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Making Global Goals Local Business Africa

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· 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.
Amina  Mohammed CELESTIN MUKEBA MUNTUABU Nozipho January-Bardill Phyllis  Wakiaga
· 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.
Jill Bogie George Asamani Dilona Somai
· Plenary
Gender Equality
This session will focus on tackling gender equality as not only a social issue, but also an economic issue.
Musimbi Kanyoro Jane Karuku Bridgitte Backman
· 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
· 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.
· 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.
Valentina Mintah Admassu Tadesse
· 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.
Sturla Henriksen Gopalakrishna Naidu Purseramen
· Pavilion
Explore the Pavilion
Head over to the Pavilion to explore our UN Partners, Sponsors and UN Global Compact Content Studios
· Plenary
Water Resilience
African companies committed to water resilience will share the case for being a responsible company.
Gregg Brill Ezekiel Sekele
· 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
· Plenary
Investing in the SDGs
Raoul Gufflet Siobhan Cleary
· 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.
Paul Kapelus
· Plenary
Closing Remarks and Musical Performance
African Children's Choir


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

Chair, UWC International Board

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

Nozipho January-Bardill

Global Compact Network South Africa Board Chair

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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