March 10, 2017: Careers with the UN: Making the World a Better Place!
Speaker: Satya S. Tripathi

With Satya S. Tripathi, Senior Advisor, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Environment and the Chief Executive of the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, March 10th
Liu Institute for Global Issues – Multipurpose Room

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As you graduate, the top question on your mind is what to do next? How to make a stellar contribution with the degree, technical qualification and work experience that you have? Are you employable, and if so, what are the strengths you can and must leverage to succeed?

Once employed, one often faces the contradictions that any assignment brings to the fore. Maybe your job pays really well, but do you feel good about the work you do? Perhaps your job makes the world a better place, but your paycheck doesn’t make ends meet!

Mr. Tripathi will offer insights on a rewarding career with the UN, and the exciting opportunities that await young graduates that seek both financial and philanthropic rewards while contributing to society in a meaningful manner.”

Bio: Satya S. Tripathi is Senior Advisor, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Environment and the Chief Executive of the US$1 Billion Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF). The TLFF was established by UNEP, ICRAF, BNP Paribas and ADM Capital to leverage ‘private finance for public good’ and achieve transformative social and environmental impact in Indonesia. He is also a Senior Distinguished Fellow on Natural Resources Governance at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).

A lawyer and development economist by training, Mr. Tripathi has served with the UN since 1998 in key positions in Europe, Asia and Africa spanning a broad range of tasks pertaining to Climate Change, Humanitarian Affairs, Human Rights, Democratic Governance and Legal Affairs. From 2011 to 2016, he led the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia, a UN System Office established by the UN Secretary General in 2011 to support the pioneering efforts of Indonesia in climate change mitigation and adaptation through conservation of forests and preservation of peat-land and bio-diversity.

Co-sponsors: The Liu Institute for Global Issues, the Institute of Asian Research, UN Environment, Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility


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