Today's rapidly changing world faces multiple and overlapping challenges, from conflict to climate change to the lasting economic and social impacts of the Covid pandemic. Such challenges not only threaten livelihoods and curtail equal access to economic opportunity for many, but they also put at risk the gains made in the empowerment of women and girls over the past decades.
In order to tackle these challenges, we need to harness innovation, ingenuity and initiative from all parts of society – including the young and old, women, those in remote regions and urban centres, and all others who may face barriers to fully realising their potential. It is this combined human capital and talent that helps create effective approaches and solutions to overcome current crises. We can already see examples, such as young entrepreneurs inventing green solutions to tackle climate change, female scientists who developed one of the first COVID vaccines, and policymakers who deploy digitalization technologies for more inclusive infrastructure and urban spaces.
This event will bring together inspirational speakers from a diversity of backgrounds to discuss responses to global challenges. They will explore the role of policymakers and the private sector, highlight case studies and discuss innovative policy approaches to promote equality, which is needed now more than ever.
French Simultaneous Interpretation is available for this event through the Interactio app. View the 'Attachments' tab above for details on how to access it. Event code: AM2022