Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Our Keynote speakers are thought leaders on the global challenges, including policy makers, industry and business, academic and the third sector.

Gabriella Ramos
Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO

Sandie Okoro
Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group

Danny Dhananjayan
Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam GB

Lord Bilimoria
President, Confederation of British Industry

Antonio Zapulla
CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Andrew Mitchell
Former Secretary of State for International Development and MP

Deborah Cadman
Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council

Alice Roberts
Biological anthropologist, biologist, television presenter and author

Femi Oke
British television presenter and journalist

Sonia Sodha
British columnist and author.

Liv Garfield
Chief Executive of Severn Trent

Yu Ping Chan
Senior Programme Officer - United Nations

Joanna Newman
Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Speakers

Our speakers are thought leaders on the global challenges, including policy makers, industry and business, academic and the third sector.

Dame Henrietta Moore
Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College, London

Kate Raworth
Senior Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute

Imandeep Kaur
Director of Civic Square.

Chikelu Mba
Team Leader, FAO, Rome, Italy

Phyllis Awor
Lecturer and Researcher, Makerere University

Seye Abimbola
Senior lecturer, University of Sydney

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