Knowledge Sharing Sessions

The Knowledge Sharing Sessions and Lunch Labs will showcase five parallel “Open Segments” with leading initiatives on the SDGs. Join us on Day 2 (4pm) and Day 3 (12:45pm) of the Festival.

March 2 (16:00-17:00) March 3 (12:45-13:45)
Advocating and communicating the SDGs

Bonn Hall
March 2 (16:00-17:00)
ModeratorDeborah SewardDirector, UNRIC BrusselsPanellistsNick NuttallHead of Communications and Outreach & Spokesperson, UNFCCC
Alison BellwoodDirector, World's Largest Lesson
Felix ZimmermanDevCom Coordinator, OECD
March 3 (12:45-13:45)
ModeratorFrances Simpson-AllenProgramme Management Officer, 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth
PanellistsThomas Ravn-PedersenHead of Secretariat and Editor-in-Chief, World’s Best News
Anastasiya KostomarovaProject Manager, Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Initiative
Riccardo MoroCo-Chair Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)
Innovative approaches for SDG implementation

Rhine Lobby
March 2 (16:00-17:00)
ModeratorTauni LanierExecutive Director, Impact 2030
PanellistsSara LengauerManager for Europe, Junior Chamber International (JCI)
Silke ThomasSenior Expert, Group Corporate Responsibility, Deutsche Telekom
Stefani De La OCreative Director, Nomadic Collector
Sabine FrankSenior Policy Counsel, Google Germany
March 3 (12:45-13:45)
ModeratorRyan Hooks CEO & Founder, Huxley
PanellistsBenjamin KumpfUNDP Innovation Facility Lead, UNDP Innovation Facility
Ann-Kathrin NeureutherProject Manager “Farming for Biodiversity”, Rare
Nina Schroeder Innovation Accelerator, World Food Programme
Harnessing citizens generated data & peoples' voices for effective advocacy

March 2 (16:00-17:00)
ModeratorBenjamin KumpfUNDP Innovation Facility Lead, UNDP Innovation Facility
PanellistsAnand KantariaGlobal Programme Lead, MY World 2030, UN SDG Action Campaign
Namhla Mniki-MangalisoDirector, African Monitor
Karol Alejandra Arámbula CarrilloInternational Affairs Consultant and MY World Partner in Mexico
March 3 (12:45-13:45)
PanellistsRosa Lizarde‎Global Director, Feminist Task Force / Co-chair, World We Want
Rosario del Pilar Diaz GaravitoFounder, The Millennials Movement
Alex WangSecretary General, Youth4SDG
Campaigning for Policy Impact on SDGs

Fireplace Room
March 2 (16:00-17:00)
ModeratorDaniel ThomasCommunications Director and Spokesperson, Office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly
PanellistsGuillermo CorreaCo-founder and Executive Director, Argentina Network for International Cooperation
Rajita KulkarniPresident, World Forum for the Ethics in Business
Cameron CrossFounder and CEO,
Celine Artal Founder, Nexus Humani
March 3 (12:45-13:45)
ModeratorPhilipp Schönrock Director, Cepei
PanellistsMario Céspedes AvalosPresident, Network of Citizen Control, Costa Rica
Andrea RübenackerRegional Coordinator for Southeast Asia, Deutsche Welle Akademie
Lisinka UlatowskaCoordinator, Commons Cluster of the UN NGO Major Group
Successful local, country and regional case studies

Berlin Hall
March 2 (16:00-17:00)
ModeratorPatrick HavermanDeputy Country Director, UNDP China
PanellistsSalina SanouHead of Policy and Advocacy, Agency for Co-Operation and Research in Development (ACORD) and co—chair for Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)
Vinay D LallChairman & Director General, Society for Development Studies (SDS), New Delhi India
Hyoungmin KimManaging Director, Urban Youth Academy (UYA)
March 3 (12:45-13:45)
ModeratorPatrick HavermanDeputy Country Director, UNDP China
PanellistsJun LiuDivision Chief, China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange, Ministry of Commerce, People's Republic of China
Valentina HernandezCEO, WeAppHeroes, UNDP RIO + Centre and Sunscious
Zia ur RehmanAWAZCDS Foundation
Open Space - barcamp

Plenary Hall
March 2 (16:00-17:00)
Speakers will do a five minute pitch at the beginning of the session, and then all of them will move to different sides of the Plenary Hall, to continue a more in-depth presentation, with interested delegates.
SpeakersJean-Martin BauerWorld Food Programme
representative Junior Chamber International (JCI)
Anastasiya KostomarovaSustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Initiative
Liu XinInternet Development Research Department, China Internet Network Information Center
Søren Winther / SDG+
Christo Thekkel
Alex WangYouth4SDG
Cunsong XiaYouthink Center
Ntiokam DivineWorld We Want