Dr. Justus Kilonzi Paul, Savannah Informatics Co-Founder and President of the Savannah Global Health Institute (SGHI), joined global leaders, chief executive officers, and philanthropists at COP28UAE Business and Philanthropy Forum in Dubai. This forum, convened by the Sustainable Markets Initiative, mobilized global business leaders and philanthropists to progress action in line with the COP28 Presidential Action Agenda to advance cross-sectoral progress around net zero and nature-positive goals. Prominent leaders from business and philanthropy such as Bill Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Badr Jafar, Brian Moynihan, Aliko Dangote, Kristalina Georgieva Managing Director, Ray Dalio, Pascal Soriot, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Sir Chris Hohn, among other exemplary luminaries, shared insights and perspectives on approaches to close the gaps between policy and practice and accelerate climate action through cross-sectoral partnerships and collaboration.
Climate change is a major threat to human welfare, as are food insecurity, malnutrition, and infectious diseases, and the call to action is more urgent than ever as the world is better off in a world with fewer carbon emissions, fewer illnesses, starvation, and death.
At Savannah Informatics and our global health institute, we are focused on designing and implementing collaborative health system strengthening focused on the triple transition. We aim to support climate and health system resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa, and we are eager to foster more global collaborations. Our participation at COP28UAE demonstrates our commitment to reducing carbon emissions and improving health, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts for a sustainable and equitable future.