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Saturday, January 17 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
A Renewed Global Commitment to End Poverty: The 2015 SDGs

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The 2015 Sustainable Development Goals: What is the future of global development? How can the successes and failures from the Millenium Development Goals, expiring in 2015, inform the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This panel will provide an insider's look at how the SDGs are coming together, the key 'get rights' for governments, multilaterals, and civil society, and where the major challenges & risks lie.

Facilitators
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Ian Froude

Candidate for the EWB Board of Directors

Speakers
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Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Social Entrepreneur, Beads of Hope
Nafisa Rafiatu Adams joined Kumvana to grow her skills as a social entrepreneur and community leader. Her business, Beads of Hope, had modest beginnings as a ten-person operation and has since grown to employ nearly fifty women – many of whom were previously her community’s most vulnerable: rescued child brides, teenage mothers, and girls engaged in child prostitution. Nafisa is proud that her beaded jewellery has been able to offer... Read More →
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Jonathan Arnold

Head of Post-2015 Task Force, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD)
Jonathan Arnold, is currently the Head of the Post-2015 Task Force within the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).Jonathan is originally from Alberta, joined the federal government in 1996, and has worked for CIDA and now DFATD ever since. He has worked in various positions, but primarily on programming in Africa. He has had two overseas postings, in Ghana from 2001-2004, and most recently in Tanzania from... Read More →
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Denis Côté

Canadian Council for International Co-operation
Denis Côté has been the coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Working Group of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation since 2009. Denis spent over two years in Southeast Asia and graduated in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Montreal during which he completed a thesis on “Successful Strategies for the Implementation of Land Reform: A Peasants’ Account from the... Read More →
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Nageeb Sumar

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Nageeb Sumar serves as a Senior Program Officer on the Global Policy & Advocacy team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He leads the Foundation’s engagement with the governments of Canada and Australia to improve policies and resources devoted to global health and development programs. Prior to the foundation, Nageeb worked as an associate at law firms in DC focusing on municipal finance and corporate transactions, and... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mont-Royal 900 de la gauchetière ouest

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