Session recording on YouTube: Listen, Hack, Launch… Repeat: Youth-driven technology and entrepreneurship as a way to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs
Listen, Hack, Launch… Repeat: Youth-driven technology and entrepreneurship as a way to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
16:00 - 17:30
Graphic recording of this event: Camilo Melgar
This session brought together young entrepreneurs and tech innovators (or those striving to become them) along with experienced tech-based personalities, who shared their stories and journeys into the world of social entrepreneurship, as well as discussed the challenges and opportunities of how tech and innovation can accelerate the achievement of sustainable development and address issues related to the rule of law.
EdTech Consultant, Education for Justice initiative, UNODC
Yane Frenski is an international consultant working for the past decade for the United Nations as an expert on technology and innovation with a strong focus on EdTech. He has contributed to the development of strategies and the implementation of innovative solutions at various UN agencies and offices (UNDP, UNDESA, UNODC) around the globe (Brussels, Vienna, New York and Praia). His educational background is in software engineering while his professional experience spreads across the private and the non-governmental sectors where he has founded and co-founded two startups and one social enterprise in the fields of EdTech and urban development.
Global Coordinator of the secondary education component of the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, UNODC
Gilberto Duarte is a Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). He joined UNODC in 2010 and currently leads the secondary level of the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, which seeks to produce and disseminate education material on justice and rule of law issues. Previously, Gilberto Duarte worked at the UNODC Liaison and Partnership Office in Brazil, covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay in the areas of crime prevention, criminal justice, human rights and international cooperation. Gilberto has a Master’s degree in International Relations, with a focus on International Law.
@GilADSantos | https://www.linkedin.com/in/duartesantos/
Digital Inclusion Programme Officer, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Jenny Arana is a Digital Inclusion Programme Officer at ITU focusing on various projects in areas such as youth engagement, socio-economic empowerment of women and girls through technology, and ICT Accessibility, among others. Prior to her work with ITU, she was a member of the Foreign Service of her home country for 10 years, having culminated that experience as a diplomatic representative at the Permanent Mission of her home country to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, WTO and other international organizations.
Director, Takween Accelerator
Ms. Brewer is the Director of the Takween Accelerator, the first startup accelerator in Kurdistan Iraq focused on building up the startup ecosystem throughout Iraq. Before this role Ms. Brewer spent 20 years working at tech companies in Silicon Valley with a background in hardware technology. Ms. Brewer has been a mentor and trainer for the US State Department TechWomen exchange program since 2012 which includes traveling throughout Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia to advance the status of women and girls. And this is her third year supporting the UNODC E4J programme.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/eileenbrewer/ | http://www.takweenaccelerator.com/ | @tothelefteileen
Executive Director, Impact Hub
Gabriela spent her last 10 years working as a manager or consultant with a mix of not for profit and for profit global organisations spanning over 50 countries around the world. As a manager she worked for AIESEC International and Romania, Future Considerations and Impact Hub. As a consultant her clients included HSBC, KPMG, BP, TATE Britain and 10 key art galleries in England, ProVita Romania, RoPot, Human Invest. Throughout her career Gabriela had coaching engagements with over 40+ leaders. This all was fun and makes up for her more than 5 passports used up to date. Currently Gabriela works for the Impact Hub network as its Executive Director, helping build cross-sectoral communities for change and curating their collaboration efforts for collective and scaled impact on the key issues of our time.
www.impacthub.net | https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriela-gandel
Founder and CEO, Technovation
Tara Chklovski is CEO of Technovation, a nonprofit that has empowered 300,000 participants from underserved communities in 100+ countries to tackle local problems using cutting-edge technologies (mobile and AI). She has been featured in the award-winning documentary Codegirl, and named “the pioneer empowering the incredible tech girls of the future” by Forbes. She recently led the Global Online Education Taskforce to address education needs during COVID, the 2019 education track at the UN’s AI for Good Global Summit, presented at the International Joint Conference on AI, and the Global Partnership on AI for Humanity convened by the French Government.
http://technovation.org/ | @TaraChk | https://www.linkedin.com/in/iridescent/
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