06 November, Monday
09:30 - 10:30 (LT)

Official Opening Ceremony

  • Performance by South Africa Youth Choir
  • Opening by Master of Ceremonies, Veli Mbele, Deputy Director, DSI
  • Welcome from the Deputy Major of Cape Town, Edwin Peter Andrews
  • Remarks from Phil Mjwara, Director General, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
  • Video address from Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General
  • Remarks from Rainer von Brandis, Research Director, National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project
  • Remarks from youth representative Thobeka Zondi
  • Closing remarks from GEO Secretariat Director Yana Gevorgyan
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