO Seafood operations, IBL Group

Dilona Somai

ESG Analyst and YSIP graduate, PIC

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