2018 summit

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September 22, 2018 (7.30am-2pm EDT)

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Reimagine Humanity: CHANGING THE STATUS QUO

In 2015, the world agreed on 17 ambitious goals to create a roadmap for a better, more just, safe, healthy and prosperous world.

We are inspired by the dream of building a global movement to inspire people around the world to be the change they wish to see in the world. We are reimagining a world in which every single person is part of the solution to solve some of the most challenging global problems.

We believe in order to do that, we need to democratize access to conversations and information that shape the world, and put people at the center of decision making.

We believe in the power of YOU. There are countless of dedicated people around the world working tirelessly to improve the lives of others. Meanwhile, millions of other talented, willing, and able individuals want to help, but don’t know how to be most effective. Often, people closest to the problems are not invited to be part of shaping the solutions.

We invite you to reimagine with us. Imagine a world with collective responsibility to improve the lives of others. Imagine a world without silos, barriers and obstacles to achieving a more sustainable future. Imagine a world where we have equal opportunities. Imagine a world full of creative and innovative solutions designed by everyday people.

But we don’t want to stop there—together, let’s empower our global leaders with our insight to make a difference and reimagine with us. We need everyone to be the change.

Will you REIMAGINE with us?

Agenda Overview

The 2018 Sumit will have 8 segments covering these themes:

REIMAGINE:
PEOPLE’S GOALS

Imagine a collective responsibility for global development.

REIMAGINE:
EARTH

Imagine a healthy planet and the power of socially-conscious consumerism.

REIMAGINE:
BORDERS

Imagine a world where the color of your passport and where you were born doesn't determine your opportunity.

REIMAGINE:
MONEY

Imagine a world with creative financing and where global agendas are not driven by donors.

REIMAGINE:
EDUCATION

Imagine if the whole world agreed that education was a basic human right.

REIMAGINE:
INNOVATION

Imagine a world where we put people at the center of our solutions and technology.

REIMAGINE:
SILOS

Imagine a world where governments, organizations, business and people, work together to create solutions.

REIMAGINE:
EMPATHY

Imagine a world where empathy influences our decision making and policies.

REIMAGINE:
PEOPLE’S GOALS

Imagine a collective responsibility for global development.

REIMAGINE:
EARTH

Imagine a healthy planet and the power of socially-conscious consumerism.

REIMAGINE:
BORDERS

Imagine a world where the color of your passport and where you were born doesn't determine your opportunity.

REIMAGINE:
SYSTEMS

Imagine a world with responsible financing and where we act collectively as global systems.

REIMAGINE:
EDUCATION

Imagine if the whole world agreed that education was a basic human right.

REIMAGINE:
INNOVATION

Imagine a world where we put people at the center of our solutions and technology.

REIMAGINE:
SILOS

Imagine a world where governments, organizations, business and people, work together to create solutions.

REIMAGINE:
EMPATHY

Imagine a world where empathy influences our decision making and policies.

AGENDA


We are very proud and happy to announce our 2018 Global People's Summit topics and some of our speakers. The summit has 8 themes and each segment contains 3-4 high-impact interviews and inspring calls to action. Click on the schedule details below.

7:30 AM
Welcome from the United Nations
Robert Skinner
Executive Director, United Nations Office for Partnerships

Maher Nasser
United Nations Department of Public Information

Introduction of the Global People's Summit

Hazami Barmada
Founder & Global Curator, Global People's Summit

Sana Mustafa
Founding Member, Network for Refugee Voices

Melissa Jun Rowley
Journalist, Founder of Jasmine

Global People's Hub LIVE
7:55 AM
Building The Future: The Bottom of the Pyramid & Driving Development
H.E Mr. Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Minister, National Information Society Agency, Office of the President of the Republic of Niger

Feed Our Future: Reimagine Human Potential
Corinne Woods, Director Communications, Advocacy and Marketing, World Food Programme

Cheryl Wannell, CEO, SAWA Global Cineman Advertising Associtaion

How-To Masterclass - The SDGs: The Global Goals Don't Matter To Me
Piers Bradford, Managing Director, Project Everyone

