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SDGs and Her Award Ceremony

April 11, 2019

JB1-080 Auditorium, World Bank Group Headquarters

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Apr 11, 2019

SDGs and Her Award Ceremony


The World Bank Group in partnership with UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research is holding an event to celebrate the 2019 winners of the "SDGs and Her" competition for women micro-entrepreneurs whose businesses help achieve the SDGs. 

The event will feature the two global winners: Taxshe, owned by Vandana Suri from India, and Green Business Innovation, owned by Saida Yusupova from Uzbekistan. The winners were selected from a pool of over 1,200 entries from all regions of the world through a rigorous three-stage judging process. Senior officials from the partner organizations, representatives of the WBG member countries, and gender activists will participate at the event.

Speakers: 

Mr. Shaolin Yang, Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, SVP for the 2030 Development Agenda, UN Relations and Partnerships, WBG

Ms. Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary General and Director for Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP

Ms. Hanna Birna Kristjansdottir, Senior Advisor to UN Women Executive Director on women’s leadership

Ms. Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender, WBG

Mr. Djordjija Petkoski, Professor at the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center

Ms. Vandana Suri, Founder of TAXSHE and SDGs and Her winner

Ms. Saida Yusupova, Founder of Green Business Innovation and SDGs and Her winner

  • In 2015, all 193 United Nations member countries signed on to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to "create the future we want in 2030.“ Four years since the global goals adoption, a vast array of stakeholders, including governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, and citizens all around the have combined their efforts to achieve this ambitious agenda.

    The World Bank Group, in partnership with UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, launched the SDGs&Her, an online competition to identify women entrepreneurs across the world, whose business operations help support the SDGs. The main objectives of the initiative are to: (i) recognize women implementing the SDGs, including women business owners of microenterprises; (ii)increase knowledge about the SDGs and their potential impacts on women among non-traditional audiences; and (iii) collaborate with private sector partners on all SDGs, but SDG5 in particular; to share best practices and innovative ideas.

    On April 11, 2019, the World Bank Group and its partners will hold an event to celebrate the 2019 winners of the "SDGs and Her" competition for women micro-entrepreneurs whose businesses help achieve the SDGs. 

    The event will feature the two global winners: Taxshe, owned by Vandana Suri from India, and Green Business Innovation, owned by Saida Yusupova from Uzbekistan. The winners were selected from a pool of over 1,200 entries from all regions of the world through a rigorous three-stage judging process. Senior officials from the partner organizations, representatives of the WBG member countries, and gender activists will participate at the event.

    For more information, please click here or please call +1 212 317 4725.

     

Event Details

  • Time: 11:00AM - 12:30
  • Venue: JB1-080 Auditorium, World Bank Group Headquarters