We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun will be attending Goalkeepers: the Global Awards ceremony hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on 19th and 20th of September 2017. The event will take place in New York and will be filled with inspiring stories and driven by data, dedicated to accelerating world progress. Nelly  has been selected as one of the Goalkeepers 2017  from a pool of numerous applicants and will be attending the events amongst a number of esteemed guests.

The main event will be joined by the Former US President Barack Obama, who will accompany Bill and Melinda Gates in celebrating progress toward eliminating disease and poverty around the world, and inspire a new generation of advocates to work on behalf of these causes.

Some of the other inspiring speakers include: Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan; Jerome Jarre and Casey Neistat, enterpreneurs and members of Love Army; Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health; Bina Maseno, as well as Pakistani activist and student, Malala Yousafzai.

Goalkeepers’ will help bring together a generation of determined thinkers, doers and givers to help hit the ambitious Global Goals target, in whatever way they can.

The event launches with a celebration of stories of success, at the second annual Global Goals Awards, in partnership with UNICEF. This is the chance to recognize some truly extraordinary individuals, in front of an audience of people who can help make this change happen more quickly.

Melinda Gates will curate a one-hour session on women and girls, spot-lighting the critical role of women’s movements in driving change.

Stephen Fry and Dr Astro Teller will host a session on Purpose Driven Technology focusing on key tech and innovation developments that are lifting people out of extreme poverty around the world.

And finally, Bill Gates will present a one-hour session examining the challenge of convincing people that things are getting better, focusing on innovations and the global health heroes that give him cause for optimism.

You can learn more about the event here