On Tuesday, 17th of May, 2022, a group of high-level stakeholders, including CEOs of member and non-member organizations, selected bureaucrats, the Resident Coordinator, United Nations, and representatives of the other UN Agencies, as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps gathered at the Rooftop Event Hall, MTN plaza for a CEOs Breakfast Roundtable with the theme The Private Sector: The Exigency of its Collaboration to the Sustainability of Africa.
The CEO Breakfast Roundtable is a strategic platform for participants to strengthen partnerships, develop opportunities for collaboration and advance their commitments to the Ten Principles, and collectively scale the private sector’s impact and capabilities for delivering the SDGs and AU Agenda 2063 within the Nigerian context.
The event focused on the launch/adoption of the Africa Strategy and the identification of various workstreams for the Global Compact’s Local Network (LN) in Nigeria, based on the strategic priorities for the region. These priorities are Gender Equality (SDG 5), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Climate Action (SDG 13), Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16), and Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17).
Our Chief Marketing Officer, Adia Sowho, in her goodwill remark on behalf of the CEO, recounted how she got involved with pushing for sustainable development from a tender age and her excitement on discovering MTN was not only upholding the principles for responsible business practices but was a sitting member on the board of the UN Global Compact Network Nigeria.
See the gallery for pictures from the event.