Global People's Hub LIVE

Global Call to Action: Anyone Can Teach the Goals
Allison Bellwood, Programme Director, Worlds Largest Lesson, Project Everyone
8:21 AM
Climate Leadership: We Need Climate Action With Iceland Leading The Way
His Excellency Mr. Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, Iceland

Reimagine Packaging: Eat Your Trash
David Christian, Co-Founder, Evoware

Busting the NGO Myth: Effective Local Change
Scott Beale, Founder and CEO, Atlas Corps

Disruptive Futurism: Creating the Future
Nancy Giordano, Founder and Strategic Futurist, Play Big, Inc.

Global People's Hub LIVE
9:00 AM
Partnerships For Change: Leveraging Entertainment and Influence To Create Impact
Sharif Albanna, CEO, Awakening Records Worldwide & Chairman, One Family

Reimagine Government: Youth & Revived Political Aspirations
Boriša Falatar, Presidential Candidate, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gamyfing Good: Unlocking Global Capacity Through Games
Tony DiMatteo, CEO Lottery.com

Reimagine Solutions: Crowdsourcing People- Centered Ideas for Change
Hend Alhinnawi, Co- Founder & CEO, Humanitarian Tracker

How-To Masterclass - Becoming a Changemaker: How to Build a Global Movement for Good
Meri Joyce, Member, Peace Boat

Global People's Hub LIVE
9:38 AM
Reimagine Innovation: How Coffee Can Reshape The Narrative of Yemen
Mokhtar Al

Reimagine Engagement: Governments, Civic Responsibility and Shared Responsibility
Her Excellency Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Technology For Good: Can Tech Fix Things?
Bryan Brekenridge, Executive Director, Box.org

Reimagine Community: How to Become Curious and Overcome Difference
Yasmine El Baggari Founder & CEO, Voyaj

Changing the Narrative: Youth Driving Peace Through Music
Lynn Hayek, 13 year-old singer & winner of The Voice Kids
Julian Michel, Iraqi-American Rapper
Mazen Hayek, Official Spokesman, MBC Group

Global People's Hub LIVE

Global Call to Action - Gender Justice: Transforming Gender-Biased Social Norms
Manisha Basnet, Outreach Associate, SAHR
    10:35 AM
    Break (30 mins)
    11:05 AM
    Welcome back to the Global People's Summit
    11:11 AM
    Reimagine Volunteerism: Creating a Global Movement for Change
    Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General, World Organization of the Scout Movement

    The $8.5 Billion Dollar Challenge: Innovating Solutions to Fund Education In Crisis
    Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
    Joined by finalists of Education Cannot Wait Resource Mobilization Challenge

    Reimagine War: Ending Cycles of War and Violence
    Victor OchenFounder and Executive Director, African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET)

    How-To Masterclass - Compelling Narratives: How to Tell Stories That Get People to Care
    Mariam Farag, Head of CSR, MBC Group

    Global People's Hub LIVE

    Global Call to Action: Reimagining Refugee Education with the Sesame Muppets
    Danny Labin, Vice President, International Programs
    11:47 AM
    Hacking Big Systems: Innovating Within the United Nations
    Kanni Wignaraja, Director, UN Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO)

    Innovating Humanitarian Response: Technology For Good
    Enrica Porcari, CIO and Chair of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, World Food Programme

    The Digital and Internet Divide: Leaving People Behind
    Andrew Sullivan, CEO, Internet Society

    The Hype: Can Blockchain Change The World?
    Bill Tai, Founder and Chairman, ACTAI Global

    Global People's Hub LIVE

    Global Call to Action: #ILoveCongo: Awareness For Good
    Mohombi, Grammy-Award Winning Swedish-Congolese Singer-Songwriter and Activist
    12:27 PM
    Reimagine Philanthropy: Can Companies lead Social Transformation
    Leena Barakat, Strategic Partnerships Advisor, Tides Foundation

