Popular Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi is currently in New York for the 2018 Goalkeeper’s event organized by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Other Africans including Abisoye Ajayi also attended the event.
On Tuesday, 24th of September Adesua attended the Global Goals awards dinner, wearing a jumpsuit made by Mai Atafo.
The awards dinner was held to honour activists and groups who have positively impacted people’s lives and have inspired others to accelerate change.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the 2018 edition of the ‘Goalkeepers Data Report’ charting progress towards the SDGs against 18 indicators. This year’s report highlights ways that young people can help to transform Africa, given the use of promising approaches in health and education.
The Goalkeepers initiative, which was launched in September 2017, uses stories, data and partnerships to highlight progress towards Goals, and hold governments accountable, fostering new leadership. The initiative tracks progress using the following indicators: poverty, stunting, agriculture, maternal mortality, under-five mortality, neonatal mortality, HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, family planning, universal health coverage, smoking, vaccines, education, gender equality.
Others present at the event included Nomzamo and Bonang from south Africa, young African artist and photographer, Trevor Stuurman who was the official photographer for belinda and Bill Gates Foundation for the event.