30 September 2019

The Silicon Savannah and Beyond

A conversation at the SDG Action Zone during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly on 26 September 2019 with Kenya’s Minister for ICT, UN representatives and youth leaders. The discussion focuses on the country’s Silicon Savannah initiative and the investments around the Sustainable Development Goals labs, which are bringing together the public and private sectors, the United Nations family and civil society in a massive partnership to boost economic, social and environmental gains through innovation

Joe Mucheru, Minister of ICT for Kenya 
Per Knutsson, UN Kenya Resident Coordinator Office team leader 
Wanjũhĩ Njoroge, youth leader representing Kenya at the Youth Climate Summit, IT specialist 
Carson Kiburo Kibett, Kenyan youth leader, Co-Chair, UN Global Indigenous Youth Caucus. 

Moderator: Lisa Kurbiel Chief of the Joint SDG Fund

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