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Don't Choose Extinction

A campaign by the United Nations Development Programme to address climate change proudly supported by SAWA and the Global Cinema Medium

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May

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Don't Choose Extinction

A campaign by the United Nations Development Programme to address climate change proudly supported by SAWA and the Global Cinema Medium

UNDP

Join us on May 11 for the Global Cinema Campaign launch featuring Aïssa Maïga, the inaugural Frankie Climate Impact Awards, the UN Chamber Orchestra, and much more. The evening will celebrate the #DontChooseExtinction film being screened in 30 countries across the globe in 15 languages.

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Program highlights

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19:00 EDT – Introduction & Opening Remarks

  • Maher Nasser, UN Director of Outreach
  • Usha Rao Monari, UNDP Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator

19:08 EDT – Don’t Choose Extinction

  • Screening of the "Don't Choose Extinction" Global Cinema Ad

19:10 EDT – Frankie Global Impact Awards

  • Inaugural "Frankie" Global Impact Awards Presentation for recognition of outstanding contribution to Climate Action

19:20 EDT – Keynotes and Discussion

  • John Partilla Screenvision Media USA, Chief Executive Officer and SAWA Director
  • Sweta Chakraborty, President US Operations, We Don't Have Time
  • Scott Felenstein, President - Sales, Marketing & Partnerships at National CineMedia (NCM)
  • Sergio Fernandez De Cordova, Executive Chairman, Pvblic Foundation
  • Kathryn Jacob OBE, President-Elect, SAWA Global Cinema Advertising Association and Chief Executive Officer, Pearl and Dean UK

19:35 EDT – Music

  • Brief remarks by Brenda Vongova, President of the UN Chamber Music Society
  • Asia: JOE HISAISHI (1950 - ) "Reprise" from Spirited Away[arr. by Sachiko Miyano for the UN Chamber Music Society]
  • Western Europe: FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797 - 1828) "Piano Trio No.2 in E Flat Major, Op.100, D.929:" II. Andante Con Moto
  • Eastern Europe: VADIM PETROV (1932 - 2020) "Ruské evangelium" (arr. for the UN Chamber Music Society)
  • Middle East: “Aatini Nay” (Lyrics from Gebran Khalil Gebran, Composed by Nagib Hankache) | (arr. A Bu for the UN Chamber Music Society) | Courtesy of “Voix de l’Orient” (A.Chahine & Fils)
  • Africa: CHRISTOPHER TIN (1976 - ) "Baba Yetu" from Calling All Dawns (Arranged for the UN Chamber Music Society)
  • Female composer: CLARA SCHUMANN (1819 - 1896) "Romance Op.22, No. 1"

20:00 EDT — End of Broadcast

Speakers & guests

Maher Nasser

 (
)

Director of the Outreach Division and Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020

Maher Nasser is the Director of Outreach at the United Nations Department of Global Communications and the Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020 in Dubai. he has over three decades of experience in the United Nations System covering communications, advocacy, external relations, partnerships, representation, internal employee engagement, management, and leadership. Further, he has served in multiple duty stations on four continents with extensive experience in the field, regional, and headquarter settings.

Usha Rao-Monari

 (
IN
)

Under Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of UNDP

Usha Rao-Monari is the Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). As Senior Adviser to Blackstone’s Infrastructure Group, Ms. Rao-Monari is an investment professional with almost 30 years of investment experience, particularly in the infrastructure area. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Water Development Partners, a Blackstone portfolio company, and held several senior positions, notably as Director of the Sustainable Business Advisory Group at the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group. She currently serves on the Boards of a number organizations in the field of sustainable development and has held a number of Board and advisory positions in the areas of water, natural capital, biodiversity and environment.

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
)

Risk and behavioral scientist, President, US Operations We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the US President for We Don’t Have Time, the world’s largest review platform for climate solutions. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food insecurity and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.

http://swetachakraborty.com

Sergio Fernandez de Cordova

 (
PE
)

Executive Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation

Sergio is an internationally recognized leader across various industries with a common theme of developing innovative public-private multi-stakeholder governance models, from shaping social impact initiatives, regulatory frameworks to smart city policy & programs. Sergio over the last two decades has founded, invested and/or participated in over 23 companies, rolled up & acquired over 19 companies and has been involved in raising over 750m across his career. Most notably know for building one of Americas fastest growing billboard companies, Fuel Outdoor, from zero to top 3 privately owned in the USA sold to Van Wagner in 2012 and exiting his next venture a Smart City company 5 years later, P3 Global Management to Portobello Capital. Today he is the Executive Chairman of PVBLIC Foundation and P3 Smart City Partners, Inc.

John Partilla

 (
)

Chief Executive Officer, Screenvision Media USA & SAWA Director

John Partilla is CEO of Screenvision Media, a premier cinema, video, and media organization. During the first 5 years of his leadership, Screenvision Media experienced 80% organic revenue growth and a tripling of EBITDA profitability. Prior to joining Screenvision Media, Mr. Partilla served as CEO of Olson Group, and EVP, Digital Practice Lead, of ICF International. His 30 year career has spanned across digital, media, and advertising sectors including COO of Dentsu Network West; President, Global Media Sales of Clear Channel Communications; and President, Global Media Group of Time Warner. Prior to his media sector experience, Mr. Partilla spent 18 years on the agency side of the business, rising to Managing Partner of Young and Rubicam. He was also the founder and CEO of Y&R’s Brand Buzz, a digitally-driven agency that helped pioneer digital practices and persuasion in its 10 year lifecycle.

