Event Details

The U.N. Perspective Series are free events aiming to build community and convene global and local perspectives on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Presented by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB), each U.N. Perspective Series focuses on a specific SDG and opens dialogue between global experts, local leaders, and the Greater Boston community.

This May we will focus on SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure to learn from leaders, both local and global, who are championing resilient infrastructure and innovation in the Boston community and beyond.

This event is free, but registration is required. Please note that the event is open to all ages, but the panel is tailored to adult audiences.

Meet Our Panel

Gullali Jogezai, MPhil, MS received an M.Phil degree in Development Studies and a Masters in Economics with major focus on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals specifically in underdeveloped countries. She is currently a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at Boston University.

Jessica McKinney, PT, DSc, MS is an experienced founder, clinician, and digital health/FemTech executive with expertise in women’s, maternal, and pelvic health. She has dedicated her career to building healthcare capacity, specifically in the context of women’s health and rehabilitation, through US-based physical therapy practice, post-professional education, program development and research in global low-resource settings, product development, and digital health. She serves as Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Global Health at Axena Health, and is also Founding Partner of Mama, LLC, and co-founder of Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, LLC.

Van Du, MCP serves as Senior Environmental Planner for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, supporting MAPC communities on climate action planning and implementation efforts as well as hazard mitigation projects. Van also manages the Accelerating Climate Resiliency grant program, which aims to advance climate equity and regional coordination and readiness for climate change. She holds a Master’s in City Planning and Urban Affairs from Boston University with a focus on urban sustainability, and Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College. Van is a certified Envision Sustainability Professional, LEED Green Associate, and WELL AP.

6:00-6:15pm: Networking and Registration
6:15-7:15pm: Panel Discussion
7:15-7:30pm: Audience Q+A
7:30-7:40pm: Closing and Survey
7:40-7:55pm: Open Networking
8:00pm: End Event

Interested in sponsoring this event or the U.N. Perspective Series?
Reach out to UNAGB’s Director of Development, Alex Bostian, at [email protected] to learn more.