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Virtual Innovation exhibit: Innovations Catalyzed by COVID-19

Tue 04 May 2021, 12.30 pm
Virtual Event (NYC time)

Background

(Livestream)

Opening Remarks

  • H.E. Mr. Andrejs Pildegovičs, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations, Co-Chair of the 2021 STI Forum

(12:35-1:30 pm) [Parallel panels]

Parallel Panel 2: Innovations for Vulnerable Communities 

In this panel, select winners of the 2020 and 2021 UN Calls for Innovations will share their expertise developing and scaling innovations for vulnerable communities. Innovators will explain their cutting-edge initiatives and share insights from their experience implementing development solutions in a rapidly changing context around the pandemic.

Moderator: Ms. Kippy Joseph, Senior Advisor on Gender, Global Innovation Fund

Speakers:

  • Mr. Vikrant Pandey, Founder | Fightback Online System, Fightback PVT LTD
  • Mr. Raymond Kuyala, Key populations Programs Officer | Beyond the pandemic within Pandemics, GALZ
  • Ms. Saniya Saleem, Mental Health Program Manager | Pursukoon Zindagi (Peaceful Life), Interactive Research & Development
  • Mr. Ali Shabbar, CEO | DeafTawk & Wamiq Hassan, Chief Technical Officer
  • Fanis Lisiagali, Founder & Executive Director | Survivors' Quick Access to GBV Services during Covid-19 Pandemic in Kenya, Healthcare Assistance Kenya

Parallel Panel 3: Education Innovations 1 

In this panel, select winners of the 2020 and 2021 UN Calls for Innovations will share their education expertise. Innovators will explain their cutting-edge initiatives and share insights from their experience implementing development solutions in a rapidly changing context around the pandemic.

Moderator: Ms. Lea Simpson, Ed Tech Hub Director of Innovation, Brink

Speakers:

  • Mr. Charles Agbemashior, Founder & Creative Director | GH4STEM JUNEOS Challenge, WeGo Innovate
  • Mr. Joel Ogunsola, Co-founder & Director of Partnerships & Sustainability | Women Techsters Initiative, Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative
  • Mr. Felipe Prado, Program Director & Co-founder | Swarmob
  • Mr. Paul Falzone, Executive Director | Wanji Games, Peripheral Vision International

(1:30-2:30 pm) Panel 4: Education Innovations 2 

In this panel, select winners of the 2020 and 2021 UN Calls for Innovations will share their education expertise. Innovators will explain their cutting-edge initiatives and share insights from their experience implementing development solutions in a rapidly changing context around the pandemic.

Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Young Perlman, Independent consultant (Former Director of Innovation & Partnerships, Pearson)

Speakers:

  • Mr. Tae Young Kim, Impact Strategy & Partnership Manager | Kitkit School, Enuma, Inc.
  • Ms. Heather Beem, CEO & Founder | Practical Education Network
  • Ms. Doreen Kessy, Chief Business Officer | Ubongo: Edutainment Made in Africa, for Africa, Ubongo Learning

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