2017 JCI Global Partnership Summit Program 
Sustainable Development for a Peaceful Future

August 1–4, 2017


Tuesday, August 1

14:00–17:00 Registration | InterContinental Barclay, Morgan Suite

14:00–17:00 JCI Merchandise | InterContinental Barclay, Morgan Suite

18:00–20:00 Opening Keynote: Ending Extreme Poverty  | InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom


Wednesday, August 2

08:00–17:00 Registration | InterContinental Barclay, Morgan Suite

08:00–14:00 JCI Merchandise | InterContinental Barclay, Morgan Suite

08:30–13:00 Partnership Expo | InterContinental Barclay

09:00–10:20 JCI Morning Show: New York City Edition | InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom

10:30–12:00 Global Goals Workshop | InterContinental Barclay, Empire Ballroom

  • Global Goal #1 No Poverty
  • Global Goal #2 Zero Hunger: Deepti Sharma | CEO, FoodtoEat
  • Global Goal #3 Good Health and Well-Being: Daniel Skallmann | Campaign Officer, UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets Campaign
  • Global Goal #4 Quality Education: Chekemma J. Fulmore-Townsend | President and CEO, Philadelphia Youth Network
  • Global Goal #5 Gender Equality: Joya Dass | Co-Founder, LadyDrinks
  • Global Goal #6 Clean Water and Sanitation: Takuro Nakaizumi | JCI Japan's Smile by Water campaign and 2017 JCI Global Partnership Summit Chairperson
  • Global Goal #7 Affordable and Clean Energy: Grace Mahary | Founder, Project Tsehigh 
  • Global Goal #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth: Wayne Clarke | JCI Ambassador & Co-Founder, Global Growth Institute and Sesh Sukhdeo | Global Mentor and Head of Partnership Development, CitySprint
  • Global Goal #9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Chike Ukaegbu | Founder, Startup52
  • Global Goal #10 Reduced Inequalities: Alexandra Sloboda | Global Director of Strategy & Operations, Quintessentially Group
  • Global Goal #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities: Liz Agbor-Tabi | Associate Director of City and Practice Management for Africa, 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation
  • Global Goal #12 Responsible Consumption and Production: Kristina Mänd | Head of Fund Development Let's Do It! World
  • Global Goal #13 Climate Action: Ethan Spaner | Climate Policy Advisor, The Climate Reality Project
  • Global Goal #14 Life Below Water: United Nations Environment Programme
  • Global Goal #15 Life on Land: Laura Patel | Director of Global Partnerships, DIRTT Environmental Solutions
  • Global Goal #16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Ian Kawetschanky, Partnership Director for the United States, AIESEC
  • Global Goal #17 Partnership for the Goals: Fred Dubee | JCI Ambassador & Senior Advisor, UN Global Compact

12:10–12:50 Fighting Inequality and Injustice Keynote | InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom

13:00–14:30 Delegates Lunch | Various Restaurants

15:00–17:00 Poverty Simulation for Peace | InterContinental Barclay, Grand Ballroom


Thursday, August 3 

09:45–11:10 Peace and Understanding through Local Collaboration hosted by Kiwanis International | United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 3 (TBC)

  • Stan Soderstrom | Executive Director, Kiwanis International
  • Michael Grudzinski | Senior Director, Global Cause Partnerships, UNICEF USA
  • Scott Greenlee | President and CEO, Greenlee Consulting
  • Daniel Skallmann | Campaign Officer, UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets Campaign

11:15–11:35 Youth Ambassador Presentation | United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 3 (TBC)

11:40–12:40 Advocacy Workshop: Stand Up to Climate Change | United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 3 (TBC)

12:50–13:30 Combating Climate Change Keynote featuring Ken Berlin | United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 3 (TBC)

13:00–14:30 Delegates Lunch | Various Restaurants

15:00–16:30 Developing the 2017 JCI Global Partnership Summit Resolution | InterContinental Barclay, Empire Ballroom I

15:00–18:00 Garbology Workshop | InterContinental Barclay, Empire Ballroom II & New York City

 

Friday, August 4

09:45–10:15 JCI and the Global Goals: 2017 Update | United Nations Headquarters, Trusteeship Council Chamber (TBC)

  • Dawn Hetzel, 2017 JCI President
  • Arrey Obenson, JCI Secretary General

10:20–11:25 Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion | United Nations Headquarters, Trusteeship Council Chamber (TBC)

  • Ismail Haznedar | President, GAIN Global and 2015 JCI President
  • Bedriye Hulya | Founder, B-fit
  • Jennifer Kushell | CEO and Founder, Young & Successful Media/YSN
  • Sesh Sukhdeo | Global Mentor and Head of Partnership Development, CitySprint

11:25–11:55 Global Youth Empowerment Fund Grantee Announcement | United Nations Headquarters, Trusteeship Council Chamber (TBC)

12:00–12:15 Presenting the 2017 JCI Global Partnership Summit Resolution | United Nations Headquarters, Trusteeship Council Chamber (TBC)

12:20–13:00 Closing Keynote: Fostering Peace and Security for a Better Future | United Nations Headquarters, Trusteeship Council Chamber (TBC)

13:00–14:30 Delegates Lunch | Various Restaurants

 

The JCI Global Partnership Summit is an English-speaking event, and sessions will not be translated into other languages. Note: JCI Japan may provide simultaneous interpretation for Japanese-speaking delegates during general sessions.

 

Program updated July 23, 2017