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Moderator, Mr. Denis Gilhooly, Executive Director, Digital Health Initiative, and Forum Coordinator and Mr. Denis O'Brien, Chairman, Digicel, and Member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development,Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

Moderator, Mr. Denis Gilhooly, Executive Director, Digital Health Initiative, and Forum Coordinator and  Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Special Adviser on the Millennium Development Goals to the
United Nations Secretary-General

Women Leaders Forum:

Connecting Women & Youth
for Digital Development

Co-hosted by
Advance Development for Africa Foundation,
Digital He@lth Initiative
and the
Global Partnerships Forum

In Cooperation with UN Women, UNAIDS,
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child
Health, UNDP, UN Habitat, UN Office for Partnerships

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Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman and CEO, Special Olympics

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Ms. Naomi Watts, UN AIDS International Goodwill Ambassador

Ms. Aishwary Rai Bachchan, UN AIDS International

Ms. Aishwary Rai Bachchan,
 UN AIDS International, Goodwill Ambassador

Dr. Michel Sidibe, Executive Direstor, UN Aids

Mr. Amir Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum
Ms. Naomi Watts, UN AIDS International Goodwill Ambassador
Ms. Aishwary Rai Bachchan,
UN AIDS International
 Goodwill Ambassador
Dr. Michel Sidibe, Executive Direstor, UN Aids
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Special Adviser on the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Secretary-General

Ms. Coumba D. Touré, Founder and President, AdvancedDevelopment for Africa (ADA) Foundation, Theo Cosmora, Founder & CEO,The People's Vision

Ms. Coumba D. Touré, Founder and President, Advanced
Development for Africa (ADA) Foundation and
Conference Chairperson, Theo Cosmora, Founder & CEO,
The People's Vision

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His Holiness the Gyalnang Drukpa

Mr. Denis O'Brien, Chairman, Digicel

Mr. Denis O'Brien, Chairman, Digicel, and Member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development

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Mr. Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative

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Errol Rappaport and Nancy May, President & CEO,
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Elizabeth Keizner, Lisa Winning, 
Ms . Sade Baderinwa, ABC, News Anchor

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Donnetta Campbell, Co_Founder, The Barnyard Group,
Vinton G. Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google,
Valarie Gelb, Errol Rapport.

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Dr. Michel Sidibe, Executive Direstor, UN Aids

Vinton G. Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google,

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Gerard McKeon, Publisher, Black Tie International Magazine,
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Ms. Aishwary Rai Bachchan

Mr. Amir Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum
Ms. Coumba D. Touré, Founder and President, Advanced
Development for Africa (ADA) Foundation and
Conference Chairperson,
Ms. Aishwary Rai Bachchan,
UN AIDS International
 Goodwill Ambassador

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Ms. Aishwary Rai Bachchan, Bawa Jain, Secretary General, World Council of Religious Leaders of The Millenium World Peace Summit

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Mr. Amir Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum
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Ventachlam "Kris" Krishnan, Chief of Operations, United Nations Office of Partnership, Jayanthi Krishnan, Cashier, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

Ventachlam "Kris" Krishnan, Chief of Operations, United Nations Office of Partnership, Jayanthi Krishnan, Cashier, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

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Ms. Cristina Fontanelli  and Mr. Gerard McKeon

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Donnetta Campbell, Chief Innovation Officer, The BarnyardGroup, Cindy DiBartola ,Tigress Financial/White House and WSJ Board of Women's Economic Development
Katlean ve-Monchy, Valarie Gelb, CEO TheBarnYardGroup,
Nancy May, President & CEO,
Board Bench Company, LLC

Zecki Dossal, Wendy Diamond, Alia Varsano

Zecki Dossal, Wendy Diamond, Alia Varsano

Sonny, May Chu, Franz Josef Allmayer,Vamed

Lydia Garcia, Amit Bathija, May Chu,
Franz Josef Allmayer,Vamed

Ndlieme Noaye, Karitediema,

Ndlieme Noaye, Karitediema,
Franz Josef Allmayer,Vamed

Akhtar Badshah

Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Community Affairs World Wide, Microsoft

Caroline Lieberman and Wendy Diamond

Caroline Lieberman and Wendy Diamond

 

 

Women Leaders Forum:
Connecting Women & Youth for Digital Development

 

Co-hosted by
Advance Development for Africa Foundation,
Digital He@lth Initiative
and the
Global Partnerships Forum

In Cooperation with UN Women, UNAIDS,
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child
Health, UNDP, UN Habitat, UN Office for Partnerships


 

8.30–9.00 am – Coffee and Registration

 9.00–9.10 am – Opening Session:
 
“Connecting the Dots for Digital Development”

Welcome and Introductory Remarks:

Mr. Amir A. Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum, and

Ms. Coumba D. Touré, Founder and President, Advanced Development for Africa (ADA) Foundation,
 
and Forum Chairperson

 9.109.20 am Mr. Denis O’Brien, Chairman, Digicel, and Member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development

 9.20–10.45 am – Roundtable Plenary:
“Beyond Rio + 20: Building Sustainable Business Models for Digital Development”

Panelists:

Ms. Caroline Anstey, Managing Director, The World Bank Group

H.R.H. Princess Basmah bint Saud, CEO, Inseed Holdings

Ms. Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Prof. Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Ms. Heather Grady, Vice President Foundation Initiatives, The Rockefeller Foundation

