Collaborators from 2030Vision and UNICEF held a breakfast event that was tasked with finding solutions for ‘how technology must be shared to enable all young people to achieve their full potential.’
Hosted by Film maker and Founder of Project Everyone, Richard Curtis, alongside Executive Director, UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, guests pledged to fully integrate technology into new learning.
Smart Partnerships Lunch
The high-level roundtable lunch focused on the importance of developing concrete public-private partnerships at scale to deliver progress in global development and climate change agreements.
Co-hosted by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), SAP, Deloitte and P4G, the event called for new sustainable partnerships that drive inclusive growth. President of the IsDB, Dr H.E. Bandar Hajjar, highlighted the magnitude of the challenge, saying: “This is beyond the capacity of any individual institution. Never has the need for cooperation and partnership been of such paramount importance as it is today.”
We Are All Human Lunch
The ‘Women Creating the Future’ lunch noted the many individual efforts for advancing the agenda for women and girls, particularly in health.
With a focus around collective action, speakers included CEO, Save the Children International, Helle Thorning-Schmidt; Deputy Chairman and CEO, Motsepe Foundation, South Africa, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe; EVP, Communications, Global Policy, and Population Health & Chief Patient Officer, Merck, Julie Gerberding; and Founder, We Are All Human, Claudia Romo Edelman.
The interactive working lunch sought to frame initiatives around what is solvable in our lifetimes through joint efforts.
2020 ‘Super Year’ Dinner
WWF and the Global Goals hosted a private dinner to mark the ‘New Deal for Nature and People’ in an evening attended by Broadcaster and activist, Sir David Attenborough; Richard Curtis; UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson; Director of External Communications, WWF, Colin Butfield; former Unilever CEO, Paul Polman; Convener of Mission 2020, Christiana Figueres and Professor Johan Rockström of Stockholm Resilience Centre.
The WWF and Global Goals campaign aims to galvanise bold, ambitious climate action in the run up to the 2020 ‘Super Year’.
Brian Moynihan, Bank of America Chairman and CEO, and Bono, Co-founder (RED), once again hosted one of WEF’s most sought after invitations of the week. Launched at the World Economic Forum 13 years ago, (RED) partners with the world’s biggest brands to create products and experiences that work to end HIV/AIDS. One hundred per cent of all money contributed by (RED) partners funds HIV/AIDS health and community programs through the Global Fund.
For the first time in history, a tipping point has been reached in the fight against AIDS; however while significant progress has been made in some countries, others still have a very long way to go, which is why Bank of America believe partnering with (RED) is so important.
The nightcap celebrated the ongoing partnership and was attended by heads of state, business leaders and leaders from the NGO and development sector, joining together, in support of this critical and ongoing work. The Davos House reception area also featured many of the (RED) products that have generated over $600 million dollars towards the fight against AIDS.