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“SDGeneration: A Citizen Science Movement”

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

In collaboration, LIDC and the Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL, will be holding a flagship event to explore the support needed in order to achieve the SDGs, and the contribution citizen-science can make towards their evaluation.

We will bring together 100 university students, academics, businesses and wider civil society for a day-long event of expert panel discussions and interactive working groups.


1. Explore how universities and global youth movements can connect and engage students and communities to deliver on the SDGs

2. Explore a citizen-science approach to implementing and monitoring progress on the SDGs

3. Explore the role of philanthropy, policy and finance in delivering on the SDGs


9.30 – 9.45am: Registration

9.45 – 10.00am: Welcome address by Professor Claire Heffernan, Director of the London International Development Centre and Professor of International Development

10.00 – 10.15 am: Introduction from Professor Dame Henrietta Moore, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL

10.15 – 10.30 am: Keynote: Dr David Nabarro, Professor, Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI), Imperial College

10:30 – 10:45am: Coffee break

10.45 -11.45am: High-level Morning Panel Session: Ecosystems of Support for the SDGs

  • Dr Joanna Newman, Chief Executive and Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Ms. Rachel Stephenson Sheff, Philanthropy and Fundraising Advisor, Lightful, I.G. Advisors
  • Mr Dave Hughes, Global Head of Technology Scouting, Syngenta
  • Ms. Olivia Sibony, Head of Impact Crowdfunding, SeedTribe
  • Ms. Leanne Armitage, UK Queen’s Young Leader, Founder and CEO of the Armitage Foundation, Medical Student

11.45 – 12.00pm: Student Presentations: Innovations for the SDGs

12.00 – 12.30pm: Tales of jazz performers in civic duty, Corina Kwami

12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch

1.30 – 1.45pm: Regenerating the Planet, Professor Jacqueline McGlade, former Director of the Science Division and Chief Scientist and Statistician at the United Nations Environment Programme

1.45 – 2:45pm: High-level Afternoon Panel Session: Citizen-science Action on the SDGs

  • Dr Enass Abo-Hamed, CEO at H2GO Power and Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow
  • Dr Adam Kucharski, Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Brooke Simmons, Galaxy Zoo Project Scientist, University of Oxford
  • Professor Muki Haklay, Professor of GIScience, Extreme Citizen Science, Department of Geography, UCL

2:45 – 3.00pm: Break

3:00 – 4pm: Workshops:

  • Dr Marta Tufet, Executive Director, UK Collaborative on Development Research, The Role of Research and Higher Education in Achieving the SDGs
  • Yi Jun Mock, Project Lead, Arifa Mujahid, Project Officer, SDSN Youth, Identifying Indicators Across the Mission-Critical SDGs
  • Kathryn Ogden, Nutrition-sensitive Programme and Policy Officer, World Food Programme, The World Food Programme and the SDGs
  • Yvonne Musa, The Commonwealth and the SDGs: Experiences from a Commonwealth Scholar

4.00 – 4:10pm: Workshop Feedback

4.10 – 4.25pm: Conference Observation, David Bent

4.25 – 4.30pm: Closing Comments

  • Professor Claire Heffernan, Director of the London International Development Centre, Chair of International Development
  • Professor Henrietta L. Moore, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity

4.30 – 5.00pm: Tea and coffee

Speakers TBC

Event hashtag: #SDGeneration


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