The SGS Geneva promotes a stronger engagement of the private sector to achieve the SDGs, advocates for increasing the mobilization of private capital for development and creates the conditions for effective partnerships around the SDGs between Swiss, European and developing countries entrepreneurs, impact investors, large companies, international organisations, and governments.
Social Good Summit
Michael Hailu, Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) will be speaking at the Opening ceremony of the Social Good Summit.
Other speakers are Maria Luisa Silva, Director of the UNDP Office in Geneva, United Nations Development Programme and Daniel Ryan, Head of Research, Managing Director of Swiss Re
Large Ticket Investment - Investing in Agribusiness Technology
Friday Oct 13 - Room 1 - 11:30am - 12:15pm
At the nexus of agritech, information and communications, and African value chains, three high-growth-potential start-ups will be pitching their businesses in this session. In collaboration with Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development (CTA), who implements technical agriculture and development programs in Africa and the Caribbean with the support of the EU, these entrepreneurs were selected out of a wide pool of applicants due to their innovative, scalable, and de-risked business models which span value chain segments from seed to plate. The entrepreneurs have been pre-screened and their business models validated.
Apart from the three entrepreneurs featured, several other shortlisted entrepreneurs operating in ag and ICT will have opportunities to present their businesses and answer investor questions. The session will thus offer all participants a unique opportunity to discover and interact with award-winning innovators achieving high impacts in Africa, with models scalable to other geographies.
UNDP works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. Inclusive growth, better services, environmental sustainability, good governance, and security are fundamental to development progress. We offer our expertise in development thinking and practice, and our decades of experience at country level, to support countries to meet their development aspirations and to bring the voices of the world’s peoples into deliberations. In 2016, UNDP is continuing its work to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years.