Keynote Speaker Announcement

We are very proud to present our first keynote speaker!

Ricki Kgositau

Ricki Kgositau is the newly appointed Executive Director of the NGO AIDS Accountability International which is best known for using scorecards to hold leaders accountable for the commitments made to stop the AIDS epidemic. She is the first young African trans woman to lead an international NGO.

Ricki holds a bachelor in international relations, diplomacy and international human rights law from Monash University South Africa, and despite her young age she has a wealth of experience in legal and policy reform as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Isabella Lövin

Isabella Lövin is the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and climate, and Deputy Prime Minister. She is also spokesperson for the Green party. She is co-chair of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding.

Former elected Member of the European Parliament (2009–2014) where she was a leading member of the Greens in the Fisheries and Development Committees, involved in the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy.

Professor Ole Petter Ottersen

Professor Ole Petter Ottersen is the newly-appointed Vice-Chancellor of Karolinska Institutet after having served eight years as president of the University of Oslo. He is a medical doctor and his research has focused on the field of neuroscience.

Having a special interest in global health, Ole Petter Ottersen was chair of the groundbreaking Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health, which studied the political determinants of global health inequalities.

Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson

Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson is the chair of the governance committee of the Emerging Voices for Global Health Network (EV4GH), which is a global network of over 250 young researchers and change makers. The network strives to enable representation of young voices at the global level within health systems research.

Dorcus holds a doctoral degree from Uppsala University in International Health focusing on health systems strengthening. As a medical doctor, public health specialist and with work experience in several African countries – Dorcus sits on extensive experience in the field of global health.

Ola Rosling

Ola Rosling is President and Co-Founder of Gapminder Foundation together with his late father Hans Rosling and his wife Anna Rosling Rönnlund.

Moving beyond converting global statistic trends into moving, interactive and stunning graphics, such as the bubble charts made famous by Hans Rosling, Gapminder is now on a quest to fight ignorance and promote Factfulness.