Scott Felenstein

 (
)

President - Sales, Marketing & Partnerships at National CineMedia (NCM)

Motivated and highly knowledgeable expert in the advertising, digital media, cinema media, OOH, Digital Out of Home and television broadcast industries with 25+ years of experience in sales management, business development, marketing and agency relations to support client needs. Regularly delivers against aggressive business goals to help partners achieve and exceed their business objectives.

Brenda Vongova

 (
)

President of the UN Chamber Music Society

Brenda Vongova has been a United Nations international civil servant for over a decade. During this time, she has championed the UN values of peace, respect for human rights, and has been a vocal advocate for the universal ideals, principles and values enshrined in the UN Charter – through music. In 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters, she founded the UN Chamber Music Society – dedicated to promoting the values of the United Nations through the universal language of music.

Kathryn Jacob

 (
)

OBE, President-Elect, SAWA Global Cinema Advertising Association and Chief Executive Officer, Pearl and Dean UK

Kathryn is CEO of the Cinema Advertising giant Pearl and Dean in the UK and has been a leader and innovator in the Cinema Medium since her appointment to the role in 2006. In 2016 she co-authored “The Glass Wall,“ a book which addresses career progression for women and for businesses seeking to support female talent. Kathryn sits on the Development Board of RADA and the Council and Board of the Advertising Association.

Speakers & guests

Maher Nasser

 (
)
Director of the Outreach Division and Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020

Maher Nasser is the Director of Outreach at the United Nations Department of Global Communications and the Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020 in Dubai. he has over three decades of experience in the United Nations System covering communications, advocacy, external relations, partnerships, representation, internal employee engagement, management, and leadership. Further, he has served in multiple duty stations on four continents with extensive experience in the field, regional, and headquarter settings.

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Usha Rao-Monari

 (
IN
)
Under Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of UNDP

Usha Rao-Monari is the Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). As Senior Adviser to Blackstone’s Infrastructure Group, Ms. Rao-Monari is an investment professional with almost 30 years of investment experience, particularly in the infrastructure area. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Water Development Partners, a Blackstone portfolio company, and held several senior positions, notably as Director of the Sustainable Business Advisory Group at the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group. She currently serves on the Boards of a number organizations in the field of sustainable development and has held a number of Board and advisory positions in the areas of water, natural capital, biodiversity and environment.

Read less
Read more

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
)
Risk and behavioral scientist, President, US Operations We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the US President for We Don’t Have Time, the world’s largest review platform for climate solutions. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food insecurity and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.

http://swetachakraborty.comRead less
Read more

Sergio Fernandez de Cordova

 (
PE
)
Executive Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation

Sergio is an internationally recognized leader across various industries with a common theme of developing innovative public-private multi-stakeholder governance models, from shaping social impact initiatives, regulatory frameworks to smart city policy & programs. Sergio over the last two decades has founded, invested and/or participated in over 23 companies, rolled up & acquired over 19 companies and has been involved in raising over 750m across his career. Most notably know for building one of Americas fastest growing billboard companies, Fuel Outdoor, from zero to top 3 privately owned in the USA sold to Van Wagner in 2012 and exiting his next venture a Smart City company 5 years later, P3 Global Management to Portobello Capital. Today he is the Executive Chairman of PVBLIC Foundation and P3 Smart City Partners, Inc.

Read less
Read more

John Partilla

 (
)
Chief Executive Officer, Screenvision Media USA & SAWA Director

John Partilla is CEO of Screenvision Media, a premier cinema, video, and media organization. During the first 5 years of his leadership, Screenvision Media experienced 80% organic revenue growth and a tripling of EBITDA profitability. Prior to joining Screenvision Media, Mr. Partilla served as CEO of Olson Group, and EVP, Digital Practice Lead, of ICF International. His 30 year career has spanned across digital, media, and advertising sectors including COO of Dentsu Network West; President, Global Media Sales of Clear Channel Communications; and President, Global Media Group of Time Warner. Prior to his media sector experience, Mr. Partilla spent 18 years on the agency side of the business, rising to Managing Partner of Young and Rubicam. He was also the founder and CEO of Y&R’s Brand Buzz, a digitally-driven agency that helped pioneer digital practices and persuasion in its 10 year lifecycle.

Read less
Read more

Scott Felenstein

 (
)
President - Sales, Marketing & Partnerships at National CineMedia (NCM)

Motivated and highly knowledgeable expert in the advertising, digital media, cinema media, OOH, Digital Out of Home and television broadcast industries with 25+ years of experience in sales management, business development, marketing and agency relations to support client needs. Regularly delivers against aggressive business goals to help partners achieve and exceed their business objectives.

Read less
Read more

Brenda Vongova

 (
)
President of the UN Chamber Music Society

Brenda Vongova has been a United Nations international civil servant for over a decade. During this time, she has championed the UN values of peace, respect for human rights, and has been a vocal advocate for the universal ideals, principles and values enshrined in the UN Charter – through music. In 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters, she founded the UN Chamber Music Society – dedicated to promoting the values of the United Nations through the universal language of music.

Read less
Read more

Kathryn Jacob

 (
)
OBE, President-Elect, SAWA Global Cinema Advertising Association and Chief Executive Officer, Pearl and Dean UK

Kathryn is CEO of the Cinema Advertising giant Pearl and Dean in the UK and has been a leader and innovator in the Cinema Medium since her appointment to the role in 2006. In 2016 she co-authored “The Glass Wall,“ a book which addresses career progression for women and for businesses seeking to support female talent. Kathryn sits on the Development Board of RADA and the Council and Board of the Advertising Association.

Read less
Read more

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Screen Vision Media

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a United Nations organization tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. In October, 2021, UNDP launched the campaign #Dontchooseextinction as a response to the monumental challenge of billions of dollars spent on fossil fuels subsidies while hundreds of millions of people live in poverty. Read more.

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