Provisional Programme

Over the three day period the Conference will bring together international personalities, experts and activists to identify, together with the public, ways of transforming our environment so as to attain the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Conference sessions will be held in the Hospedería Fonseca and in the Archbishop Fonseca School of the University of Salamanca, a perfect setting, in which Francisco de Vitoria became the inspiration for the very idea of United Nations nearly 500 years ago  (See practical information)

Wednesday, 27 June

13:00h – 16:00h

Acreditaciones

16.00h – 17.30h

Opening ceremony and inaugural lecture

Ricardo Rivero

Dean of the University of Salamanca

Guillermo Cisneros

Dean of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM)

José Ignacio Sánchez Galán

Chairman of Iberdrola

Rebeca Grynspan

Ibero-American Secretary-General

17.30h – 18.45h

Parallel interactive sessions

“SDGs in action: experiences of generating change I”

Young leaders for the SDGs

5.30 p.m. – 6.45 p.m.

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Teresa González

Young Leader for the SDGs (UNO) and founder of Liter of Light, Mexico

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Alejandra Acosta

Representative for Spain in the “2030 today” network of young people, founder of the “Break the Silence” project and co-founder of the UN women’s initiative “HeForShe”

Let no-one have been left behind in 2030

5.30 p.m. – 6.45 p.m.

If there is one message driven home insistently in the text of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, it is that “no-one must be left behind.” This insistence alerts us to a dual risk: on the one hand the risk that the progress aimed for, egalitarian and respectful towards the environment, may leave oppressed and marginalised groups out. On the other hand, the risk of thinking that a human society can really be called developed if it has not looked after those sectors, when one of the basic indicators of a society’s development is precisely the well-being achieved by its most vulnerable members and their equal rights with the rest of the population.

Cecilia Olea

Cecilia Olea

Founder of the Flora Tristán Peruvian Women’s centre and representative of the Articulación Feminista Marcosur

Vicenta Camusso

Vicenta Camusso

Southern Cone Coordinator, Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD) and Expert in charge of affirmative action for the Afro-Latin American population in INEFOP (Uruguayan National Institute for Employment and Vocational Training)

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Tarcila Rivera

Indigenous leader, president of Chirapaq and founder of ECMIA, the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas

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Sara Giménez

Roma leader and Spain’s representative on the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

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Manuel de la Iglesia-Caruncho

Independent expert

Spain’s autonomous regions and the challenge of the SDGs

5:30 p.m. – 6.45 p.m.

18:45h – 19:00h

PAUSA

19:00h – 20:30h

Parallel interactive sessions

“SDGs in action: experiences of generating change II”

Oddballs

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

An applied theatre workshop specially for young (and perhaps not so young) people to play and question gender stereotypes through theatre, in order to deconstruct them and invent new ones. Theatre applied to education on Human Rights, as a tool for empathy and developing critical thinking

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Lucía Miranda

Playwright, stage director, art educator and founder of the Cross Border Project

Generating knowledge and networks from the University

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Local governments and associations and the SDGs: the example of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP)

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

21:30 h

Official reception of the Salamanca City Hall and night-time guided tour for all participants and speakers at the conference

Thursday, 28th June

8:15h – 9:00h

Accreditation

9.00h – 10:30h

Plenary session

Turning problems into opportunities: Welcome to global change!

The degradation of ecosystems and the environmental impact of human activities have brought us to a situation without precedent in the history of our planet. The Earth’s health is essential if we are to sketch out a future that is prosperous and fair for mankind. This requires us to work on sustainability in all aspects within our reach: education, innovation and the generation of partnerships. The Anthropocene, this new epoch in which we live and in which global change is the dominant reality, offers a whole universe of opportunities to generate a change of direction in our development model. Shall we start?

Carlos Sallé

Carlos Sallé

Manager, Energy Policies and Climate Change, Iberdrola

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David Saddington

Consultant on climate change

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Teresa González

Young Leader for the SDGs (UNO) and founder of Liter of Light, Mexico

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David F. Murphy

Deputy Director of the Institute for Leadership & Sustainability (IFLAS), University of Cumbria (UK)

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Fernando Valladares

Research Professor with the CSIC (Spanish Research Council) and Associate Professor at the King Juan Carlos University, Madrid. Expert on global change


10:30h

Coffee and networking


11.00h – 12:30h

Parallel interactive sessions I

Education

Young people’s commitment to the SDGs

11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

The SDGs have a direct effect on the lives and futures of young people, who are key players for the attainment of the SDGs, and yet they are excluded from nearly all the decision making arenas. The real innovation now is to give them a voice, to make them participant in the decision making process in all areas, to support them and encourage their good ideas and their talent, promoting environments of research and knowledge in which they can draw inspiration, make connections and commit to the common good. What must we do to help them turn their commitment into reality?

