The world’s challenges and targets for their solutions have recently been captured in the Sustainable Development Goals which are intended to guide global action from 2015-2030. Now, the focus is shifting from the strategy of developing and forging consensus around these goals to questions of implementation and execution regarding how these goals will be reached. In addressing this question, it is clear that innovation will be critical to reaching the SDGs. This talk by Dr. Peter Singer, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada will draw upon the experience of Grand Challenges Canada, which was launched in 2010 and is funded by the Government of Canada to support bold ideas with big impact in global health, to illustrate how innovation might be pursued to help reach the SDGs, and how Canada could have a leadership role to do so.
This seminar is part of the CBB Visionary Lecture Series and is sponsored by CBB and co-hosted with CIGI. Dr. Singer will be introduced by CIGI President Rohinton Medhora.