FUTURE CHANGEMAKERS | UNGA 74
The Future Changemakers (FC) is a series of gatherings for young professionals engaged across diverse sectors that impact global affairs and goals for sustainable development.
Changemaker (n) - One who desires change in the world and, by gathering knowledge and resources, makes that change happen.
DEC Projects, in official partnership with USA for UNHCR, was pleased to host our first United Nations General Assembly gathering: Future Changemakers - UNGA74 Edition.
Taking place on the evening of September 27th, 2019 at the ACE Hotel New York, the event included a discussion with a panel of young changemakers having an impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the globe. In line with the UNGA74 theme of galvanizing multilateral efforts towards achieving these goals, the evening focused on empowering the next generation to play a role today.
The panel discussion was book-ended by networking, a bar, and music.
Ugo Mozie - Ugo is a fashion activist, celebrity stylist, and entrepreneur - with an emphasis on African empowerment and eco-fashion. He has worked with the likes of Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Celine Dion, among others.
Barney Swan - Barney is the Founder of ClimateForce and an internationally recognized thought leader on sustainability. He was the first person to journey across Antarctica to the South Pole solely relying on clean technology.
Sabrina Aggarwal - Sabrina is a VP in the healthcare practice at Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW). Prior, she spent a decade in international development at organizations such as charity:water, Kiva, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and with UNICEF designing water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in Nigeria.
Leticia Gasca - Leticia is the Founder of Skills Agility Lab, an educational lab developing 21st century skills. She previously co-founded the movement Fuckup Nights and the Failure Institute in Mexico, the first think tank globally devoted to studying business failure. Leticia also authored the book Surviving Failure.
Eamonn Store - Eamonn is the Founder & CEO of Fair Share Consulting, an organization igniting courageous brands to drive social change. Previously, Eamonn served as CEO, North America for British newspaper The Guardian.