Catalysing Change Week | 9-13 May 2022

#LetsReenergisetheSDGs

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Inclusive Systems: Digital transformation, youth empowerment, & gender equality

12 May 2022 | 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
Virtual
(Policy) Roundtable discussion

How can governments, funders and the private sector work together to build more inclusive systems? An interactive roundtable discussion focused around discussions at the country level in MENA and SSA from ministers with priorities in digital transformation and ICT, youth empowerment and employment and gender equality. Moderated by DOT Jordan Country Director, Hamza Shraideh, the session will bring together funders, policymakers and implementors to co-create recommendations for systems change that help scale youth-led, community impact rooted in digital. The session will explore key themes in relationship building to re-energize the SDGs and catalyze systems change. — Panelist: Hamza Al-Shraideh is the Country Director of Digital Opportunity Trust Jordan; brings experience in developing social enterprises and supporting the creation and expansion of youth-led initiatives. Dr. Ehud is an expert on Youth Employment and Skills Development with over 20 years of professional and technical experience in youth employment programs in Kenya and abroad. He is the Director of Ajira Digital project at Kenya Private Alliance, a Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs project. Giorgia Varisco is Chief of the Youth and Adolescent Section in UNICEF Jordan, leading adolescent and youth empowerment, gender equality and supporting the digital transformation agenda to support youth with digital learning and skills for the future of work, the gig economy, and addressing the gender digital divide. Dr. Fekade Getahun is the Digital Service lead at DTP, MInT. Mr. Getahun has an extensive working experience working as ICT Project Manager, ICT advisor, digital service leader, consultant, lecturer, and researcher. Peter Ulanga is Director General for Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation, and a seasoned Telecommunications/ICT professional with over 25 years of experience in operations, regulation and provision of ICT services in rural and underserved areas.

The hosts

Hamza Al-Shraideh (Moderator) Dr. Ehud Gachugu Giorgia Varisco Dr. Fekade Getahun Peter Ulanga

Sustainable development goals

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal GOAL 5: Gender Equality GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

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