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Teresa González García

Young Leader for the SDGs (ONU) and founder of de Liter of Light (Mexico)

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Karim Abouelnaga

Social and educational entrepreneur. Founder of Practice Makes Perfect

Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón 2

Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

Mathematician, professor of IT languages and systems, University of La Rioja. Founder of Big Van, Scientists on Wheels.

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Alejandra Acosta

Representative for Spain in the “2030 today” network of young people, founder of the “Break the Silence” project and co-founder of the UN women’s initiative “HeForShe”

Environment

Oceans that talk. Education and awareness-raising to mitigate and adapt to climate change in marine environment

11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Just in terms of area, the oceans are the main ecosystem of our planet. Moreover they perform a crucial function in our capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change. However, the marine ecosystems are under severe threat, and their function as regulators of the climate and health of the planet is compromised. How can we educate society on the importance of the oceans and the need to take care of them? We will combine different approaches to educate and involve all sectors of society on the importance of conserving these valuable ecosystems.

Cecilia Carballo

Cecilia Carballo

Director of Programmes with Greenpeace Spain

Josep María Gili

Josep María Gili

Research Professor in the Institute of Marine Science, Barcelona – CSIC (Spanish Research Council)

Jose Abel Flores

José Abel Flores

Professor of Micropalaeontology and Oceanography

Andrés Sanz

Andrés Sanz

Head of Prevention of Risks in the Workplace, PharmaMar

Innovation

“Financial innovation for development”

11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

It is estimated that achieving the SDGs will cost between five and seven trillion dollars a year between now and 2030. Having innovative financial structures and instruments will be essential to be able to achieve them, but a change of mentality is also necessary, with the focus shifting to investment in sustainable businesses and assets. What financial initiatives that already exist can help with attaining the SDGs? What other initiatives would be needed to get businesses, funds and private individuals to contribute to the objectives with their investments?

Toni Ballabriga

Antoni Ballabriga

Global Head of Responsible Business, BBVA

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Susana Peñarrubia

Head of ESG Integration, Senior Portfolio Manager Equities European ESG & Head of Utilities DWS Investment GmbH, Alemania

Roberto Fernández Albendea

Roberto Fernández

Director CSR, Investor Relations and Communication, Iberdrola

Tania Salvat

Tania Salvat

Vice President, BlackRock España

Partnerships

Partnerships: going more deeply into the whys and wherefores

11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

We will take a close look at the Shire Partnership, an innovation platform for improving access to energy for refugees and displaced persons (Shire being a region in Ethiopia), and the Chagas Coalition, which coordinates efforts to promote access to diagnosis and treatment for people suffering from Chagas disease and to foster the development of new tools with which to combat the disease. Leda Stott will moderate the discussion among participants and the representatives of the two partnerships, and delve into the reasons why working jointly can have a much greater impact than isolated actions.

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Representant of  Shire Partnership

Javier Sancho

Javier Sancho

Coordinator of the Global Chagas Coalition, ISGlobal

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Leda Stott, itdUPM

itdUPM, Partnership Brokers Association

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Leire Pajín

Director, International Development, ISGlobal


12.30h – 14:00h

Parallel interactive sessions II

Education

Education and the media

12.30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

We are immersed in a society dominated by the media; our lifestyle goes with the messages we receive from the media, the volume of which now greatly exceeds that of the information received from school or through other forms of education. This makes the media a very powerful educational tool, but to educate is not its ultimate aim. How can we include the media in the process of education and learning? How do they contribute to training on values? What involvement should they have in education? How responsible are the communication professionals?

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Carmen Bieger

General Manager, ATRESMEDIA Foundation

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Karim Abouelnaga

Social and educational entrepreneur, founder of Practice Makes Perfect

Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón 2

Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

Mathematician, professor of IT languages and systems, University of La Rioja. Founder of Big Van, Scientists on Wheels.