    Clean Investing: Turning Waste Into Energy
    Ibrahim Al Husseini, Managing Partner, FullCycle Energy Fund

    Reimagine Investment: Co-Investing Vs Charitable Handouts
    John Kluge, Founder and Managing Director, Refugee Investment Network
    Professor Christine Mahoney, Author of Failure & Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced, Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia

    How-To Masterclass - Building Community: How To Leverage Technology To Build A Support Network
    Mo Dhaliwal, Director of Strategy, Skyrocket

    Global People's Hub LIVE

    Global Call to Action: Building A Movement For Good
    Erin Dunne Co-Founder & Executive Producer, Global People's Summit
    Zaira Mughal, Director of Community and Innovation, Global People's Summit
    1:13 PM
    Reimagine Aid: Disrupting the Status Quo of Humanitarian Response
    Dr. Jemilah MahmoodUnder Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

    Radical Inclusion: How Embracing Diversity Improves Performance
    Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion, Diversity & Strategic Innovation, New York University

    Reimagine Humanity: The Power of Words: Music to Unite Hearts & Minds
    Maher Zain, R&B singer, songwriter and music producer

    Global People's Hub LIVE

    Global Call to Action - A Billion Acts of Love: Change Starts With Compassion
    Emmanuel Kelly, Singer & Activist
    Kunal Soud, Founder of X Fellows and Partner at X-Impact Group
    1:54 PM
    Closing address
    2:00 PM
    Program ends

    Speakers

    Ibrahim
    Al Husseini
    Managing Partner, FullyCycle Energy Fund
    Ahmad
    Alhendawi
    Secretary General, World Organization of the Scout Movement
    Hend
    Alhinnawi
    Founder/CEO, Humanitarian Tracker
    Sharif
    Banna
    CEO, Awakening Worldwide Records
    Leena
    Barakat
    Strategic Partnerships Advisor, Tides Foundation
    Manisha
    Basnet
    Outreach Associate, Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights (SAHR) - Powering Transformative Access to Justice
    Scott
    Beale
    Founder and CEO, Atlas Corps
    Alison
    Bellwood
    Director, Project Everyone
    1 - 4
    Lisa
    Biermann
    Piers
    Bradford
    Managing Director, Project Everyone
    Bryan
    Breckenridge
    Executive Director, Box.org
    David
    Christian
    Co-Founder, Evoware
    Lisa
    Coleman
    Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer, New York University
    Mo
    Dhaliwal
    Director of Strategy at Skyrocket Digital
    Yasmine
    El Baggari
    Founder & CEO, Voyaj
    Her Excellency Ms. María Fernanda
    Espinosa Garcés
    President of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly, United Nations
    2 - 4
    Boriša
    Falatar
    Presidential Candidate, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Mariam
    Farag
    Head of CSR, MBC Group
    Melissa 
    Fleming
    Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner and Head of Communications, UNHCR
    Nancy
    Giordano
    Founder and Strategic Futurist, Play Big Inc.
    Ibrahima
    Guimba-Saidou
    Minister Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Niger & CEO of National Agency of Information Society (ANSI)
    Mazen
    Hayek
    Group Director of Commercial, MBC Group
    Lynn
    Hayek
    Winner, The Voice Kids
    Guðmundur
    Ingi Guðbrandsson
    Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources in Iceland
    3 - 4
    Danny
    Labin
    Vice President of International Programs. Sesame Workshop
    Dr. Jemilah
    Mahmood
    Under Secretary General, Partnerships Division
    Julian
    Michel
    Iraqi-American Rapper
    Mohombi
    Mohombi
    Grammy-award winning Swedish-Congolese singer-songwriter and activist
    Dr. Alaa
    Murabit
    Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates, UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth, United Nations
    Sana
    Mustafa
    Founder & Manager of Sana Mustafa Consulting LLC Founding Member, The Network For Refugee Voices
    Maher
    Nasser
    Director of the Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Public Information
    Victor
    Ochen
    Founder and Executive Director, African Yotuh Initiative Netowrk (AYINEY)
    4 - 4

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