CHAIRMAN, JAPAN SDGS ACTION PROMOTION COUNCIL
Dr. Kanie’s current positions include a professor at Graduate School of Media Governance, Keio University, Representative Leader of xSDG Laboratory, Keio Research Institute at SFC, and an Adjunct Professor at United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNI-IAS). He has also served as an advisor to the Japanese Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), as well as the member of the SDGs Promotion Headquarters, the SDGs Promotion Round-Table, the Government of Japan, and many other government committees, mainly in the field of SDGs. Dr. Kanie is a leading figure in SDGs research in Japan, having been appointed as one of the 15 independent scientists, and the sole Japanese researcher, commissioned to prepare the 2023 UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). In June 2020, he launched ""Japan SDGs Action Promotion Council"", driving SDGs actions in Japan.
WELCOME | MAIN STAGE
HOST: UN SDG ACTION CAMPAIGN
Welcome to the 2021 edition of the SDG Global Festival of Action! This opening session will introduce you to the issues that will be addressed across the Festival, will introduce you to our new virtual home and share expert insights from a selection of key Festival partners into the hopes and ambitions for what we can achieve together.