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The Pathway to 17 Summit is a global event focused on bringing together thought leaders, industry experts and practitioners working to solve complex issues aligned with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2 day summit will focus on Digital Development and Gender Equality as our main thematic areas.

We are experiencing a digital and technological revolution that will alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. The scale and complexity of the transformation are enormous and rapidly evolving. This will impact all economies and industries. Disruption and innovation require new mindsets from organisations and governments, new skills from our workforce and the emergence of new professions.

The Summit will highlight the innovative work that is being done at both a global and local level in these areas and provide an opportunity for participants to engage with experts and peers to broaden their knowledge, open dialogue, and put us on a collaborative path to achieving the SDGs.

The summit is held virtually and has been architected to allow for equal parts learning, discussion and networking and will include keynote presentations, expert panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and networking sessions. The presentations and panels have been curated to reflect on current challenges in both the local and global context and to inspire innovation and collaboration.

Participants can develop their own personalised summit agenda by selecting to attend sessions from any thematic area depending on interest. Whether you are working to solve global issues such as SDGs: 1 – no poverty, 5 – gender equality, 8 – decent work and economic growth, 9 – industry, innovation and infrastructure, 10 – reduced inequality, 13 – climate action and 17 – partnerships to achieve the goal, this summit will provide opportunities to understand complexity, mitigate risks and create sustainable, inclusive, and scalable interventions.

Pathway to 17 Summit is proudly organised by Digital Frontiers Institute and The Alliance of Digital Finance Associations