Multi-award winning journo cum steadfast human rights defender, Joseph Kobla Wemakor has been tipped among a panel of distinguished young global leaders to speak at this year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) which will go down virtual on Friday July 17, 2020|9am prompt, New York Time (1pm GMT).
The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) is the United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The HLPF event is held annually but unfortunately due to covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition which is on the theme: “Building Back Better Through Partnership: The Youth and Civil Society Organizations”, according to the organizers, would hold virtual via zoom and all are invited to join the discussions.
Mr. Joseph Wemakor, a youth advocate cum leader who also doubles as the Founder & Executive Director of Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) as well as the Convenor of Ghana CSOs Youth Sub-Platform on SDGs would share the platform with a panel of renowned young global leaders cum speakers to do justice and bring zest to discussions during the forum including Keith Andere (Africa (ECA) Regional Caucus Co-ordinator, UN MGCY), Tilda Magoba (Assitant Executive Director, YALDA Zimbabwe), Tama Monday Yari (Continental President, Great Mins Empire Africa], Viola Nakimbugwe (CEO & Founder, Sprout Up Youth and Women Initiative), Obed Rocky Dadzie (Founder, Voices On The Mount Youth Empowerment) and Portia Mabasa [Founder, VoiceItUp Africa].
Some discussions points the almighty forum would rally around include: “Where do we stand in terms of achieving the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development and the SDGs at the time of COVID-19 and how we can protect advances made thus far on the SDGs?,
The assessment on responses to the impacts of COVID-19 to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs including the Impact on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis that can help increase country resilience and embark on risk-informed sustainable, resilient development pathways among others.
The 2020 edition of HLPF is being organized by HIRED Consult, a youth-led social enterprise with expertise in management and consultancy with support of the Ghana Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) the Council of Local Experts (COLE Collective) and the Great Minds Empire Africa (GME).
Host of the event cum Founder & CEO of Hired Consult, John Aggrey said: “This HLPF side event is to provide great opportunities to the youth and civil societies to discuss themes and SDGs under review, identify new issues, listen to all voices, and help spread greater awareness of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in general at all levels”.