Partnerships for the 2016 Social Good Summit in Ghana

Sep 15, 2016

2016 Social Good Summit in Ghana

ACCRA, 15 September—UNDP in partnership with Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, the EIB Network, AIESEC, and with support from the SRC of the University of Ghana will be hosting the 2016 Social Good Summit in Accra.

The event will focus on the role of the youths and the manufacturing industry in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana. Held under the theme: “Connecting Today. Creating Tomorrow.”, the 7th annual Social Good Summit will bring together more than 200 youths, the manufacturing industry and civil society to deliberate on how to apply social media and technology to promote sustainable development for a better future.

Last year, the Social Good Summit events helped launch the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in a record 109 countries where UNDP works. This was accomplished through discussion events and flag-raising ceremonies, with huge gatherings of students, art exhibitions and the unveiling of mural paintings.

“Building on the success of last year's launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, UNDP offices around the world are creating partnerships to make the 2016 Summit a truly inclusive, global platform for exchanging ideas and engaging with communities for a sustainable world”, says Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator.

Recognizing that the voices and ideas of concerned citizens connected by social media and technology can be powerful forces for change, UNDP and partners will be hosting the Ghana event on Monday, September 19 at the ISSER Annex Auditorium, University of Ghana where students, policy analysts, civil society, the manufacturing industry and government officials will deliberate on how to make the world a better place.

In New York, the 2016 Social Good Summit will be a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. Held annually during the week of the UN General Assembly meeting, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time.

Now in its seventh year, the Social Good Summit continues to grow in impact and reach to unite global citizens to unlock the potential of technology for sustainable development.

Our theme, #2030NOW, asks the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” During the Social Good Summit, global citizens around the world unite to unlock the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

The event will air live on Starr 103.5 FM and GH One TV from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Contact information

Bossman Owusu, Communications Analyst, UNDP: bossman.owusu@undp.org, +233 542 814 878; @UNDPGhana

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