ODI in conversation with Achim Steiner

1 May 2018 16:00 - 17:30 BST
Public event
Streamed live online

Achim Steiner @ASteiner - Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

In conversation with Alex Thier @Thieristan - Executive Director, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Description

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Achim Steiner @ASteiner joins ODI in conversation on how to deliver more effective and integrated support to realise the 2030 Agenda. 

Biographies

Achim Steiner became UNDP Administrator in June 2017 and is also the Vice-Chair of the UN Development Group, which unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies and other bodies that work to support sustainable development. Over nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Alex Thier is the Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Prior to joining ODI in January 2017, he was a senior official at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and founder of Triple Helix, a US-based consultancy firm which he founded to increase access to off-grid, renewable energy in Africa and Asia.