Please note this agenda is currently in draft format and subject to change

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REGISTRATION BREAKFAST AND INFORMAL NETWORKING

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RECITATION OF THE HOLY QURAN

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WELCOME REMARKS FROM CHIEF FACILITATOR IBRAHIMA CHEIKH DIONG

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WELCOME REMARKS FROM H.E. DR. BANDAR HAJJAR, PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK

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WELCOME REMARKS FROM H.E. MACKY SALL, PRESIDENT OF SENEGAL

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IN CONVERSATION WITH SESSION: FUTURE OF OUR CITIES

MODERATOR: Godfrey Mutizwa, Anchor, CNBC Africa

SPEAKERS:

  • H.E. Macky Sall, President of Senegal 
  • H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar, President of Islamic Development Bank
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DR. HAYAT SINDI, CHIEF ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT OF IsDB ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

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BREAK

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PRESENTATION FROM INNOVATOR SOLVING ISSUES AROUND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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PANEL 1: EDUCATION AND INSPIRING EVER-GROWING YOUTH POPULATION

MODERATOR: Bukky Shonibare, Founder, Girl Child Africa

SPEAKERS:

  • Achime Malick NDIAYE, Director of Information and Communication Technologies, Ministry of Economy. Government of Senegal
  • Beaugas Orain DJOYUM, CEO, ICT Media STRATEGIES
  • Yacine Barro Bourgault, Acting Country Manager for West & Central Africa, Microsoft
  • Tidjane Deme, General Partner, Partech Ventures
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Forest Whitaker presents IsDB partnership around youth and positive change for the world’s cities and communities, along with Magdalena Nandege, a youth ambassador from South Sudan.

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LUNCH BREAK

During lunch the Transformers Academy participants will exhibit their innovations in a marketplace, along with stands that celebrate Senegalese culture and business.

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PRESENTATION FROM INNOVATOR SOLVING ISSUES AROUND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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PANEL 2: HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMPACTING URBANIZATION AND HOUSING IN GROWING CITIES

MODERATOR: Marieme Jamme, CEO, iamtheCODE

SPEAKERS:

  • Abdoulaye Sene, President of the Preparatory Committee for the Organisation of the 9th World Water Forum
  • Dr Flavia Schlegel, Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy, International Science Council
  • Mauricio Cordova, Founder, Fair Cap
  • Anna Ba Dia, CEO, Sipres
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ENTERTAINMENT

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PANEL 3: TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC SPACES: CONNECTING THE WORLD'S CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

MODERATOR: Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, Founder and CEO, Africa Consulting and Trading 

SPEAKERS:

  • Selim Bora, President, Summa
  • Thierno Birahim Aw, Managing Director of Dakar Urban Transport Council
  • Dr. Jainaba M. L. Kah, Associate Professor, American University of Nigeria
  • Tola Odeyemi, Head of Public Policy for West Africa, Uber
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BREAK

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PRESENTATION FROM INNOVATOR SOLVING ISSUES AROUND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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PANEL 4: IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF CITY-DWELLERS

MODERATOR: Godfrey Mutizwa, Anchor, CNBC Africa

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr Elvis Eze, Consultant, Malaria No More UK
  • BA Housseynou, Technical Officer, World Health Organisation, Regional Office for Africa
  • Dr. Ibrahima Khaliloulah DIA, Head of Digital Health Department, Ministry of Health and Social Action, Government of Senegal
  • Dr Patrick Singa, Medical Director, Babyl

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRANSFORMERS SUMMIT 2020

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INNOVATION AND CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

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GALA DINNER (BY INVITATION ONLY)