UNGA: Beyond Covid-19 Public Private Partnerships for the SDGs as a Model for Building Back Better
Join us for an engaging and inspiring high-level side-event, convened by the Government of Kenya and United Nations with support of the SDG Partnership Platform, the National Business Compact against COVID-19 in Kenya, and Equity Group Foundation, focused on best practices in the public private partnership space, with considerations based in the COVID-19 response efforts.
Speakers include: H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya; Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General; Joe Mucheru, E.G.H, Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth, Kenya; Sanda Ojiambo, UN Global Compact Executive Director; Dr. James Mwangi, MD and CEO, Equity Group Holdings and Executive Chairman, Equity Group Foundation-Winner 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award; Dr. Githinji Gitahi, Global CEO, Amref Health Africa; Jane Nelson, Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School; Myriam Sidibe, Chair, National Business Compact on Coronavirus, Kenya-Author, “Brands on a Mission”; Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya, and others.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Now, more than ever, the critical link between public and private sectors must be strengthened to address our global challenges and attain the SDGs. Due to the unprecedented arrival of COVID-19) it will be an all-hands-on-deck effort to deliver on these commitments.
One such place where this progressive work has occurred is in Kenya, which demonstrates how a collective community under the stewardship of the Government can come together at an early stage, with resourcefulness, purpose and creativity to address critical challenges successfully. The Government of Kenya from the get-go encouraged, with support from the UN Kenya country team and partners from civil society, private sector and philanthropy, launched a multi-stakeholder partnership approach that swiftly, and significantly reduced the spread of COVID-19 within the Country, and its social economic impacts.