(09.30-11.00) Session 11
Thematic Panel (Repositioning the United Nations system)
Moderator: Dr. Petru Dumitriu, Inspector, Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations system
Rapporteur: Nurulayn Binte NoorWilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Bernhard KowatschHead of Innovation Accelerator, World Food Programme (WFP)
Christopher Clark, Head, Membership and Partner Relations Division, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Marina Skuric-Prodanovic, Chief, System-wide Approaches & Practices Section, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Virpi Stucki, Business Partnership Officer, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Marilena Viviani, Director Geneva Liaison Office, Public Partnerships Division, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Monica Ferro, Chief of the UNFPA Office in Geneva, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Andy Garner, Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

(11.00-12.30) Session 12
SDG I7 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development)
Moderator: Dr. Susann Stritzke, Research Associate Renewable Energy, University of Oxford, UK
Rapporteur: Mahmood Habib Alaafia, Head Admin Services & Coordination and Coordinator of Research & Development, Northern Municipal Council, Kingdom of Bahrain

Public private partnerships (PPPs) in history, theory and practice (Bhabani Shankar Nayak, Coventry University, UK)
Public Private Partnerships in Services (Ronald McQuaid, University of Stirling, UK)
Public-Private Partnerships and their relationship with sustainable development in Brazil (Danilo de Oliveira Sampaio, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil)
Public-Private Partnerships for sustainable development: how customers, employees and investors can inform the selection process (Beverlee B. Anderson, California State University San Marcos, USA)
Multiple pathways to form PPPs for urban public service delivery: a case study of bicycle-sharing service in China (Huanming Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China)

(14.00-15.30) Session 13 Goals 7/11/13/16 (Affordable and clean energy/Sustainable cities and communities/Climate action/Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions) 
Moderator: Dr. Moazzem HossainAssociate Professor, International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Australia 
Rapporteur: Dr. Nahlaa A. Khalifa, Assistant Professor, Clinical Nutrition, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia  

Implementing the first solar PPP in Zambia: Policy implications & learning lessons (Susann Stritzke, University of Oxford, UK)
A synergistic evaluation of the ecological view and the government performance concept: an exploratory study of 45 cities in western China (Yan Li, Dalian University of Technology, China)
Combating desertification in Sudan: experiences and lessons learned (Sarra A. M. Saad, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sudan Allam Ahmed, University of Sussex, UK Sufyan A. M. Ossman, Ministry of Oil, Sudan)
Understanding the attitude of generation Y towards transport apps: the case of Dubai (Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh, American University of Sharjah, UAE)
Sustainable economic development in post-conflict Colombia (Vilma Dahiana Bedoya Bahamón, University of Tolima, Colombia)

(15.30-17.00) Session 14 SDG 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure) 
Moderator: Dr. Adil Dafa’AllaSpecialist, Aero Data for Loads, Airbus UK Ltd Group, UK 
Rapporteur: Vilma Dahiana Bedoya Bahamón, University of Tolima, Colombia

Innovation platforms fostering communities of practice in a low carbon economy towards 2030(Cristian Matti, EIT Climate-KIC , Belgium and Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Individual factors affecting administrative innovation in Lebanon (Hala Abou Arraj, American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
Promote sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation through a PPP in Africa (Abdelkader Djeflat, University of Lille, France)
Research and development collaboration between the Northern Municipal Council and local universities in the Kingdom of Bahrain (Mahmood Habib Alaafia, Northern Municipal Council, Kingdom of Bahrain)
Demystifying China’s environmental governance system 1973-2016: role of law, position of actor and linkage of policy (Rui Mu, Dalian University of Technology, China)