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 QURAN

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WELCOME REMARKS FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF SENEGAL

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

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HEADS OF STATE PANEL DISCUSSION

The Future of our Cities

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS FROM DR. HAYAT SINDI, CHIEF ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT OF ISDB ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

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BREAK

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ENTERTAINMENT

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PRESENTATION FROM INNOVATOR SOLVING ISSUES AROUND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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

Greenhouse gases and the subsequent rise in the Earth’s temperature is having an unprecedented impact on our climate, causing intense heat waves and storms. The negative effects of climate change put even more pressure on already rapidly growing cities and urbanisation rates. Need for effective, zero-carbon emissions projects become more impossible under such pressure. This panel will discuss the way countries should tackle the housing crisis in the wake of climate change issues. 
 

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LUNCH

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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AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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PRESENTATION FROM INNOVATOR SOLVING ISSUES AROUND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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

With overpopulation of the world’s cities comes the issue of how to ensure the smooth movement of people on safe, affordable and accessible transport systems for all. This panel will look at the role of public-private partnerships and innovative financing methods in developing sustainable transport networks for our smart - and ever-growing - cities. 

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PRESENTATION FROM INNOVATOR SOLVING ISSUES AROUND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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PANEL: EDUCATION AND SOLVING THE EVER-GROWING YOUTH POPULATION

Africa has the youngest population in the world, and it’s growing fast. By 2055, the continent’s youth population (aged 15-24), is expected to be more than double the 2015 total of 226 million. Ensuring we engage the future inhabitants of our smart cities is critical, especially in this context of growing youth populations. This panel will discuss education policies and curriculums, as well as innovative ideas coming from today’s youth.

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PRESENTATION FROM INNOVATOR SOLVING ISSUES AROUND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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PANEL: IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF CITY-DWELLERS

In sub-Saharan Africa, infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS cause 69% of deaths. Though we can deliver short-term aid and try to develop innovative vaccines or treatments for these diseases, the real issue is the danger of a weak healthcare system that can’t support the growing population. This panel will look at innovation in the healthcare system, as well as how we can improve infrastructure to improve the lives of those that live in cities. 

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PRESS CONFERENCE

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CLOSING ENTERTAINMENT

SUMMIT ENDS

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INNOVATION AND CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

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GALA DINNER (BY INVITATION ONLY)