United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Special event: Promoting Inclusion to accelerate innovation

Wed 05 May 2021, 2.45 pm
Virtual Event (NYC time)


(Webex) (UN webcast

This session will consider the advancement of the SDGs by building up an inclusive innovation ecosystem that nurtures and champions the contributions of all, including the poor, women, youth, indigenous peoples, local communities, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups.



  • Mr. Paulo Gadelha, Coordinator of the Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda (TFM 10-Member Group)


  • Ms. Gillian Marcelle, Managing Member, Resilience Capital Ventures, LLC
  • Ms. Anna Andersone, CEO, Riga TechGirls
  • Ms. Maxine Fassberg, Former Vice President, Intel Capital Group, Intel Corporation
  • Ms. Utari Octavianty, Founder and Director General, Aruna Indonesia

Interactive discussion (all stakeholders) 

  • Ms. Ahrum Choi, Dot Incorporation [Statement]
  • Ms. Irmgard Nubler, Senior Economist, ILO
  • Mr. Mark A. Vasquez, TechEthics, IEEE [Statement]
  • Ms. Sylvia Poll Ahrens, Head, Digital Society Division, ITU

Other inputs (no intervention):

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