Reimagine Humanity: Inspire Our Future

    In 2015, the world agreed on 17 ambitious goals to create a roadmap for a better, more just, safe, healthy and prosperous world. 
    We are inspired by the dream of building a global movement to inspire people around the world to be the change they wish to see in the world. We are reimagining a world in which every single person is part of the solution to solve some of the most challenging global problems. 
    We believe in order to do that, we need to democratize access to conversations and information that shape the world, and put people at the center of decision making. 
    We believe in the power of YOU. There are countless of dedicated people around the world working tirelessly to improve the lives of others. Meanwhile, millions of other talented, willing, and able individuals want to help, but don’t know how to be most effective. Often, people closest to the problems are not invited to be part of shaping the solutions. 
    We invite you to reimagine with us. Imagine a world with collective responsibility to improve the lives of others. Imagine a world without silos, barriers and obstacles to achieving a more sustainable future. Imagine a world where we have equal opportunities. Imagine a world full of creative and innovative solutions designed by everyday people. 
    But we don’t want to stop there—together, let’s empower our global leaders with our insight to make a difference and reimagine with us. We need everyone to be the change. 
    Will you REIMAGINE with us?


    22 SEPTEMBER, 2018

    11:50 AM


    Welcome to Covenant University
    12.00 PM


    The Vice Chancellor, Prof. AAA Atayero
    12.05 PM

    Act4SDGs -

    - Local Responsibility to Global Issues - Video - Action towards Global Day of Action – Our Voice, Our Solidarity
    12.23 PM

    Plenary One

    12:33 PM

    Opening: PART 1

    Welcome from the United Nations Mr. Robert Skinner Executive Director, United Nations Office for Partnerships Mr. Maher Nasser United Nations Department of Public Information Introduction of the Global People's Summit Program Hazami Barmada Founder & Global Curator, Global People's Summit
    12:55 PM

    Reimagine: THE PEOPLE'S GOALS

    • Building The Future: The Bottom of the Pyramid & Driving Development
      H.E Mr. Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Minister, National Information Society Agency, Office of the President of the Republic of Niger
    • Feed Our Future: Reimagine Human Potential
      Corinne Woods, Director Communications, Advocacy and Marketing, World Food Programme
      Cheryl Wannell, CEO, SAWA Global Cineman Advertising Associtaion
    • How-To Masterclass - The SDGs: The Global Goals Don't Matter To Me
      Piers Bradford, Managing Director, Project Everyone
    • Global People's Hub LIVE Piers Bradford, Managing Director, Project Everyone
    • Global People's Hub LIVE
    • Global Call to Action: Anyone Can Teach the Goals Allison Bellwood, Programme Director, Worlds Largest Lesson, Project Everyone
    1:28 PM

    Reimagine: EARTH

    • Climate Leadership: We Need Climate Action With Iceland Leading The Way
      His Excellency Mr. Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, Iceland
    • Reimagine Packaging: Eat Your Trash David Christian, Co-Founder, Evoware
    • Busting the NGO myth: Effective Local Change
      Scott Beale, Founder and CEO, Atlas Corps
    • Disruptive Futurism: Creating the Future Nancy Giordano, Founder and Strategic Futurist, Play Big, Inc.
    • Global People's Hub LIVE
    2:07 PM

    #Act4SDs Driving Change through Creativity

    The Making of Corruption Busters (CCB for ART for SDG16)
    2.25 PM

    Plenary Two

    Applying Covenant University’s Core Values to Achieve United Nations SDGs in 2030
    2.50 PM

    Action towards Global Day of Action –

    Our Voice, Our Solidarity
    2.55 PM

    Covenant University

    Showcase CUs achievements on problem solving – via Implementation of SDGs
    3.35 PM

    Private Sector Participation

    Funding Creativity and Innovation to achieve SDGs by Stanbic IBTC Bank
    4.14 PM

    Segment 5- Reimagine: EDUCATION

    • Reimagine Volunteerism: Creating a Global Movement for Change
      Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General, World Organization of the Scout Movement
    • The $8.5 Billion Dollar Challenge: Innovating Solutions to Fund Education In Crisis
      Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Joined by finalists of Education Cannot Wait Resource Mobilization Challenge
    • Reimagine War: Ending Cycles of War and Violence
      Victor Ochen Founder and Executive Director, African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET)
    • How-To Masterclass - Compelling Narratives: How to Tell Stories That Get People to Care
      Mariam Farag, Head of CSR, MBC Group
    • Global People's Hub LIVE
    • Global Call to Action: Reimagining Refugee Education with the Sesame Muppets
      Danny Labin, Vice President, International Programs
    4.52 PM

    Segment 6- Reimagine: INNOVATION

    • Hacking Big Systems: Innovating Within the United Nations
      Kanni Wignaraja, Director, UN Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO)
    • Innovating Humanitarian Response: Technology For Good
      Enrica Porcari, CIO and Chair of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, World Food Programme
    • The Digital and Internet Divide: Leaving People Behind
      Andrew Sullivan, CEO, Internet Society
    • The Hype: Can Blockchain Change The World?
      Bill Tai, Founder and Chairman, ACTAI Global
    • Global People's Hub LIVE
    • Global Call to Action: #ILoveCongo: Awareness For Good
      Mohombi, Grammy
      -Award Winning Swedish-Congolese Singer-Songwriter and ActivistGlobal Call to Action
    5.15 PM

    What Next – Call to Action

    IC2030 in New York, projecting Covenant University
    5.20 PM

    Closing Remarks

    Global People's Summit Program ends at Covenant University, Nigeria