Angelica Dass

Angelica Dass

Artist, photographer and social activator. Founder of the educational project HUMANAE

Cecilia Olea

Sugata Mitra

Founder of the Flora Tristán Peruvian Women’s centre and representative of the Articulación Feminista Marcosur

 Environment

Go circular! A 360° view to kick-start the circular economy

12.30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Responsible consumption of raw materials, water and energy is crucial for ensuring the long-term survival and functionality of the ecosystems and our quality of life. In this journey towards sustainability, it is essential to circularise the economy. To do this we need to have all social agents on board. In this session we will analyse the initiatives being implemented by the private, public and tertiary sectors to raise awareness about and promote and implement the circular economy.

Dulcinea Mejide

Dulcinea Mejide

Sustainable Development Manager, SUEZ Spain

Javier Goyeneche

Javier Goyeneche

President and Founder of ECOALF

Mónica Gutiérrez

Mónica Gutiérrez

Founder of the BASURAMA collective

Innovation

Innovation in the city to achieve SDGs

12.30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

In a world in which more than 70% of the population will live in urban areas, with strong growth especially in Asia and Africa, local and national authorities will be faced with major challenges regarding mobility, energy, neighbourhood relations and security, waste management, immigration, housing, sustainable construction, etc. Municipal and national policy makers will of course play a key role, but they will also need to be able to rely on other key players on the urban stage: businesses and citizens. How can we start from now to co-create solutions to the challenges of the future?

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Augusto Barrera

Advisor to the Government of Ecuador and former mayor of Quito

Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy

Director of Special Projects, MIT

Antonio Zurita

Antonio Zurita

General Manager of International Action and Global Citizenship of the Madrid City Hall

Partnerships

The glue of partnerships: the role of the facilitator

12.30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

What is facilitation of partnerships? What is the role of the facilitator? What knowledge is needed to fulfil this role? Can facilitation increase the impact of collaboration between partners? The session will focus on the partnership facilitator, explaining professionals’ day-to-day experience as facilitators in the form of a colloquium.

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Maria Bobenrieth

Executive Director of Women Win

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Leonardo Martins Dias

 Strategic Sustainability Advisor

Alejandra Rojo

Alejandra Rojo

Head of Partnerships at the Centre for Innovation in Technology for Human Development at the technical University of Madrid (itdUPM), Associate of the Partnerships Broker Association

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Leda Stott 

International expert on multi-actor partnerships and Associate of the Partnership Brokers Association

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Paloma Andrés

Expert in sustainable development and CSR, Associate of the Partnership Brokers Association


14:00h – 15:30h

Cocktail & networking: space for interaction among participants and speakers 


15.30h – 17:00h

Plenary session

Education, the master key to achieving SDGs

When the 2030 Agenda was approved, in September 2015, the international community recognised that education was key to the success of the 17 SDGs. Without an appropriately educated global citizenry we will not be able to bring about the transformation we need. A transformation involving the creation of new and original educational models aligned with the times and the new needs and ensuring universal and uninterrupted access to high-quality, inclusive, equitable education, the promotion of new skills for the twenty-first century and the push towards responsible consumption and production. How can we redesign education so as to bring about the future we wish for as sketched out by the SDGs in the construction of the common good?

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Sugata Mitra

Researcher and professor of educational technology at Newcastle University and founder of The School in the Cloud and the SOLE project

Angelica Dass

Angelica Dass

Artist, photographer and social activist. Creator of the Humanae educational project

Karim Abouelnaga 2

Karim Abouelnaga

Social and educational entrepreneur. Founder of Practice Makes Perfect

Rob van Tulder 2

Rob van Tulder

International Business – Society Management, University of Rotterdam


17.00h – 17:30h

Coffee and networking


17.30h – 19:00h

Parallel interactive sessions III

Education

The influence of digitisation on education

5.30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Internet access and the new technologies have not only revolutionised the educational process itself, incorporating and facilitating additional opportunities, but have also opened up previously non-existent spaces for learning and collaboration and, most important of all, actual access to education, both formal and informal, making possible something that until now had seemed impossible – universal access to education.

Wanjira Mathai

Wanjira Mathai

Green Belt Movement

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Sugata Mitra

Social and educational entrepreneur. Co-founder of Origami for Change, INQ Learning and SOLE Spain

Javier Bronchalo

Javier Bronchalo

Social and educational entrepreneur. Co-funder of Origami for Change, INQ Learning and SOLE Spain

Environment

The Human City. Ideas for inclusive and sustainable urbanisation

5.30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

At present more than half the world’s population live in cities, and the trend is rising fast, with more than 80% of people likely to be living in cities by the end of this century. But in many cases urban spaces are highly inhospitable. How to make urban environments sustainable and inclusive is without doubt one of the biggest challenges facing society. In this session, guided by experts with complementary points of view, we will discuss what we can do to improve the urban environment and make cities ever more “human” and sustainable.

