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Friday, September 16 • 3:45pm - 6:00pm
Closing Plenary

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GODAN High-Level Forum, LIVE from the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber 
Closing Remarks

2016 GODAN High-Level Forum
United National Headquarters
ECOSOC Chamber 

4:00pm  Welcome Remarks
Mr. Amir Dossal, Global Partnerships Forum, Chair

4:05pm  Voices of United Nations System
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (invited)
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the SDGs
Mr. Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director, World Food Programme
Mr. Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN DESA

4:25pm  Presentation of the GODAN Petition
Ms. Judith Rowland, Head of U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Global Citizen

4:30pm  Voices of GODAN Summit Visionaries
The Honorable Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, United States of America
The Honorable Willy Bett, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya
Dr. Mark Keenum, Chair, PUSH Steering Committee
Ms. Rachel Lambert, Interim Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development, United Kingdom

4:50pm  Call to Action
Mr. Amir Dossal, Global Partnerships Forum, Chair

4:55pm  Open Intervention
Anyone in attendance may make interventions.
Please limit interventions to no more than 2 minutes.

5:25pm  Closing Remarks
Mr. Amir Dossal, Global Partnerships Forum, Chair


Session Speaker
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Willy Bett

Cabinet Secretary, Republic of Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Willy Kipkorir Bett is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. By the time of his appointment to the Cabinet, Mr. Bett was serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Seed Company, a position he held for six years (2009-2015). During his tenure, the company’s financial performance grew significantly from a turnover of KES2.9 billion in 2011 to KES5.0 billion in 2015 with a paradox profit of KES50 million... Read More →
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Mark Keenum

President, Mississippi State University
Dr. Mark Everett Keenum became Mississippi State's 19th president Jan. 5, 2009, following a distinguished public service career. Keenum serves as chairman of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges' Executive Council. In 2016, Keenum was elected president of the Southeastern Conference where he is a member of the SEC Executive Committee and continues to serve on the SEC’s Content Committee that oversees... Read More →
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Andre Laperriere

Executive Director, GODAN Secretariat
Mr. André Laperriere joined the Global Open Data Initiative on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) as its first Executive Director, in September 2015. During his career, Mr. Laperriere has led/managed numerous projects on behalf of large Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations and the World Bank. In this context he played a senior role in the design and the implementation of major reforms within a number of... Read More →
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Judith Rowland

Head of U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Global Citizen
Judith Rowland (@JudithJRowland) is the Head of U.S. Policy and Advocacy at Global Citizen. Ms. Rowland holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Missouri State University and a graduate degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. In her current role, Judith leads Global Citizen’s advocacy within the U.S. government. Judith helped secure over 100 cosponsors on the 2014 Water for the... Read More →
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Jeffrey Sachs

Senior Advisor, United Nations
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Thomas Vilsack

Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Friday September 16, 2016 3:45pm - 6:00pm
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