On 2 July, the panel “How can Sweden contribute to reduce the most serious global risks?” was held in Visby.
Sweden has a long tradition of supporting international cooperation to address global risks. But what does it look like today? How could Sweden influence and promote deepened global cooperation in an environment of increasingly wicked problems, increased nationalism and protectionism, geopolitical instability in many regions, and with a great deal of confusion about how global challenges are to be addressed in today’s information and news flow?
Kristina Persson; founder Global Utmaning and former Swedish Minister for Strategic Development, Maher Nasser; Director of the Outreach Division UN Department of Public Information, Anders Rehnberg; spokesman for Liberal Youth of Sweden, Charlotte Petri Gornitzka; board member of the Global Challenges Foundation, chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and former director-general of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
Fredrik Karlsson, Executive Director of the Global Challenges Foundation, launched the conversation. Moderator was Jens Orback, senior advisor of the Global Challenges Foundation and former Swedish Minister for Democracy.
The seminar was organized in collaboration with SIDA at Almedalen’s global meeting place “Sverige i världen“.
See a video of the conversation on Sweden’s role in reducing global risks.