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Bárbara Pons

Urban Strategy Department, Barcelona Region

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Maria Camila Uribe

Head Advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank

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Valentín Alfaya 

Health & Safety, Environment and Quality Director, Ferrovial Group

Victor Viñuales2

Victor Viñuales 

Director of the Ecology and Development Foundation (ECODES)

Innovation

Social innovation in the public and private sectors

5.30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

In the face of the global challenges that the SDGs seek to address and the limitations of the current innovation models, Social Innovation presents a framework in which public and private sector innovation systems can interconnect and operate on a bigger scale. Proposals such as Open Innovation Platforms are one alternative, with their tools for community listening, systematisation of co-creation of new solutions, prototyping, scaling and new impact evaluation systems. How do these platforms work, and how can we generate new financing systems to make them sustainable?

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Gorka Espiau

Professor at McGill University, Montreal and Senior Fellow in The Young Foundation and in Agirre Lehendakaria Centre (UPV-EHU)

Jayne Engle

Jayne Engle

Program Director and Lead, Cities for People, an initiative of the McConnell Foundation, Montreal, Canada

Ariadna Bardolet

Ariadna Bardolet

Professor at McGill University, Montreal and Senior Fellow in The Young Foundation and in Agirre Lehendakaria Centre (UPV-EHU)

Shrashtant Patara

Shrashtant Patara

Vice President, Development Alternatives Group. Public-private innovation in India

Jorge Barrero

Jorge Barrero

 General Manager of the COTEC Foundation for Innovation

Diego Rubio

Diego Rubio

Adviser to the Ibero-American General Secretariat and Director of the Fourth Sector Initiative for Ibero-America

Partnerships

Co-creating guidelines for transformation

5.30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Generating proposals for improving work in multi-actor partnerships and specific inputs for the Declaration of Salamanca by means of an interactive session with participants. The objective is for participants to work together on co-creating tools and methodologies that have an impact on three different aspects of work in partnerships: individual, organisational and contextual.

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David F. Murphy

Deputy Director of the Institute for Leadership & Sustainability (IFLAS), University of Cumbria (UK)

Rob van Tulder 2

Rob van Tulder

International Business – Society Management, University of Rotterdam

Maria Bobenrieth 2

Maria Bobenrieth

Executive Director of Women Win

Alejandra Rojo

Alejandra Rojo

Head of Partnerships at the Centre for Innovation in Technology for Human Development at the technical University of Madrid (itdUPM)

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Leda Stott

International expert on multi-actor partnerships

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Leonardo Martins Dias

Strategic Sustainability Advisor

8.30 p.m.

Dinner. Cocktail and networking: space for interaction between participants and speakers, with jazz concert

Friday, 29th June

9.00h – 10:30h

Plenary session

Rethinking the innovation needed to achieve SDGs

The 2030 Agenda is essentially an appeal for global transformation that requires large doses of creativity, and it is here that innovation can play a key role in achieving the SDGs. However, innovation may entail some consequences that are less positive than hoped for, affecting the environment, social inclusion or inequality and creating social and/or economic gaps. What kind of innovation do we need for the future of the planet? What is the concept of innovation on which we can build a better world and succeed in attaining the SDGs by 2030?

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Augusto Barrera

Member of the Government of Ecuador and former mayor of Quito

Wanjira Mathai

Wanjira Mathai

Founder of the Green Belt Movement and president of the Wangari Maathai Foundation

Saskia Sassen2

Saskia Sassen

Professor of Sociology at Columbia University (New York) and Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences 2013

Maria Bobenrieth 2

María Bobenrieth

Executive Director of Women Win


10.30h

Coffee and networking


11.00h – 12:30h

Parallel interactive sessions IV

Education

The role of universities in achieving SDGs

11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

As the crucial link between training and specialisation and working life, as veritable centres of research and learning spaces, and through their social leadership, the Universities play a fundamental role in society and in the attainment of the 2030 Agenda, by raising public awareness, preparing people and nudging them towards the SDGs. We will analyse this social leadership and look at how the universities can be catalysts for the natural inclusion of the SDGs in all areas.

