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Facilitating STEM Impact on Global Challenges

Our global society faces urgent and unprecedented challenges, including the urgent need to respond to anthropogenic environmental change; plateauing crop yields in the face of a growing population; continuing epidemics of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV; health inequalities; and rising air pollution in our rapidly expanding cities. 

As a world-leading STEM institution, Imperial has a critical role in finding innovative solutions to these shared global challenges and in accelerating society towards a more resilient, sustainable future.

The Global Development Hub brings together Imperial’s expertise to maximise the global impact of our world-leading research, education and innovation, engage with the United Nations Sustainable Agenda 2030, and prepare for the sustainability challenges that might arise 20, 30 or even 50 years into the future.

Join us for the Hub's official launch

Accelerating the SDGs: The Role of Science and Technology in Building Resilient Societies

Thursday 29 April 2021, 17.00-18.30 BST

The Global Development Hub was officially launched on Thursday 29 April with a keynote speech by Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group.

A video of the lauch event is available here>.  Read the College news story here>.

The Launch event was introduced by Professor Maggie Dallman, Vice-President (International) and Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships) and Professor Michael Templeton, Professor of Public Health Engineering. This was followed by remarks from Professor Alice P. Gast, President, Imperial College London.

Professor David Nabarro, the World Health Organisation’s Special Envoy on COVID-19 and Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation led a Q&A session with Amina J. Mohammed.

The second half of the event included a roundtable panel discussion with international leaders from the world of science, technology and entrepreneurship.