Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Private Sector Led Economy Innovation knowledge-based partnerships UN75Talks Webinar
In collaboration with The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development this United Nations Talk aim was to engage private sector leaders to spearhead the transformation of the sector through the principles of Sustainable Development as they join efforts with the United Nations in the response to this unprecedented global crisis.
About the event
Kuwait's efforts in shifting the economy from public sector-led, and resource- dominated economy to private sector knowledge-based innovation led economy has been visible in recent years. Through the implementation of the strategies set in the National Development Plan, Kuwait aims to transform the country into a financial, trading cultural and institutional centre in the region towards the new Kuwait vision 2035.Moreover, Kuwait has the necessary tools to implement their new vision given its robust financial reserves, its strategic location, in addition to its entrepreneurial initiatives and culture. However, the impact of the pandemic of COVID-19 and the resulting economic crisis calls for a more strategic and dynamic partnerships, which is needed more than ever.
The United Nations Global Compact (http://www.unglobalcompact.org/) is a voluntary initiative where more than 10,000 companies and entrepreneurs have committed to align their strategies and operations with ten universal principles addressing human rights, labour, anti-corruption and environment taking actions to achieve their goals.
For the last 20years, the Global Compact has mobilized a global movement of sustainable companies and private sector stakeholders in 156 countries, united for a better world with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
1- Establish a local consultative network of private and public partners
2- Engage with key partners in series of dialogues to support the private sector needs.
3- Leverage the beneﬁts of the Global Compact network to create a local movement compatible with UN global goals.
4- Encourage the private sector to engage in partnerships for innovation in sustainability.
Dr.Tarek El Sheikh
Representative of the UN Secretary-General & Resident Coordinator to State of Kuwait
Dr. Khaled Mahdi
Secretary General for the Supreme Council for Planning and Development
Lead Public Sector
Specialist-The World Bank
Dr.Bassam Al-Feeli Director of Innovation and Enterprise Directorate at the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences
Abdulmjeed Alshatti Economic Advisor, Vice Chairman of Scientific Center
Humoud Al Sabah
Deputy Director General for Investments Operations Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority
Director of the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation Director of Possibilities – Ministry of Possibilities
Dr.Fahad Al-Zumai Associate professor of Law at Kuwait University
Nouf Almudhayan TV presenter & a journalist at the Ministry of Information at the state of Kuwait.
Zainab Qambar Associate Coordination Officer -Partnerships and Development Finance - RCO