Mr. Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative

Mr. Jay Naidoo, Chair, GAIN (Global Initiative for Improved Nutrition)

10.45–11.05 am – Coffee Break

 

11.05 am–12.20 pm – Roundtable Plenary:
“Ensuring Digital Health and Education for
 Every Woman and Every Child”

 Panelists:

 Mr. Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Community Worldwide Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Ms. Carol Bellamy, President, Global Partnership for Education

Ms. Kathryn C. Brown, Senior Vice President, Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility,
 
Verizon Communications

H.E. Joan Clos, Under Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Habitat

Ms. Geena Davis,
 Founder,
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

H.E. Mrs. Jeannette Kagame,
First Lady of the Republic of Rwand
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Dr. Carole Presern, Director, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)

 Session Moderator Mr. Denis Gilhooly,
Executive Director,
Digital He@lth Initiative,
and Forum Coordinator

 12.20–12.30 pm – Break

 12.30–2.30 pm Luncheon

Keynote Address –
 
Dr. Hamadoun I. Tour
é,
 Secretary General,
International Telecommunication Union

A Conversation on
 
Women and Youth Empowerment
 
and “First Ladies for Smart Philanthropy”

 Moderator Ms. Sade Baderinwa, ABC News Anchor
Panelists:

 H.E. Madame Sylvia Bongo Ondimba,
First Lady of
the Republic of Gabon

H.E. Madame Traore Mintou Doucoure,
 
First Lady of Mali

His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa

H.E. Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata,
 First Lady of Zambia

H.E. Mrs. Jeannette Kagame,
First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda

Ms. Tegla Loroupe,
Founder
, Tegla Loroupe Foundation, and UN Ambassador for Sport

H.E. Youssou Ndour,
Minister of Culture and Tourism
, Senegal

H.E. Marieme Faye Sall,
First Lady of Senegal

Ms. Ann M. Starrs,
President,
Family Care International

Ms. Christy Turlington Burns,
 
Founder,
Every Mother Counts

 2.303.00 pm – Networking Break

3.00–4.30 pm – Parallel Breakout Sessions 1 & 2

Breakout Session 1 –
“Connecting the Dots for Rural and
 Urban Digital Health Delivery”

 ModeratorDr. Joanna Rubinstein, Director, Center for Global Health and Economic Development

Opening Remarks Dr. Ian Pett, Chief, Health Systems and Strategic Planning Programmes, UNICEF
Panelists:

Dr. Jose Pietro Aparicio, President, Latino Caucus for Public Health and Representative Millennia 2015

Ms. Becky Chidester, President, Wunderman World Health

Dr. Amita Gupta, Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education

Mr. Yvonne MacPherson, Executive Director,
BBC Media Action USA

Mr. Tom O’Brien,
Partner,
Fearless Innovation Designed Online (FIDO)

Dr. Yetunde A. Odugbesan,
CEO and Founder,
Yetunde A. Odugbesan

Dr. Robert Pepper, Senior Managing Director, Global Advanced Technologies, Cisco Systems

Ms. Johanna Ralston, CEO, World Heart Federation

Dr. Derek Yach, Vice President Global Health, PepsiCo

 

Breakout Session 2
 “Digital Inclusion Empowers Urban Youth
 and Education for All”

 Moderator Mr. Roland Rich,
Executive Head,
United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

Opening Remarks Ms. Carolyn S. Miles,
 President and CEO,
Save the Children
Panelists:

 Ms. Ruma Bose, Serial Social Entrepreneur and Author

Ms. Caryn Effron, Member of the Board, Games for Change

Ms. Ugoji A. Eze,
President and Founder,
Eng Aja Eze Foundation

Ms. Rachel Gerrol, Executive Director, PVBLIC Foundation

Dr. Khalid Malik,
Director, Human Development Report Office,
UNDP

Ms. Janna Oberdorf, Director of Advocacy and Communications, Women Deliver

Dr. Arletty Pinel, CEO, Genos Global, and Co-Founder, Global Women: South-South Digital Inclusion Initiative

Dr. Shaifali Puri, Executive Director, Scientists Without Borders

Mr. Shai Reshef, Founder, University of the People

 

4.30–5.00 pm –
 
Breakout Session Summary Reports and Recommendations from Session Moderators

 Moderator
 
Mr. Denis Gilhooly,
Executive Director, Digital He@lth Initiative,
and Forum Coordinator

 

5.005.30 pm
“Partnership in Action:
Ensuring Children Everywhere are born HIV-free”
Moderated by
 
Mr. Amir A. Dossal,
Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum, with:

 Ms. Naomi Watts,
 
UN AIDS International Goodwill Ambassador

Dr. Michel Sidibé,
 Executive Director,
UN AIDS

Ms. Aishwary Rai Bachchan
, UN AIDS International Goodwill Ambassador

 

5.305.45 pm –
Ms. Coumba D. Tour
é, Founder and President, Advanced Development for Africa (ADA) Foundation, and Forum Chairperson, introducing:

 “Connecting the Dots for Digital Development
– Closing Remarks”

 
Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs,
Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, and
Special Adviser on the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Secretary-General

6.00–7.30 pm –
Networking Reception

Yale Club of New York City Roof Top Garden

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