Pastora Martínez

Pastora Martínez

Vice-chancellor for Globalisation and Cooperation at the Open University of Catalonia and president of the Cooperation Working Group of the Sector Commission for Internationalisation and Cooperation of the CRUE (Conference of Spanish University Deans)

Julio Lumbreras

Julio Lumbreras

Member of the management committee of the Centre for Innovation in Technology for Human Development at the Technical University of Madrid (itdUPM)

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Félix García Lausín

Technical secretary and coordinator of the Ibero-American Space of Knowledge (EIC)

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Elizabeth Bernal Gamboa

Academic Coordinator, Colombian Association of Universities

Victoria Muriel

Victoria Muriel

Professor of the University of Salamanca and member of the Development Cooperation Board

Environment

 Regenerative economics: Net degradation zero and green growth to implement SDG 15

11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

The current global development model threatens the integrity of the ecosystems. We cannot allow ourselves to keep on damaging the environment in order to grow, precisely because we depend on ever more valuable and scarcer natural resources. It is therefore essential to bring about a transition towards green growth compatible with a rich and functional environment. There are initiatives aiming to halt the loss of forests and fertile soil and in general to mitigate environmental degradation and reverse it by means of ecological restoration and appropriate global governance, blurring the north-south differences. We must all work together in order to bring about a change towards zero degradation. Will you join us?

Wanjira Mathai

Wanjira Mathai

Founder of the Green Belt Movement and president of the Wangari Maathai Foundation

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Amparo Lobato 

Corporate Communication and Public Relations, Kellogg’s Iberia

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Fernando Rodríguez

Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Salamanca

Innovation

The great challenge of inequality in innovation

11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Sustainable development is development that “covers present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to cover theirs”. The SDGs are the latest attempt to put that concept into action together with an ethic of technological and social change favouring greater equality. We have been experimenting for over thirty years, but inequality continues to increase in economic, social and political terms. What have we learnt? How can we rethink and put into practice new forms of innovation for the future? How can we reduce inequality through innovation?

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Adrian Smith

Professor of Technology and Society, Science Policy Research Unit, and STETPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability), University of Sussex, UK

Mariano Fressoli

Mariano Fressoli

Sociologist and Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Buenos Aires

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Antonio Lafuente

Senior researcher at the Centre for Human and Social Sciences of the CSIC (Spanish Research Council), Spain

Aritz Otxandiano

Aritz Otxandiano

Head of social innovation, Fagor group, Mondragón group

Victoria Pellicer

Victoria Pellicer

Researcher at the Valencia Polytechnic University and President of Som Energia

Partnerships

Creating connections: Partnership for the Declaration of Salamanca

11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Leda Stott and Giulio Quaggiotto will close the Partnerships theme, leading a session summarising what has been learnt in the conference, highlighting and reflecting on the key messages arising from the previous sessions, but with a critical eye to improving work in partnership to attain the SDGs and specifying the steps to be taken in the future.

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Leda Stott

International expert on multi-actor partnerships

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Giulio Quaggiotto

Advisor – European partnership for climate

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Carlos Mataix

Professor at the UPM (Technical University of Madrid) and Director of the Centre for Innovation in Technology for Human Development at the same university (itdUPM)

Mónica Oviedo

Mónica Oviedo

Head of Sustainability Management, Iberdrola Group

12.45h – 14:00h

Disseminating knowledge and promoting the Agenda 2030

In December 2014, the then secretary general of the UN Ban Ki-moon published a report called “The Road to Dignity by 2030” in which he set out an approach and some guidelines for one of the biggest transformations in the history of the planet, which was approved by 193 countries in the form of 17 objectives. How can this great milestone be conveyed to the population of the planet so as to involve them in the great transformation to sustainability?

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Marta García Haro

Head of the Spanish office of the SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network)

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Ignacio Fernández Sobrino

Regional manager of Onda Cero and Antena 3 Television in Castile and León

Andreu Escrivà

Andreu Escrivà

Environmentalist, ecology researcher and scientific publisher

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Alejandra Agudo

Journalist, Planeta Futuro (El País)

Laura Prieto

Laura Prieto

Manager Sector.3 at RTVE

14:30h-15:00

Closing ceremony

13.30h

Closing session: Declaration of Salamanca; shared knowledge and assumption of commitment