SDG Conference Bergen


Confirmed speakers for plenary panels

Ms. Erna Solberg
Prime Minister, Government of Norway.

Mr. Torbjørn Røe Isaksen
Minister of Education and Research, Government of Norway.

Dr. Helge Brattebø
Professor of Industrial Ecology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Acting Director of NTNU Sustainability.

Dr. Pam Fredman
Professor and former Rector, Gothenburg University, and Chair of International Association of Universities (IAU).

Dr. Tore Furevik
Professor, Geophysical Institute, and Director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Bergen (UiB).

Dr. Peter M. Haugan
Professor, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen (UiB), and Chair of UNESCO'S Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO).

Dr. John Hearn
Professor of Physiology at the University of Sydney, and Chief Executive of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

Ms. Liz Helgesen
International Secretary for global activities at Unio (Confederation of Unions for Professionals), Norway.

Dr. Katja Hujo
Senior Research Coordinator, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

Dr. Edward K. Kirumira
Professor and Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University, Uganda.

Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi
Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Dr. Hilligje van’t Land
Secretary-General and Executive Director, International Association of Universities (IAU).

Mr. Jon Lomøy
Director General of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

Mr. Samuel Malinga
Managing Director, Sanitation Africa, and one of the 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, working with the Office of the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth.

Dr. Desmond McNeill
Professor, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (UiO).

Dr. Elma Montaña
Director of Science Programs at the InterAmerican Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), Uruguay.

Mr. Shantanu Mukherjee
Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA).

Dr. Anna Nordén
Network Manager of SDSN Northern Europe, Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV), Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr. Henrik Österblom
Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Dr. Katherine Richardson
Professor of Biological Oceanography, University of Copenhagen, and member of the group of eminent scientists and experts to prepare the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Report.

Dr. John-Arne Røttingen
Chief Executive, The Research Council of Norway, and Associate Professor at the University of Oslo (UiO) and adjunct professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Inge H. Rydland
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (TBC)

Dr. David C. Smith
Coordinator, Institute for Sustainable Development, University of the West Indies (UWI), and member of the group of eminent scientists and experts to prepare the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Report.

Dr. Ingerid S. Straume
Senior Academic Librarian, University of Oslo (UiO).

Dr. Victoria W. Thoresen
Associate Professor and UNESCO Chair for Education about Sustainable Lifestyles, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Ms. Borghild Tønnesen-Krokan
Senior adviser on UN Sustainable Development Goals, The Norwegian ForUM for Development and Environment.

Ms. Johanne Vaagland
MA student, Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen (UiB).