Amir Dossal 
President and CEO, UN Global Partnerships Forum

Amir Dossal on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the role of engineers in achieving them.

Amir Dossal is Founder and President of the Global Partnerships Forum, a not-for-profit knowledge platform to provide changemakers with tools to build innovative partnerships to address economic and social challenges. Amir is co-founder of the Pearl Initiative, and Ocean Sanctuary Alliance. He is also a Commissioner of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.

Amir Dossal works globally across sectors, including education, environment, finance, health, media, technology, as well as peace, security and human rights.  Amir has worked with sustained commitment toward an overarching vision of uniting public and private energies for social progress. By nature, a social entrepreneur and innovator, his work is an endeavour to bond the power of the private sector, government and civil society, in order that together, they may better serve the greater good.

Amir won the 2010 Humanitarian Award from the UN Association of New York for his accomplishments in Partnerships to End Poverty and World Hunger. In 2010, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco appointed Amir as Ambassador for Peace and Sport. In 2015, Amir and his son Zecki received the Humanitarian Innovation Award for intergenerational partnerships. In 2016, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales bestowed Amir with their Outstanding Achievement Award, for his work in uniting public and private organisations to address the world’s economic and social challenges.