The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has announced that environment and development policy expert Dr Margaret Jones Williams, United Nations Development Programme’s Deputy Resident Representative for Suriname, will be the guest presenter at its 2020 public lecture which will be hosted virtually on September 30 starting at 11:30 a.m. EST.
The annual lecture, which typically takes place in March, was postponed in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Jamaica this year. In keeping with protocols to limit the spread of the pandemic, the lecture will take place exclusively online for the first time and will be live streamed via Zoom.
The lecture, which is being presented by GKF in partnership with the UNDP, is entitled The Decade of Action Begins – The Sustainable Development Goals Leaving No One Behind and will explore the historical context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), their adoption and progress.
Dr Jones Williams joins a distinguished list of presenters in the GK Foundation Annual Lecture Series including Dr Maureen Samms-Vaughn, Professor Barry Chevannes, Dennis Morrison Q.C., Professor Elizabeth Thomas-Hope and Professor Emerita Elsa Leo-Rhynie.