United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Panel Discussion (ECOSOC Partnership Forum 2021)

Mon 03 May 2021, 9.30 am
Virtual meeting UN DESA


  • Ms. Anousheh Karvar, Chair of SDG Alliance 8.7 (Global Partnership on Eliminating Child Labour)  
  • Mr. Richard Hatchett, Chief Executive Officer of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (TBC)
  • Mr. Markus Hottenrott, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners 
  • Ms. Rita Kimani, UN Young Leader for the SDGs and Co-founder of FarmDrive (TBC)

Moderator:  Ms. Christy Davis, Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation, Singapore Management University

Focus Questions

  • “How can multi-stakeholder partnerships support recovery from COVID-19, including by boosting sustainable investment, reviving economies and livelihoods and harnessing science, technology and innovation in support of sustainable development?”
  • “How can multi-stakeholder partnerships be mobilised to help reverse the increase in extreme poverty and to enhance social protection, including social protection floors and support universal access to health care?”
  • “How can the scientific and technological communities help accelerate systemic changes and promote equal access and right to development for all? How can we incentivize the private sector to use enabling technologies for building more resilient, inclusive societies and what are the related challenges?”