Gerda Verburg, UN Coordinator, visits the Grantham Centre to talk about the SDGs at our Symposium.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were the theme our 2018 Symposium. UN Coordinator Gerda Verburg delivered the key note lecture entitled, ‘Using science to drive collaboration and impact across the Sustainable Development Goals’.
It was an inspiring lecture, Gerda Verburg encouraged Grantham Scholars to ‘go the extra mile, shoulder to shoulder. You must bring the solutions to scale. Because research on the shelf is wasted, it needs to be implemented. Real impact is of crucial importance.’
Gerda Verburg is UN Assistant Secretary General and Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. For this organisation, she works with 56 country governments that lead the SUN movement, united with UN agencies, civil society, business and donors. They are in a common mission to defeat malnutrition in all its forms.
Find out more about SDGs and the Grantham Centre.
Other speakers at the 2018 Symposium included:
James Bezzina – Grantham Scholar in Chemical and Biological Engineering
Roger Doonan – Archaeology
Isabel Douterelo – Civil and Structural Engineering
Anna Krzywoszynska – Geography
Joe Llanos – Grantham Scholar in Animal and Plant Sciences
Gloria Mensah – Grantham Scholar in Politics
Gavin Milligan – William Jackson Food Group
Vanessa Speight – Civil and Structural Engineering
Shankar Venkateswaran – formerly Tata Sustainability Group