SDG Dialogues – A Decade of Action: Enabling the SDGs

Video | 16 April 2021

With less than a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the COVID-19 pandemic has set back the region’s progress. As Asia and the Pacific recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to focus on the SDGs. In 2021 ADB launched its first corporate report articulating its support for the SDGs, and highlighting how its financing, knowledge, and partnerships advance the agenda.

The interactive dialogue reflects on ADB’s efforts to support the SDGs, and opportunities to help developing members accelerate progress on the Goals as they recover from the COVID 19 pandemic. The discussion will focus on:

  • The need to support green, resilient, inclusive and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that aligns with the SDGs.
  • ADB’s response to the SDGs through financing, technical assistance, and knowledge.
  • Opportunities to innovate for and deepen support for SDG implementation.

Opening keynote

Masatsugu Asakawa

Masatsugu Asakawa
President
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Helen Clark

Smita Nakhooda
ADB Senior Results Management Specialist

Panelists

Helen Clark

Helen Clark
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and
Administrator of UNDP

Bredina Drollet

Bredina Drollet
Director’s Advisor
Asian Development Bank

Roger Fischer

Roger Fischer
Executive Director
Asian Development Bank

Closing Remarks

Bambang Susantono

Bambang Susantono
Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
Asian Development Bank